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Spiritually reuniting Logan’s pioneer couple

By Dwight Williamson This was originally published in the Logan Banner on July 30, 2014 and is republished here with the author’s permission and our special thanks. A Logan Banner story which appeared April 23 of this year concerning the … Continue reading

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“Boots” was anything but a normal coal miner

By Dwight Williamson Thousands of men have since about 1900 risked their lives bringing coal from the mountainous hollows of Logan County. There have been hundreds of coal mine related deaths and thousands of injuries, including broken backs and lost … Continue reading

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Cherry Tree in the news

This is a collection of newspaper clippings about Cherry Tree and some of its residents. Most are from the collection of Kayte Atkins, mother of Doris Atkins Branch and Eddie Atkins.

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English credited with discovering coal in Logan Co.

By Dwight Williamson There have been many notable figures who have made their homes in what is now Logan County. One such person that few people are aware of is a man who came from his native Philadelphia in 1852 … Continue reading

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Logan Co. people with national interest

By Dwight Williamson The events that formulate the subject matter of history have proven bountiful in Logan County. From times past when Aracoma and other Indians roamed our hills and valleys until the present day huge success of the million-to-one … Continue reading

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1960 Logan East Junior High School

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Photos courtesy of Bob Piros. Any help identifying the students and teachers in these photos will be appreciated. If you can identify someone or yourself, please convey the roll number and student number in that row. 1960 Logan East Junior … Continue reading

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Cherry Tree Grade School

“If my source is right, the Cherry Tree School was built about the time of the First World War (1917). One of the carpenters was Mr. L. E. (Ed) Steele. He was the father of Edna Steele who was married … 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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