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 Places On or Near WV Route 87
   For those of you who have not experienced WV Rt 87, I thought you might enjoy these snapshots of places/things on or around WV Route 87. Several of these photos were taken by my sister, Emma. The older photos have been sent to me by members of Art's List.

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1I seen it all and heard it all!      I seen it all and heard it all!
I seen it all and heard it all! 
 
2Jackson County CourthouseJackson County Courthouse
This is a view from the Court Street side of the Courthouse. This view has changed very little since the Courthouse was built.  
 
3Cow Run Where the Buffalo RoamCow Run Where the Buffalo Roam
and the deer and the coyotes play. 
Cow Run, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
 
4Spruce Run Holler off WV RT87Spruce Run Holler off WV RT87
When is the next bus to Florida?? 
 
5Spruce Run RoadSpruce Run Road
Spruce Run Road, Evans, Mason County, WV, USA 
 
6Spruce Run RoadSpruce Run Road
Spruce Run Road, Evans, Mason County, WV, USA 
 
7Spruce Run RoadSpruce Run Road
Spruce Run Road, Mason County WV, USA 
 
8Spruce Run Road off WV Rte 87Spruce Run Road off WV Rte 87
I will come down as soon as the Florida Bus leaves. 
 
9Kapp Ridge RoadKapp Ridge Road
Picture was taken on Kapp Ridge Road off WV Route 87 
 
10Mill CreekMill Creek
Mill Creek at Jackson County Fairground, Cottageville, WV 
 
11Left Fork of Cow RunLeft Fork of Cow Run
Left Fork of Cow Run Part of the road from WV Route 87 to Angerona. This part of the road has not changed from the time I was a kid to the present Day. (30 May 2007) 
Cow Run, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
 
12West Virginia Route 87West Virginia Route 87
WV Route 87 about quarter of a mile west of Jackson/Mason County Line. This property has been owned by John Miller(my Great Grandfather) and later by my Uncle Cliff and and Aunt Zina Miller Hughes and their heirs for over a hundred years or longer. Aunt Zina's son lives on the property now.

At one time there was a saw-mill and a threshing machine located on the property.

This property is often referred to as Gobblers Knob. This was a name my Uncle Samuel Miller gave it when he lived on the property in the sixties and seventies.
On the back side of the property behind the barn was the pond John Miller II used to run his steam treshing machine. The the threshing machine is now located at the Farm Musem in Point Pleasant, WV.
The drive way to the property has changed and the old log house was burned to the ground but my memories of the place linger on. 
Family: Miller/Barr (F23)
West Virginia Route 87
 
13WV Route 87WV Route 87
The road to the left in the picture is now called Spruce Run Road and the road to the right is the Middle Fork of Cow Run. The homestead shown in the picture belonged to Charles and Mamie Miller Donohew.
This road would lead many of us to Columbus, Cincinnati, Charleston and the world beyond, for others it was a way back to a life they had left behind.

wvaanne 
Family: Donohew/Miller (F238)
West Virginia Route 87
 
14WV Rte 87WV Rte 87
This picture was taken on John King Hill about two miles east of the Jackson/Mason County Line. 
 
15Miller HomesteadMiller Homestead
Miller Homestead located on the Jackson and Mason County Line on WV Route 87. One of the fireside stories I remember was about John Maranda Miller and the front porch of this house. President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the Gold Recall Act in March of 1933. It was rumored that John Miller decided that he was not going to comply with this recall. It was said that he took a lard bucket, lined it with his paper money making a nest, then added all of his gold pieces to the bucket. Several people saw the bucket so there is some truth to it. (Old family saying "where there is smoke, there is fire). He then took the bucket and buried it. He always told everyone that he could set on the front porch of the old home place and keep an eye on his money. This house, barn and out buildings are gone. The barn was struck by lighting in the mid fifties. This happened on a Thursday night. Most of the community were attending prayer meeting at Longview Chuch. There is nothing like the lights going out in the chuch and seeing a big ball of fire hit the big barn on the opposite hill side to put the fear of God in you. Prayer Meetings were very intense and filled with fire and brim stone. Some saw it has a sign that we should change our ways. In a few days things were back to normal. Albert and Amy Miller Sissons owned the farm at that time. 
Family: Miller/Barr (F23)
 
16Abiajah Herdman Home PlaceAbiajah Herdman Home Place
Abiajah Turner and Lou Roseberry Herdman lived here all of their married lives according to family sources. This old homestead has been gone for many years but not forgotten. 
Abijah Turner Herdman
Maria Louise Roseberry
 
17John and Ella Hughes-Fox HomesteadJohn and Ella Hughes-Fox Homestead
This house was built by John Fox. It is located on Angerona Road, just off old Route 33. They raised eight children in this home. 
Hugh Clessmore Hall
Russell M. Ridenour
 

  

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