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)

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

1967 – The Arty-Lee School Becomes a Model Head Start Center

© Jerry F. Couch First, some background information… In the 1960’s, poverty in America was finally acknowledged as a self-perpetuating social problem.  Numerous federal economic development programs were created with the intent of breaking the cycle of poverty.  One such program was Project Heat Start. Created by the Office of Economic Opportunity’s Community Action Program,… Read More 1967 – The Arty-Lee School Becomes a Model Head Start Center