The clippings on this page are from the David Goad Collection. They are from various issues of The Coalwood-Caretta News from approximately 1944. You may click on a photo to enlarge it.
Homer Hickam, Jr. has his first birthday. [Even as early as 1944, people were misspelling 'Hickam!' When Linda Hickam saw the clipping she e-mailed us: "Actually, Elsie had spelled his nickname 'SUNNY' (because he was the light of her life). His first grade teacher fixed it to 'Sonny.' So both names in the article are wrong!"]
Coalwood High School Football Team 1928-1929, before Big Creek School District pulled Coalwood into that School District. This and other photos and articles about McDowell County, WV appeared in Centennial publication covering 1858-1958 of the Welch Daily News. Courtesy of the R. Tim Gilley collection.