Catherine Venable Moore — Writer & Producer

A Brief History of Cedar Grove

In Cedar Grove, Current Projects, Mary Lee Settle, West Virginia History on December 13, 2012 at 11:30 am

Peggy Coleman, one of Cedar Grove’s resident historians who is involved in the Cedar Grove documentary I’m working on, recently lent me a pamphlet: Cedar Grove Salutes the Kanawha County Bicentennial (1788 to 1988). It’s full of historical photos and text outlining the history of the town and includes several pages titled, “Do You Remember?”

The Miners March on Logan in the early 1920’s?

When all the streets of Cedar Grove were dirt?

When bacon was 15 cents a pound?

When steamboats named the Cotton Blossom, the Majestic, the Princess and the Water Queen tied up at the lower end of town and put on shows?

When the rag, a bone and a hank of hair was found in the Old Brick Church yard?

When all the girls went down to the train depot on Sunday afternoons to meet train number 36?

When the Kanawha and Hocking Coal and Coke Co. dumped “buck jimmies” over the middle tipple in Cedar Grove?

The list goes on and on.



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