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Talcott (W. Va.)

Subject Source: Local Lc

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Long/Trail Southeastern West Virginia Historical Records

Collection Number: A&M 3762
Overview Records and photographs documenting the history of southeastern West Virginia compiled by Summers County residents Fred Long and Stephen Trail. Many of the items were collected by a local newspaper, the Hinton Daily News (later the Hinton News). The collection focuses on the history of Summers County and Hinton from the mid-1700s to 2012, as well as the history of other areas in southeastern Virginia and western Virginia....
Dates: ca. 1870-2015

News Articles Regarding Legend of John Henry

Collection Number: A&M 4016

Printed copies of news articles regarding the the legend of John Henry. Both articles regard the research of John Garst, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, into the historical basis of the legend, particularly the location where the contest occurred. Garst argues that Leeds, Alabama, rather than Talcott, West Virginia, is the likely location where the events that inspired the legend took place.

Dates: 2002

Virginia Steele, Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2258

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, journal articles, and pamphlets relating to the John Henry legend, John Henry ballads, and the erection of a John Henry statue at Talcott, West Virginia.

Dates: ca. 1880-1972