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Meadow River Lumber Company Historical Photos, Information and Articles

Main Slide Show (updated weekly!) New item- A collection of more than 773 historic photos and articles about Rainelle and the Meadow River Lumber Co., assembled by Gerry Mitchell.  Some go back to 1911.  Updated on an ongoing basis.

9-7-09 A slide show developed by Gerry Mitchell from pictures by Andy Aide Pendleton of the Kenneth Bragg Memorial Childrens Park in Rainelle adjacent to the golf course.  Kenneth lost his life as a youth in an abandoned Meadow River swimming pool.  The park is a memorial for Kenneth and a very nice playground/park for the Rainelle children.

8-1-08 Meadow River Lumber Company Festival Book - 181 photos - Loaned by J.W. Puckett, scanned by Gerry Mitchell - A history of Rainelle and the Meadow River Lumber Company from 1906 to 1970, complete with a very interesting list of people who worked at Meadow River Lumber Company over the years.

4-30-07 - A link to a YouTube video sent by Gerry Mitchell that provides the sights and sounds (including the whistle) of the Meadow River Lumber Company Heisler #6 steam engine and a Shay engine similar to the ones Meadow River used.

5-1-07 - An excellent photo collection of train photos, including Shays and other historical trains collected and scanned by Gerry Mitchell.

5-12-06
A very nice aerial view of the Meadow River Lumber Company - loaned by Terry Clower, scanned by Gerry Mitchell

6-30-06 - Meadow River Post 1986 Article - Meadow River - A Heritage Celebrated PG 1    PG 2 from Rip Johnson estate.

6-30-06 - Photos from the Rip Johnson estate - Meadow River Lumber Co & Workers 1925 and a photo of the NEHI Bottling Softball Team -1956

A very large poplar log being hauled by a team of two horses and Meadow River Lumber Company employees as pictured in a newspaper article.

7-25-06 - Meadow River Lumber Company and Rainelle Methodist Church Chestnut Interior Photos scanned with the permission of the West Virginia Division of Culture & History documents loaned by Norma Walker Zopp, scanned by Gerry Mitchell - 1) Kodak 2) Photoworks.  Separate include 1) Rainelle Methodist Church interior in Color 2) Rainelle Methodist B&W 3) Meadow River Lumber Co. Lumber Stacks 4) Meadow River Interior Stack

7-29-06 Meadow River house (now a museum at State Fair) and an old MR Rooming House photo scanned & prepared by Gerry Mitchell.

11-20-06 A color photo of Meadow River Lumber Company (probably in the 50's) sent by Kenneth Napier.

2-18-07 - Some new photos include a historical photo of the early pictures and  written history of The Rainelle Department Store and with photos of the store being torn down in 1988 enhanced by Gerry Mitchell, Meadow River houses across from the Rainelle School on main street and an the first schoolhouse in Rainelle in the original company house set up as a museum by Rip Johnson.
 


If you have digital photos to share, please upload them to www.photoworks.com or www.kodakgallery.com, "share" the link with us (dale.tincher@rainellereunion.com) and we will post the link.  The advantage of these services is that you can retain your photos while making them available for others to view, save or order prints.  If that is not possible, please e-mail the photo or contact me (Dale) or Gerry Mitchell (gerry.mitchell@rainellereunion.com) and we will work out a way to get the photos on the site.
 


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