Ruins of Old Lutheran Church, Built 1764, Used as Barracks During Revolutionary War, Winchester, Va.
Land given by Thomas Lord Fairfax, this old Lutheran Church was used as barracks during the Revolutionary War. Published by the Williamsport Paper Co. See original for correspondence. (From postcard collection legacy system--Non-WV.)
The Eccles Mine Disaster was an explosion of coal-seam methane in Raleigh County, W. Va. The explosion was caused when a miner blasted a hole through a barrier of coal in order to shorten the distance between working areas. This however cut off ventilation into the mine, allowing methane to accumulate within. An open flame light was the cause of the ignition of methane which killed over 180 people between mines number 5 and 6. (From postcard collection legacy system.)
2,500 feet elevation. Caption on back of postcard reads: "A new hotel at Mercer Healing Springs, 2.5 miles from the town of Athens and 4 miles from the city of Princeton, on Virginia Railroad." See original for correspondence. Published by The Valentine Souvenir Company. (From postcard collection legacy system.)