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The following material was originally contained in the Jefferson County School News Vol. 2, No. 6 dated March 1976 and graciously provided by its Editor, Mary Stocks. In 1976 Jefferson County School News was a monthly publication sponsored by the Board of Education as a public service to Jefferson County residents. Superintendent - Harold L. Pickens President of the Board - Richard Neal Editor - Mary Stocks Special thanks to the following people who so willingly supplied information to the...
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The following material was originally contained in the Jefferson County School News Vol. 2, No. 8 dated May 1976 and graciously provided by its Editor, Mary Stocks. In 1976 Jefferson County School News was a monthly publication sponsored by the Board of Education as a public service to Jefferson County residents. Superintendent - Harold L. Pickens President of the Board - Richard Neal Editor - Mary Stocks Special thanks are due to the following people who so willingly supplied information...
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This view is on a post card printed by the Boston firm Tichnor Brothers Inc. They made color postcards with a linen texture dated ca. 1930-1945 concentrating on American vacation places. Their West Virginia collection has some good views of Jefferson County and is linked here:...
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Courtesy of Jim Surkamp View: [MEDIA=youtube]2PpsXa2CUX8[/MEDIA] [i][size=2][url=https://youtu.be/2PpsXa2CUX8]View: https://youtu.be/2PpsXa2CUX8[/url][/size][/i]
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Julia Davis: West Virginia Wordcrafter We suspect most of Shannondale and Beyond's viewers haven't heard of Julia Davis. Ms. Davis is another of what we consider the hidden treasures of Jefferson County. If someone has heard of her it would likely be with regard to her play, The Anvil, which recounted the trial of the abolitionist and insurrectionist John Brown. We've been granted the privilege of posting William Theriault's biography of Ms. Davis. It's a great read. Ms. Adams died January...
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Slowly but surely, S&B is transferring its articles from the old format to a new Content Management System (CMS). They include those about the Blue Ridge Mountain's past and that of the remainder of Jefferson County, too (and Beyond). Users may add articles of interest. All that's required is to request status as CMS editors. Remember, S&B is a community website, NOT Scientific American, and those submitting don't have to be pros in the writing game. We'll be delighted to show you how!...
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How our website, Shannondale and Beyond, came into being.
The Grand Old Clubhouse 1959 In the Winter of 2002, some former members of Shannondale Community Club came up with the idea of creating a website through which we could reconnect with others and share memories of the halcyon days of our youth. It was (and is) of great interest to us to preserve those wonderful times and the spirit we created and shared at the Club all those years ago. We felt the memories we created back then were too precious to lose to time. This site was created as a...
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Lake Shannondale's Construction 1964-1966 The photos below are part of a book dedicated to Charles M. Johnson, Shannondale's developer, by Granville (Pete) Cave. Pete devoted an extraordinary amount of time and energy to make a record that is both fascinating and historical. And he did it with a Kodak Instamatic camera and a pair of scissors. In this day of digital pix and photo shop his job would have been SO much easier. 1966, it was the largest, privately owned lake in West Virginia. It...
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A poignant tale. I'll relate it primarily in photos Rufi, The Ruby Throated Hummingbird One of our website's members, "9933", came upon a Hummer Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012. This elegant bird had apparently recently flown into a window. The little fellow was barely alive. The situation was aggravated by unseasonably cold weather, a frost, this late in April Our only species of Hummingbird in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, the Hummer had traveled up to 2000 miles just a...
He's making a list and checking it twice Welcome to your Mountain Community Center's Christmas Celebration Wishing you Note: Clicking on some images below will bring back larger views Christmas celebrations at the MCC wouldn't be complete without that visitor from the North Pole Santa is a aficionado of good music and was pleased to see that the MCC's Great Room was filled with music of the season provided by a quartet from the Charles Washington Symphony Orchestra (CWSO). See more about...
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Shannondale and Beyond's "Tales From The 'Dale" by Renown Cartoonist, Davdu (Click the Pics for a Larger View & read panels from the bottom to the top) Introducing Captain Lazer Flash
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One of the best shows in the County every year See a photo album from 2010 HERE For example Exciting Rides Politicians FOOD Garden Bounty Animals AND MORE! This article was originally published in forum thread: Jefferson County Fair PHOTOS-Post 'em Here started by Willis View original post
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A hard fought contest came to a conclusion with the melting of the last appreciable snowfall of Winter, March 25th. The contestants, while few in number, were able to wow S&B viewers with their artistic talents. Behold the masterpieces below. shadowplay toberah matthew_a gottwins0209 Ally Tinkler Spencer And last-but certainly NOT least Liz's entries A-F AND All the entries have their own special attributes. The one very special characteristic is the graciousness...
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A project by the Blue Ridge Watershed Coalition (BRWC) This project was made possible with a grant from the West Virginia Stream Partners Program The demonstration project was part of a larger effort designed to capture the first inch of rainfall and slow and filter as much of the water as possible from the land around the Mountain Community Center (MCC) by: Capturing rain from the rear roof and storing it in a cistern for irrigation and as an additional source of water for fire...
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