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Clamming in Bar Neck (3/22/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 21, 1907 from the Mathews Journal The Barneck girls went out on a clamming expedition and succeeded in getting about 1,500 clams from the Barneck…
A lost pocket-book (3/15/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 14, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Lost: A brown leather silver mounted pocket-book containing a pencil and ten cents and a memorandum; lost on Monday…
A Gwynn’s Island wedding report from 1907 (3/8/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, March 7, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Gwynn’s Island: Miss Lizzie Foster and Mr. Edwards were quietly married at the home of Mr. C.H. Owens on…
Village blacksmith is working long hours (3/1/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 28, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Mr. Harry Hammond, our village blacksmith, seems to be quite busy in his shop working for the fishing firms;…
Glimpses into the Past: Five acres available for parsonage (2/22/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 21, 1907 from the Mathews Journal We have been authorized to offer for sale to the one parsonage location for East Mathews Circuit, a piece…
Bucket brigade saves the school at Mobjack… (2/15/2017) - 110 YEARS AGO Thursday, Feb. 14, 1907 from the Mathews Journal Friday morning about 11 o’clock there came very near being a serious conflagration at the village school in Mobjack.…
Yorktown Mine Depot explosion topic of talk (2/7/2017) - The 1943 explosion at the Yorktown Mine Depot was the topic of discussion at the Jan. 23 meeting of the Gloucester Genealogical Society of Virginia. Frank Green of the York…