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g Section ISSN No. 073883"/3 Serving Pocahontas County- The Birthplace of Rivers www.pocahotastimes.com MARLINTON, POCAHONTAS COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA 24954 SEPTEMBER 25, 2003 VOL.12! NO. 16 Raehoi t/Vagne and Matt Qilman. Rachel ie the daughter of John and Alexia IMayno of Arbovale. Mall is= the son of Mary .fffol of Marlinlon. AChI! PJts and Wc Bur. Ahleg is the daughter of Mike ts and Jaekie I;Pas of Barrow. Wo is the son of Cheryl and Cary Burl of Hills6r  Queen a King idator Amanda Burgos and Adam Mathony. Amanda is the daughter of Wayne and Charloffe Burgess of Buekoge. Adam is the son of Rhonda Matheny of Croon Bank. 00mbor26. PCHR Riehwood ..... AHondant00 and g00eort00 !00!iliiiil Patlg Kelly and a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a Derek Taylor. it= the daughter of P.harl and Kallg of Croon Bank. Derek is Lori and Jamie Warner of Groan Bank. Junior attendant Whilr Currg and ceort Billg Burdolle. Whitnog it the daughter of Bobbg Jo and Buddy .(immons of (roon Bank. Billg is the mm of Pole and Mare Burdolie of Madinton. gophomore aftandarrt Brandg gharp and aaeorf Mark Burdolte. Brandg is tho dauglrlor of Michael and Deni gharp of Maflinton. Mark is the son of Pole and Mare Burdolfe of Maflinfon. Frhman after, dent Amg Coleman and weort Justin Dillag. Amy is the daughter of Jane and Uoyd Coleman of Croon Bank. Justin is the mm of William and Brenda Dillog of Dunmore. Chevrolet Express been donated Scenic Railroad !by Elizabeth Boehner of her late husband November 2001, what to do with an inspec- vehicle by people Smithsonian Institu- told it is very rare quality, she got donating it to the two things tie vehi- Cass Railroad, owner of the Hammond Sheet in Fort Smith, World War II Was placed in stor- of the sheet metal about 1949 due to The vehicle to the Sleeper Ra- in Fort Smith. sold truck in of Green- who apparently sold the truck in Bishop. By that time the on the vehicle some dry rot. Mr. the truck to its vehicle donated to Cass Scenic Railroad frame and replaced the worn parts. He later sold the truck to Chuck Stanick, of Greenwood, who sold it to Mr. Meadows m the spring of 2001. The odometer reading at this time was 35.645. The truck has always been kept in garages and only used for parades and shows since the restoration of the mid- 90s. Except for" the wood and some of the mechanic parts that have had to be replY, the truck has most .of its Original components. The original jack is behind the seat. In the 90s restoration, all the metal was cleaned with a water sandblaster. The present forest green Color was the original truck color. Mr. Meadows was born in Princeton and graduated from Princeton High School in 1968. He moved to Erie, Pennsylva- nia, and worked in a steel mill for about 18 months. He then returned to Princeton and attend- ed Concord College for two years. Mr. Meadows worked in a variety of construction trades around Princeton and eventually opened his own residential re- modeling business. He moved to Maryland in 1986 where he worked as a building engineer in Rockville for 15 years. At the time of his death he worked for the IBG company as Chief En- gineer for the Twinbrook Metro Region. His father, Sam, who is a professional musician and has played with Bill Monroe and Lester Fiatt. now lives in Mil- ton. Mr. Meadows has two brothers and one sister. He and Elizabeth were married in 1989. She reports that one of the things that attracted them was both wanting to build a cab- in in the mountains of West Virginia. In 1992 the couple started the realization of that dream by buying land at Arthur," near Petersburg. The two, with the help of her father, built the house they have been using on weekends and during vacations. Mr. Meadows had two hob- bies, woodworking and restoring antique cars. He starting restor- ing cars with a 1923 Model T Ford his wife bought at an auc-" tion at Harmon. Next was a 1949 Chrysler Windsor, a wed- ding anniversary present. The 1930 truck was the next old ve- hicle in the collection. Ms. Boehner said her husband loved the vehicles and built a garage in Arthur just to have a place to put them. He would take then out for parades and car shows and the occasional Sun- day afmoon drive. The couple traveled all over West Virginia, visiting the state A NEW ADDITION to the historic collection at the Cass Scenic Railroad State Park is this 1930 Chevrolet Express truck. It has been donated to the park by Elizabeth Boehner in memory of her late husband, Ken Meadows, and national parks and forests, with the Cass Railroad his fa- vorite, she said. After her husband's death, Ms. Boehner felt she would not be able to keep the vehicles, due to health problems of her parents. An ad in the Washington Post brought a response from the Smithsonian. They were work- ing up an exhibit on Route 66 and the Depression and looking tor a particular type of Chevy area are awai-e of. Donating the truck. Her husband's truck truck to Cass seemed to tie to- wasn't exactly what they were gerber fo many things that Ken looking for, she said, but they was interested in. I just knew told her of it being rare and of museum quality. "Ken and I both tried to pro- mote West Virginia and to he a part of the Petersburg communi- ty. West Virginia is an undis- covered jewel that so few people in the Washington/Baltimore that the truck was supposed to go to Cass," she said. Ms. Boehner works for the Montgomery County, Maryland, government where she is the Di- rector of the Area Agency on Aging.