Newspaper Archive of
Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
Charles Town, West Virginia
Lyft
January 10, 2018     Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate
PAGE 19     (19 of 20 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
 
PAGE 19     (19 of 20 available)        PREVIOUS     NEXT      Full Size Image
January 10, 2018
 

Newspaper Archive of Spirit of Jefferson Farmers Advocate produced by SmallTownPapers, Inc.
Website © 2019. All content copyrighted. Copyright Information.     Terms Of Use.     Request Content Removal.




! SPIRIT of JEFFERSON and FARMER'S ADVOCATE NEWS PAGE B9 Wednesday January 10, 2018 HISTORY MATTERS DOUG PERKS In the early 1890s, the Charlestown Mining, Manufacturing and Improvement Co. purchased the James Ranson farm locat- ed along the northern border of Charles Town. This photograph with this column was taken around 1895 and shows the com- pany's headquarters building on the left. Today it's Ranson City Hall. The impressive building on the right was the Hotel Powha- tan which opened in the summer of 1892. It is possible that i the photographer who took an "aerial" photograph went to the hOtel, climbed the four flights of stairs to the top of the turret, and took a great panoramic photograph of the North End of Charles Town. The clip of that photograph at right zeroes in on the east end of North Street, The vertical street on the left is North Church Street at its intersection with East North Street. In the open ground north of that intersection [below in the image] you can see a group of folks playing baseball. The steeples of three of Charles Town's churches are visible in the image. On the left, i towering above Charles Town is the spire of Zion Episcopal Church. Two more churches can be seen in the upper right cor- ner of the image. The spire of the original Charles Town Baptist Church projects above the horizon. One block north of the Baptist Church - below in the image - you can see the belfry of the Charles Town Presbyterian Church, minus its spire at the time the photograph was taken. North Mildred Street appears in the upper right of the im- age running on a diagonal to the hotel. Was the tent there for a revival meeting? Just above and to the left of the tent you can see several B&O Railroad box cars parked on a siding. To the right of the tent and across North Mildred Street the B&O passenger station sold passenger tickets for trains ar- riving and departing daily including Sunday, three headed south and three going north. The long gable end building in back of the box cars is the depot built in the 1830s for the Winchester & Potomac Rail- road. Hidden behind the depot is the Webb-Blessing House. As you can see in the foreground, there are very few build- ings in what in a few years will be the south end of the City of Ranson. The two-story house in the center of the image - note its "back house" - is still there today at 318 E. First Ave. - Doug Perks, the historian of the Jefferson County Museum in Charles Town, plans to focus on the west side of Charles Town in his next History Matters ABOVE: The Charlestown Mining, Manufacturing and Improvement Co. in the 1890s bought the James Ranson farm located along the northern border of Charles Town. This photo, taken around 1895, shows the company's headquarters on the left. Today it's Ranson City Hall. BELOW: A look at part of an "aerial" photograph shows the east end of North Street. The vertical street on the left is North Church Street at its intersection with East North Street. DEN TAL Insurance A less expensive way tO help qet the dental care you deserve If you're over SO, you can Oat coveracJe for about $1 a day= Keep),our own dentist! NO networks to worry about No wait for preventive care and no deductibles - you could ~et a checkup tomorrow ~J,:: Coverage for over 350 procedures includtnq cleanirtOs, exams, fllllncJs, crowns oeven dentures ~ NO annt~ti or lit;ctin~e cap on the cash benefits you can receive t The S ART way to do DENTAL iNSURANCE INSPIRE THE WORLD PUBLISH YOUR BOOK TODAY WITH THE MOST RESPECTED :i:iii FULL-SERVICE ~iiiiiiiiii~iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiili!ilili!' PUBLISHING FIRM t Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Policy of Nondiscrimination Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides opportunity to all prospective and current members of the student body, faculty, and staff on the basis of individual qualifications and merit without regard to race, color, sex, sexual preference, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, familial status, veteran status, or disability, The College neither affiliates knowingly with nor grants recognition to any individual group or organization having policies that discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual preference, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, familial status, veteran status, or disability as defined by applicable taws and regulations. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is required by Section 904, Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972, not to deny admission on the ground of blindness or severely impaired vision; by 45 CFR 84, Subpart E, Section 84.42 and by Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, not to deny admission on the basis of handicap; by 45 CFR 90, 91, not to discriminate on the basis of age; and by 45 CFR 86, Subpart C, Section 86.21, not to deny admission on the basis of sex. By Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is an equal opportunity-affirmative action employer in compliance with Title VII of Civil Rights Act, West Virginia Human Rights Act, Title IX (Education Amendments of 1972), Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, American with Disabilities Act, and other applicable laws and regulations. ADA Coordinator EEO Coordinator Student Title IX Coordinator Alexis Dixon Justin Ruble Ann Paull Student Development Coordinator Vice President of Haman Resources Assistant to the VP of Enrollment Management 13650 Apple Harvest Drive 13650 Apple Harvest Drive 13650 Apple Harvest Drive Martinsburg, WV 25403 Martinsburg, WV 25403 Martinsburg, WV 25403 304.260.4380 ext. 2117 304.260.4380 ext. 2234 304.260.4380 ext. 2126 Degree Programs Accounting Agribusiness Applied Laboratory Technician Applied Technology Baking and Pastry Board of Governors Business Administration Business Operations Computer Application Specialist Computer Network Engineering Criminal Justice Culinary Arts Cyber Security Digital Media Specialist Electric Distribution Engineering Electric Utility Technology Food Service Retail Management General Studies Health Information Management Healthcare Professions Human Services Information Technology Liberal Arts Mechatronics Medical Assisting Nursing Occupational Development Paralegal Studies Paramedic Physical Therapy Assisting Software Development Engineering Technical Studies General Admission Requirements for Certificate Programs Agribusiness Applied Laboratory Technician Baking and Pastry Bookkeeping Business Operations Business and Technology CISCO CCNA CISCO CCNP Computer Aided Design Computer Application Specialist Culinary Arts Early Childhood Education Electric Distribution Engineering Food Service Retail Management Forensic Science Homeland Security Information Security Instrumentation Justice System Legal Office Assistant Machine Operator/Mechatronics Assistant Medical Assisting Medical Coding Specialist Network Specialties Organizational Leadership Development Paramedicine Professional Development Renewable Energy Systems Robotics Systems Networking Technical Studies Technology Systems Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Certification Programs Applied Laboratory Technician Career Advancement Certified Internet Webmaster CISCO CCDA CISCO CCNA CISCO CCNA SECURITY CISCO CCNA WIRELESS CISCO CCNP COMPTIA A+ COMPTIA NETWORK+ COMPTIA PROJECT+ COMPTIA SECURITY+ Dental Assisting EKG/Cardiovascular Technician Entrepreneur Skillset Entrepreneur Skillset: Real Estate Intemet & Computing Core Medical Billing and Coding Microsoft MCSA Microsoft Office Specialist Pharmacy Technician Phlebotomy Technician ServSafe Students Seeking admission to Blue Ridge CTC as a degree seeking student must submit the following: (Please see College Catalog for specific information) 1) Application for Admission with Admission Fee 2) GED or HS Diploma or TASC Assessment 1 3) ACT/SAT/Accuplacer Scores I : 4) High school or College Transcripts I I I Some programs have limited enrollment and require additional requirements for admission. Please visit the website at I ' www.blueridgectc.edu or call 304.260.4380 for further information. t