Echoes of the Previous is a group of historic articles curated from The Virginian Evaluation and different publications archived since 1914. Chances are you’ll be uncovered to content material that you simply discover offensive or objectionable. For historic functions and accuracy, articles are reprinted of their authentic, unedited type, and don’t replicate the opinions and beliefs of the writer.
August 10, 1923
99 Years In the past
Covington Pays Tribute To Useless
Covington right now paid its closing tribute to the late President Warren G. Harding, who was laid to relaxation in his hometown, Marion Ohio. All enterprise homes in addition to the manufacturing vegetation on this metropolis closed right now at 3 o’clock, lots of the shops not opening once more till tomorrow morning, as will almost all of the factories. The Episcopal Church held memorial providers this morning, and the Masonic lodge paid their tribute to their deceased brother throughout the time of the funeral in Marino. Transferring-picture homes suspended matinees right now, however will give the same old night time reveals. The native banks suspended enterprise and the submit workplace was closed between the hours of 4 and 5 o’clock.
August 10, 1937
85 Years In the past
Charles Cox Loses His Life At Paper Mill
A tragic dying occurred in Covington this morning between 1 and a pair of o’clock when Charles Edward Cox, 22 years outdated, misplaced his life in a tank on the plant of the West Virginia Pulp and paper Firm the place he was employed. Because the younger man entered the tank alone, it isn’t recognized simply what occurred, however when found by a fellow workman a couple of minutes later, he was smothered to dying by black ash that had caved in upon him. Nevertheless, it’s understood that workmen should not anticipated to depart the ladders which result in the tanks and it stays a thriller as to simply how younger Cox obtained off the ladder. There was no fuel within the tank, in keeping with experiences.
August 10, 1962
60 Years In the past
Kay Wolfe Is Chosen As Miss Alleghany County
Kay Wolfe, the tall, brown-eyed brunette is the brand new “Miss Alleghany County.” She was topped final night time on the fairgrounds by Covington Mayor Earl M. Key and acquired a diamond ring in recognition of her victory. Miss Wolfe, 18, is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence D. Wolfe, 613 W. Park St., Covington.
August 10, 1987
35 Years In the past
Streetscene Attracts Automobile Lovers To Downtown
The August warmth didn’t dissuade many from getting into or searching at Streetscene 87, held this weekend in Covington. The ninth annual present, drawing 304 entries crammed the streets of downtown Covington with traditional and modified automobiles, cubicles from civic organizations and sidewalk gross sales from native companies. In line with Karen Mann of Kars Limitless, sponsors of the present, the long-distance award was given to C.R. Mallet, who introduced his 1964 Mercedes Benz from Stuart, Fla., about 950 miles from Covington.
August 10, 2012
10 Years In the past
In picture under, Susan Walker, proper, movies members of the Covington Hearth Division as they march down Maple Avenue Thursday night throughout the division’s annual Pre-Conference Parade. The parade is held yearly previous to the division’s departure for the annual Virginia State Firefighters Conference, which this yr shall be held in Hampton starting subsequent Wednesday. The parade has been a convention for the Covington Hearth Division since its founding in 1902, and this yr featured the Falling Spring, Selma and Sizzling Springs fireplace departments.