Nine of these markers are placed in the residential historic districts of Bluefield. The Bluefield seal is located at the top of the markers.
July 16, 2012
Dear Members and Contributors,
The Bluefield Historical Society annual social will be at the home of Virginia Peacock, 325 Oakhurst Avenue, Bluefield, West Virginia on Monday, August 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bill Archer.
This year, we had 5,000 additional brochures printed which are distributed by the Mercer County Convention Center and Visitors Bureau. The society gave three historic plaques to the city to designate the downtown historic district. John Harmonís welding company gave the three poles for the markers. Mary Azzo and Gail Satterfield painted all of the poles for our historic markers.
Marlaine Cox, the granddaughter of Dr. William Clary Slusher, gave 13 booklets of many Bluefield residentsí birth records. Dr. Slusher practiced in Bluefield from the 1920ís to the 1950ís. We in turn gave these records to the Coal Archives at Craft Memorial Library.
We are continuing to gather pictures and information to update our web site. Susan Cooper-Snyder is working on this project.
We hope to see you at our annual meeting. Please return your membership form, or you can pay your dues at the meeting. The $10.00 membership is per person. Anyone who would like to bring an appetizer may do so. Drinks will be provided.
Terry Whittington, President
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