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Rock District, Mercer, WV. - by Arthur L. Davidson

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Rock District, Mercer, WV. - by Arthur L. Davidson

Posted: 1028455309000
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Ole Paul:::::now you are talking about "down home" stuff. Rock is in Rock
District, Mercer, WV. Sure nuf Rock is within a few minutes of Lashmeet,
Spanishburg, and the horse-shoe(like the Burma Rd.) curve at Kegley. The
long gone Shawnee Lake Amusement Park, down the road, but north of Kegley,
at Clover Bottom, was the main recreational site back then and there. My home
town of Montcalm is only about two and one half miles from Rock. That's the
winding road route, not the way the crow flies. Use to be some moon shiners
down in them parts, that just might beat the crow. A guy by the name of
Crumpecker, right after WW2, that was elected Sheriff, running on the slate that
he was going to find all them thar' stills. He followed up by using airplanes to
locate the smoke. But, shortly after he took office, a miner's strike at Goodwill,
developed into a shoot em' up party. Mr. Crumpecker succumbed of an
un-natural cause, before he got to the mine in Goodwill holler. Anyhow, Giatto
area was where some of my Father's sibs were born, between Matoaka and
McComas. Some of these surrounding areas have been repossessed by Mother
Nature. Most difficult to find evidence of once thriving communities, in some of
this home territory. What is your connection for having been seen in them parts?
Are you from Wyoming County?

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