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2 - Hinton News Tues. June 27, 2017 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper Roy C. Long PECAN SALE NOW IN PROGRESS One pound large pieces, Now $8.00, one pound large halves, $8.50 Call Joyce Ritter, 466-1135 or Cleo Mathews, 466-1515. NOTICE Meadow Creek Cemetery needs your donations for this year's care for the cemetery. Four large Trees have fallen and need removed. Meadow Creek Cemetery, P.O. Box 85, Meadow Creek WV 25977. Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (l~esu print) LOWELL, WEST VIRGINIA GETS A NEW BRIDGE: My article this week about the Lowell community features two very important pictures of the past. One 'picture features the single track overhead support type bridge spanning the Greenbrier River at Lowell and is the original wooden bridge built spanning the Greenbrier River at Lowell and is the original wooden bridge built I circa 1872 during the construction I of the C&O Railway Company in its the tunnels. Judson area where he had been In the winter of 1900, the C&O visiting his brother, Robert Sims, was dismantling the old single track could not cross at the ferry at Talcott wooden bridge and building so he had gone to Lowell to cross the additional piers to handle the new double track girder type bridge tht still spans the river at Lowell, W. VA. It is now used a a foot bridge and it is my understanding the bridge was sold, about 1947, to the W. VA. Dept. of Highways for $10,000. river on the railroad bridge. Within minutes after these parties had crossed, the piling was swept from under the span...~ The bridge workers and several residents of Lowell and Talcett were standing by watching and waiting Captain Olmstead was employedfor the impending washout. They to construct the additional piers were beginning to think the needed and construction of the new precautions that had been taken to bridge was under the supervision of save the bridge was going to work. NOTICE Do you have a diagnosis of breast cancer or know someone who does? Do you need a mammogram and cannot afford one? Do you live in Summers County? If the answer is yes Walk for Her Lifetime can help., We are an organization that offers mammograms and financial aid to those who have a diagnosis of breast cancer. It doesn't matter if you have insurance or not because we cover items most insurance does not. For more information call 304-286-9189 or 304-575-7026. I westward movement for the 'Great Connection'with the Ohio River. The foreman Rufus Meadows who, at It was wishful thinking, however, ] second picture features the building that time, or later, lived at Talcott, because the strength of the freshet WEIGHT WATCHIE.RS II ht W .. rs z ..... zn I City. .State. Zip. " of the replacement bridge circa 1900 W. VA. Piling.had been driven into would not be denied. Suddenly thewoia ateho "a hael " which was a girder type bridge and the river bed and false work built piling gave away and the false work Hm~n7 Meetings ~e on Thursday I TEAS & MAIL TO: I was constructed for double track and on top of them to support .... the trackand coal cars dropped into theevening" " at 5.30in the Fellowshi