Gilmer Free Press
Flashback: What Happened on September 29, ....
• 1861 The Kanawha River rose 16.9 feet above flood stage, resulting in the highest recorded flood in the history of Charleston.
• 1864 The American Oil and Mining Company was incorporated in West Virginia by the following: Jacob Goehring, Benjamin S. Fox, Solomon Wanamaker, Daniel Goehring, W. J. K. Kline, A. L. K. Kline of Irwin, PA; and H. G. Lomison of Greensburg, PA. The company’s main office was at Irwin’s Station, PA, with a branch at Hughes River Junction, Wirt County.
• 1870 The West Virginia Institution for the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind was opened in Romney, Hampshire County, with H. H. Hollister as principal. The school is now known as the West Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind.
• 1913 The Island Creek Block Coal Company leased 50 acres of land at the mouth of Cow Creek, Logan County, from S. B. Browning and others.
• 1992 Michael Cox, former vice president of the defunct Magnet Bank, pleaded guilty to making false statements about financial relationships with three borrowers, including businessman Fred Haddad of Charleston, Kanawha County.