Echoes of the Past is a collection of historical articles curated from The Virginian Review and other publications archived since 1914. You may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. For historical purposes and accuracy, articles are reprinted in their original, unedited form, and do not reflect the opinions and beliefs of the publisher.
July 27, 1923
99 Years Ago
Bull Attacks Valley Man
George Coleman, while pruning apple trees in the orchard on the Massie farm in the Valley yesterday afternoon, was attacked by a mad bull and painfully bruised before he managed to climb one of the trees and save himself from probably being gored to death. Mr. Coleman saw the bull in the field, but did not pay any attention to him and was pruning a tree when the bull came up behind him and knocked him down. After knocking him to the ground the bull picked him up and several times threw him over his head. Finally the bull instead of picking Mr. Coleman up started butting him while he was on the ground. Mr. Coleman grabbed a stick and succeeded in beating the animal off long enough to climb a tree.
July 27, 1937
85 Years Ago
8th Anniversary Of Cox Department Store
On the occasion of its eighth anniversary, the A.W. Cox Department Store is celebrating the event by offering its patrons many attractive bargains. This particular season of the year is when the housewife is seeking bargains to restock the family necessities. And, too, the children will soon be back in school and the many things they need can be bought at greatly reduced prices there.
July 27, 1962
60 Years Ago
Family Of Five Flees Fire In Natural Well
Ira. A. Allen of Natural Well and his family escaped unharmed when their four-room frame dwelling, a house trailer, and two outbuildings burned to the ground last night and early today by a sudden blaze of undetermined origin. The trailer and buildings were demolished by the time three pieces of equipment and 28 men from the Covington Fire Department arrived at the scene. The firemen received the alarm at 12:05 a.m. today. A fireman said Allen reported the fire himself travelling 2 1/2 miles on foot to the nearest telephone.
July 27, 1987
35 Years Ago
Boy Saved From Drowning Sunday
A 15-year-old West Virginia youth was saved from drowning in Dunlap Creek at Humpback Bridge Sunday afternoon due to the fast action of Brent Morgan of Clifton Forge. Timothy Click, 15, of Route 3. Sweet Springs, W.Va., was pulled from the water by Morgan 23, of 613 Thornton Street, Clifton Forge, at approximately 1:30 yesterday afternoon. The Dunlap Rescue Squad was summoned and the boy was given first aid and transported to Alleghany Regional Hospital.
July 27, 2012
10 Years Ago
State Adds Clifton Forge District To Landmark List
The Clifton Forge Residential Historic District is among 17 historic sites added to the Virginia Landmarks Register earlier this month. The new listings were approved by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources meeting in Richmond in June. The historic district in Clifton Forge includes 174 acres of the town’s original 1890 plat map and centers on the core concentration of housing that is associated with the period of growth and prosperity of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway which established rail yards and terminal facilities in 1890.
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