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.
November 21, 1923
99 Years Ago
Young Woman Is Involved in Divorce Suit
An interesting martial tangle in which a young mountain girl, now just 20 years of age, a mother, and who married when she was 12 years old, was brought to light here when Henry Meadows, through his attorney, Colonel Richard C. Stokes filed suit for divorce. Mrs. Meadows, formerly Miss Lucy Smith, of Falling Springs Valley, married Henry Meadows at the age of 12, but is now living on the first floor of a lunchroom in Rivermont as Mrs. Charles Gillespie. She claims to have married Charlie Gillespie in Bath County on July 20, 1918, after hearing that her husband, Henry Meadows had died in West Virginia.
November 21, 1957
65 Years Ago
Service Rivalry Blamed For U.S. Missile Lag
Rep. Mahon (D-Tex.) who contends the United States is “seriously behind” Russia in long-range missiles development, said today interservice rivalry is partly responsible. “One of our stumbling blocks is and has been interservice rivalry,” Mahon said in an interview as his House Appropriations subcommittee moved deeper into an inquiry on the status of the U.S. missile program.
November 21, 1982
40 Years Ago
Job Program Gains Favor
A plan to create jobs with a highway construction program financed by higher gasoline taxes is gaining flavor in Congress, but an adviser to President Reagan says such an undertaking might, in fact, add to unemployment. Reagan is considering the proposal, which the Transportation Secretary Drew Lewis has advocated for more than a year, and administration sources have acknowledged that concern about unemployment is making it more palatable.
November 21, 2002
20 Years Ago
Americans Flunking Geography
Young Americans may soon have to fight a war in Iraq, but most of them can’t even find that country on a map, the National Geographic Society said Wednesday. The society survey found that only about one in seven, 13 percent, of Americans between the age of 18 and 24, the prime age for military warriors, could fine Iraq. The score was the same for Iran, an Iraqi neighbor.
November 21, 2007
15 Years Ago
Chargers Are Looking To Make The Best Of Rare Second Chance
Region C Championship game set for Friday. In the photo below, Adam Persinger(32) carries the ball in last Friday’s 27-20 win over Holston. Persinger and the Chargers will faceoff with the Rural Retreat Indians Friday night at Rural Retreat for the Region C championship. Rural Retreat defeated the Chargers 49-19 in last year’s Region C championship and have won the past three Region C titles.