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The little town at the mouth of Buffalo Creek

By Dwight Williamson Man, W.Va., was incorporated in 1918. The formal boundaries for the Town of Man encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. The elevation is 738 feet. February 26th … Continue reading

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City losing another historical structure

By Dwight Williamson Another relic of the town of Logan is in the process of disappearing. URCO Incorporated purchased the property from the State Auditor’s Office for taxes and employees are currently razing the 102-year-old structure located on Hudgins Street … Continue reading

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Early Logan Co.: A mighty tough place to live

By Dwight Williamson From everything I’ve been able to discover over the years, it appears Logan County was a mighty tough place to live, particularly during the 1800’s. There were no real law enforcement officers, and oftentimes matters were settled—let’s … Continue reading

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The legendary Don Chafin

By Dwight Williamson While great detail will be given in a future edition of this newspaper regarding the history of legendary Logan County Sheriff Don Chafin and the very house in which he lived, for today’s purposes, I would like … Continue reading

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The historic cemetery in Logan

By Dwight Williamson “People who die are not buried in a field, they are buried in the heart” — Anonymous. There exists a somewhat forgotten yet historic cemetery in the town of Logan. Located on High Street, it is unintentionally … Continue reading

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Alderson helped elevate Logan to greatness

By Dwight Williamson Some of Logan County’s most precious history has truly been buried within the bounds of Logan County. Unfortunately, along with time, and some factors beyond the common man’s reach, the great efforts of men and women of … Continue reading

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Growing up with the Company Store

By Dwight Williamson Island Creek Coal Company’s No. 16 store was located where D&S Machine Shop is now just above the Verdunville Post Office. The center of a coal camp, company stores  were busy except on Sunday’s when they were closed. It is believed that this photo was taken on a Sunday since there are no vehicles or customers. There was a time not that … Continue reading

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Mountain Woman

Mountain Woman: Reflections on Life in the Appalachian Coalfields by Matt Browning at mattbrowningbooks.com Earlier this year, I was invited by Voices of Appalachia to write a piece about Appalachian culture. I chose to interview my mother about her experiences … Continue reading

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Development of Education

Development of Education By J. A. Vickers The history of Logan County dates back to the French and Indian War. The settlers were all uneducated me setting out into a strange country as pioneers, courage and a will to win … Continue reading

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My Memories of Logan

My memories of Logan – More Than Feudin’ and Fightin’ By Elizabeth Thurmond Witskhey This article was originally published in the Spring 2000 edition of the Goldenseal Magazine. It is published here with their permission and our special thanks. Back … Continue reading

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