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The Mountain Messenger, Thursday May 3, 1990 9A By Roberta Patton l{odgers OF OUR FARM AND HOME Becky Patton (wife of Uncle bed of flowers all ithe west side of the house Sally and Uncle Bob Boone were known Greenbrier and Monroe in West Virginia -- known big dinners (being tile noon held for all the hired help I the season for threshing out Three or four large baked a Side of beef were not un- With the /~arvest of food theu farm. ] tie wi;~te and arm hands were all wel- fillS Iand on which our i sets was a portion of land g~ven to your great-great Tristram Patton, for rendered during ttle Revo- War. Do you know that he a member of George bodyguard?" and many more tales were down and talked about in When I was a child I cer- enthused about that l. In my ~mag~nat~or/, t could Washington walking land, chathng with Tris* Patton (Sr) was born on r's estate, County Tyronne, Ireland, about the 58 an,u came to America 1777 at the age of 19. He SChool seve~at years ir~ Phila- During that hme he served Army 1940s we employed tfle German soldiers of World War II while our boys were ~n tile same war. Both were fighting for what they thought was right~ The Gerrman prisoners were encanrped near tile old White Sulphur Airport. Farmers were al- lowed to hire them through govern- ment stipulation. Ashford General Hospital was set up in ihe world fa- mous spa -- The Greenbrier. Gen- eral Ike visited his soldiers there. In the Civil War another Patton rose to rank of Colonel. He was Colonel George SW. Patton of the Second Virginia Regiment. He was wounded at the Battle of Winchester in the fight against Sheridan which cost him his life. That colonel was the grandfather of General George S. Patton, Jr of World War 11 fame. Tristram's tombstone which has poetry and philosophy all around it, leaves th~s verse with me and others who travel to see it: Look Ye Stranger passing by As you are now So once was I As I am now You too will be Prepare for death And Follow Me. Yes, Tristram left the legacy of freedom for all to follow, in word and action. Instead of flowers, let us salute The American Flag. See you May 20 at New Lebanon Cemetery for the dedication of Tristram Patton's tombstone. Yankees Returning for Reenactment Battle .... i The 5th Maine Battery will participate in the Civil War rei~nactment of the Battle of Lewlsburg the weekend of 19-20 May. The Yankee artillerymen will bring a full-size, original cast iron M1819, six-pounder, smooth- bore cannon (with limber and powder chest) to the rei~nactment. A limber is the two-wheel cart on which the gun is transported. Artillery displays and firing demonstrations will be presented from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; the "battle" will start at 2 p.m. Sunday. For information contact: Lewisburg Visitors Center -- 105 Church Street, Lewisburg or phone 645-1000. husband Fra,,k and Visitor Info 'On the Air'1070 KHz in 1935, we didnt know we counties. The station will broadcast from sunrise to sunset each day. Mr Thompson said the progra, m: ming format will not provide music. Interviews and informational pro- grams will be provided on various tourist attractions around the state. "Our concentration will be on south- ern West Virginia, however," he said. "Additionally, our commercials will be mostly from businesses which cater to people who are trav- eling." .. Broadcasting will be entirely automated through pre-recorded programs, Mr Thompson said. How- ever, the station has the capability for live b~oacasting when necessary. especially during the winter when road condition reports will be an im- portant part of announcements. According to a press relea.se from the Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors' Bureau, the State Department of Highways will install signs along Interstates 64 and 77 advising motorists to tune their radios to 1070 AM for visitor information. The signs are expected to be in place by late May. By Jonathan Wright, A "visitor information radio" will go on the air May 14 and will be directed primarily at motorists travel- ing Interstates 77, 64, and U. S. 19 The new effort was coordinated through the Southern West Virginia Convention and Visitors Bureau, but the station will be privately owned and operated. Funding will be earned through advertising by WClR radio station of Becktey, according to the station's news director, Keith Thompson. Currently the statien simultane- ously broadcasts its pregramming on both AM and FM signals. Begin- ning May 14, however, the station's two programs will be split, and the information service will be available at 1070 on the AM dial with 10,000 watts, according to Mr Thompson. Primary coverage will be a 30-to-45- mile radius of Becktey, but overall cove'rage of varying broadcast strengths will be available in Raleigh, Fayette, Kanawha, Boone, Wyoming, Summers, McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, and Greenbrier If you like the Mountain Messenger Please thank our advertisers ALLEGHA#Y , T-SHIBTS CUSTOM QUALITY SCREEN PRINTING Hats,T- Shirts,Sweats,Jackets Remember Us When Promoting Your Business, School Activities and Special Events 218 Seneca Trail, Fairlca,WV. {304}645-1623 m 1937, be expecting our Sylvia Carole, who would be born in tills ante-beltum known then as "The Cot- ~%ggled in among the old Surrounded by the hops lbing up the cistern house. and lour o'clocks added Lrrn so needed to complete The hops vines were ly in the colonial period to for yeast to make bread ake beer. Carole was the beginning family, descendants of iStory has it that Tristram for America in rebellion of tile Queen, and like .~r tmmigrants, for freedom he pleased Today, in ~n which we live is rish Corner" stmply be- Was settled by many of Patton chose to make a Second Creek, Monroe,, Virginia. This parhcu- extended across the ~'the hill known as (Patton !nt Greenbrier County, He of dollars on dams ~ills --- a gristmill, saw- the mill of his cousin, ~ich was a powder mill. a negro slave were later i the POwder mill. Another Sawmill was built later Creek, which is still stand- as Rodgers' Mill. It is not ~9ing bridge carried the Who Walked from Monroe Greenbrier County. This ;taken down just this year Was considered danger- bW cross the creek on a O , On "POst offic.e served Wide unhl the ~ 930's ClOsed. Now the folk are office in Roncev- Tnstrarr Patton a young lady while urch in the Associate Church at iCkaway. Monroe name was Jane Nelson stitt stands and and Jane can n that house.] Jane was When she became the Patton (Sr). They Parents of 14 children. named Washington out of fondness for two America whom Tr s- Which is of s=gnifi- they were all heroes descendants senators, gover- raphers, mayors met- 'nets, teachers, farm- many wars. laborers. actors, news- ers, POliticians home- rs w~ves, children and great- and great grandchildren. They faiths and doc- on the freedom of that Tristram left When he chose Amer- of the brave and the tales tell of Indians land, Civil War sol- Name Brand Merchandise Major Appliances & Service Carpet & Installation Water Beds & Accessories I IIIIIIIII II Have you experienced difficulty in getting your Mountain Messenger ? If so, please phone 647-5724 Weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. We strive to bring you the best news-paper in a timely fashion. Thank you. ~u UIk-. _ I Home Furnishings & Accessories son) was a of note arrl Lin avln Rt. 60 W. 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