The History of Mt Lookout, WV

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Stuff you find...

I have been going through Ronnie's research and pictures a little at a time and has really been an arduous task. It has really been a lot of work and it seems like I’m getting nowhere fast. Now I’m not trying to gain any sympathy, every now and then I run across something that gives me a little chuckle like this photo and makes it worthwhile.

This photo is classic. The photo has "Cole Girls" written on the back. Other than that I really know nothing. I assume it is from Mt. Lookout, but that's only a guess. These ladies look liked they just stepped out of the saloon to me. I hope I'm not insulting anyone.

If you have any information regarding this photo, please let me know.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Community WW I Veterans

I thought I would post this photo of the WW I veterans from Mt. Lookout. Seems the least I can do for old War Heroes. From what little information I can find I believe this photo is from 1917. The tall guy third from the left in the back is my grandfather, George Wesley Kincaid.

Front Row, L to R; G.B. Jones, Charles Halstead, Henry and G.L. Pitsenberger

2nd Row: Charles Shaffer, Crosby McClung, William Murray Johns, Arthur Amick.

Back Row: Z.B. McClung, Emory Underwood, G.W. Kincaid, Frank Johns, C.S. McClung, Alex Hendrickson.

If you have anything you would like to add, please let me know.

Update: A big thanks to Loretta Legg and Tom Legg for pointing out my missing name. William Murray Johns was the name that was missing from the second row.


Monday, December 5, 2011

Mt. Lookout General Store

I was asked recently if I had any pictures and information on the old General Store in Mt. Lookout. What I know is very limited. Here is the information that I have gleaned from others (Debbie Fraley). It was built in 1901 by Walter Legg and served as the General Store and the Post Office. It is now owned by John and Mary Bethune as Gauley River Pottery. Here are a couple of photos that I have.

 According to what I have been told that is Walter Legg in the front on the right and Pete Legg in the back on the right. I have no idea who the other two are.

If anyone has more pictures or information on the store I would love to hear it.