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GILMER COUNTY i II Section B Page 1 The Glenville Democrat/Patl0000der I IIII ilI G . / Glenville, Mainstreet, 1910 . In a time when trees lined the streets and wagon wheels left their on the muddy, rainsoaked roadway. in the days of the 'Iron Horse', it was 109 miles to Charleston and 66.2 miles to Elkins from the main depot in Gilmer, West Virghfia - quite a trip in those days. R.A. Darnall, agent, and Clay Thompson, helper, seem to be patiently awaiting an inbound train.. Riverboats frequently docked on the banks of the rive:- in Glenville. In 1926, this photo was taken from the old bridge. Notice tht  Griffith Home, seated high atop the hill in the background. the Little Kanawha River played an important role in the lives of early Gilmer [If anyone knows any person pictured beside 'Beulah', please let us know. I" often religion arrived in the county by boat. In 1904, the Blue Mission Gospel the river regularly. The arrival of the automoblle With it, Gilmer County, along with the rest of the nation, stepped into a b 'and new age. Notice the puzzled faces of interested onlookers. A Look back to times past A , . . ....