1926 Clinchfield Safety Boosters Banquet at Dante (Safety vs. Numbers)

© Jerry F. Couch THE CLINCHFIELD HOSPITAL at Dante, Virginia was a busy place in the 1920’s.  My research suggests at least one miner per day was treated there for injuries received on the job.  Some miners never made it to the hospital – they were killed instantly.  Others died years later of the long-term… Read More 1926 Clinchfield Safety Boosters Banquet at Dante (Safety vs. Numbers)

CARBOCOAL, THE CLINCH RIVER, AND DEAD FISH – 1921

© Jerry F. Couch  THE FEATURED IMAGE OF THE CLINCH RIVER SEEN ABOVE was taken in the 1930’s at a point between Carterton and Castlewood.  This photo illustrates the vital relationship between the river, croplands, and grazing lands The August 30, 1918 edition of the World News of Roanoke featured an interesting article concerning events then… Read More CARBOCOAL, THE CLINCH RIVER, AND DEAD FISH – 1921

St. Paul’s Russell St. as the years roll on – Part One

© Jerry F. Couch In late 1947, St. Paul businessman William Andrew Turner relocated his Chevrolet dealership from the western corner of Russell St. and Fifth Ave. to a new building on the eastern corner of Russell Street and Fifth Ave.  Turner had paid in excess of $60,000 to construct this building – a lot… Read More St. Paul’s Russell St. as the years roll on – Part One

Short Cuts and Tips for Housewives – From 1986

© Jerry F. Couch PICTURED ABOVE  In May of 1971, Mrs. Nell Jordan (left) presented a Castlewood PTA certificate of life membership and a pin to Mrs. Beatrice McInturff (right).  The occasion was Mrs. McInturff’s retirement as president of the Russell County PTA Council.  [Photo from the Clinch Valley Times archives]   FOR MANY YEARS,… Read More Short Cuts and Tips for Housewives – From 1986