N&W in 1911--Two Christmas items
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Is that the Goodykoontz family that owned the pharmacy?
In a message dated 7/29/2011 7:51:03 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org writes:
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
December 24, 1911
IN CITY AND COALFIELD
Heavy Passenger Train
Train No. 2 pulled out of the depot here yesterday with twelve coaches
loaded down with passengers for Virginia points. Among the interested
people who watched the train leave this city was Judge W. F. Rhea, of the
Virginian Corporation Commission, who is spending Christmas here as the guest
of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Goodykoontz. The judge
enjoys spending the holidays here with his grandchildren, who spent
Thanksgiving with him at Richmond.
Train Much Delayed
Train No. 3, which was delayed the previous night, arrived in the city
yesterday morning shortly before 5 o'clock. It was followed by train No.
17. The local offices of the Norfolk and Western called up the hotels
about a half hour before the train to advise them of its coming so guests who
wished to take the train going west could get up in time to leave the city
and arrive at their homes in time for Christmas. The service was much
[No. 3 was due out of Bluefield at 8:30 p.m. in a 1910 Official Guide.]
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