Friday, July 21, 2006

Dawson, West Virginia



This picture shows an old country store near my grandfather's house in West Virginia. His house is on the hill in the background. My first visit there was in 1942. He called the place "Weatherhill."

In 1959, I stopped there to see my grandparents and bought gas for my 1953 Packard, from the pump that you see in the picture. The store had no electricity, so the pump was hand operated.

2 Comments:

Blogger Nancy said...

I grew up here. I loved this old store and Weatherhill. Pank Holland's grandaughters were my best friends. We lived beside of the old Campbell store and my grandfather, John Thompson had a dairy farm one mile away. I knew Weatherhill when the preacher Helms lived there. His grandsons were friends of mine. It was a gorgeous place and I spent much of my childhood roaming its acres. So glad to see this picture here. The Holland store looks just as I remember it.

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Blogger Claire Skerritt said...

My grandparents, John and Harriet Robertson used to own Weatherhill. I spent a lot of time there as a child in the 90's, if you have anymore information about this house I would love to know more. I was a toddler when my grandparents lived here so I only have faint memories, I would love to visit here again one day. I've been searching for my pictures or a street name or something but every address I find it never leads me anywhere, I tried looking for it on google earth. I was just wondering if you had any more information, I would really appreciate it. Email me at cskerrit@oswego.edu if you do!

10:48 PM  

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