Author Archives: Frank Thompson

Altizer Family of Man

The Altizer Family of Man, Logan County, WV The History of West Virginia, Old and New and West Virginia Biography Volume II Biographical, Page 211 The American Historical Society, Inc., Chicago and New York Published 1923 Aaron Edson Altizer, M. … Continue reading

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Danny M. Greene Memorial Bridge

Logan Blvd Bridge named in Honor of Danny M. Greene When I read in the Banner that they were replacing the Logan Boulevard Bridge that runs over Cherry Tree and Mount Gay, I immediately thought of my friend Danny Greene. … Continue reading

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Battle of Blair Mountain

Battle of Blair Mountain The Battle of Blair Mountain was one of the largest civil uprisings in United States history and the largest armed rebellion since the American Civil War. For five days in late August and early September 1921, … Continue reading

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Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties

Logan and Lincoln County Vietnam Casualties Tribute Video httpvh://youtu.be/HhLcGYR7KH8 One of my best childhood friends was Danny Greene who was killed in Vietnam in 1967. This page is a tribute to him and to all of the other Logan and … Continue reading

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Montcoal, WV Mine Disaster – April 5, 2010

On April 5, 2010 29 coal miners lost their lives at the Upper Big Branch Mine at Montcoal in Raleigh County, West Virginia. Below are two heartbreaking videos about the men that lost their lives in this tragic mine disaster. … Continue reading

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Whites Addition

Whites Addition is named after the Eli White (1851-1931) family who had a farm here. He is buried at the White Cemetery on the hillside of Whites Addition. Although the quality of the photo below is very poor, one can … Continue reading

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Harts Creek, WV

Leave a Comment Old Home Place Harts Creek, WV These are photos of my grandmother,  Myrtle Adams Thompson at Harts Creek in Logan County.  I’ve always loved these old photos.  The first one reminds me of an old Currier and … Continue reading

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Justice Grade School

The more time goes by, the more it seems we try to hold onto the past.  They say you can never go back but it’s nice to touch a piece of the past again. One of my fondest childhood memories … Continue reading

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