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.
March week two
91 Years Ago
What well-dressed bathers will wear
In photo below are a few of the styles that will decorate the beaches this summer displayed by some of Hollywood’s shining lights. From a two-piece swimsuit, to a brassiere model top, to a swimsuit with matching jacket or a one-piece with narrow shoulder straps and low cut back.
60 Years Ago
Drenching rain, melting snow bring floods to Covington, Alleghany County
Continuous heavy rains in Covington and Alleghany County combined with the sudden melting of thick layers of snow in adjoining counties sent the Jackson River surging over it’s banks early this morning to flood Idlewilde, Arlington Court, Valley Ridge and other low-lying sections of the city and county. The most recent report from the Westvaco weather station here indicates that the river rise has begun to slow down and that the crest will be reached sometime after noon today.
35 Years Ago
Clifton Forge revives study on option for government
One month after voting to discontinue a study on alternative forms of government, Clifton Forge City Council voted 3-2, in favor of allowing the Citizens’ Advisory Committee authority to continue with the study. The key vote was cast by Councilman John Hardy, who last voted along with Councilman Russell Smith and Councilwoman Nancy Slusser to disband the study, changed his opinion last night and voted alongside Mayor Robert Drewry and Vice Mayor Joe Wood, who supported the study in full.
10 Years Ago
Douthat State Park Hosts Mock Disaster
Douthat State Park crawled with multiple law enforcement agencies Tuesday afternoon. The coal: to capture a shooter. Sharing a vision of safety preparedness and efficiency, nearly 20 agencies and 50 officiers collaborated in a mock disaster scenario, putting into practice the drills and tactics learned in training.