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#1 Feb 5, 2008
Somewhere on here I read about the Sweet Shop, Steak House and all the other restaurants in Hinton. It's hard to believe there were that many right in town at one time. But I guess there weren't very many anywhere else in the county. I love hearing about bass lake, some of the old characters that roamed the streets etc. Anybody think of any other nostalgics to post? What about favorite teachers from the past?
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#4 Feb 5, 2008
Mr. and Mrs. McCormick, they were both great teachers. Mrs. Brackenrich was a favorite of mine also. How about Mrs. Goff, Mr. Miller, then there were a few that are unforgetable.........
RonJon

Saxon, WV

#5 Feb 5, 2008
Bass Lake is one thing that could still be a good thing if someone would let others help in rebuilding the small lakes..It was appraised to take 50,000 to clean,rebuild docks, and slides along with landscaping for people to use it in the summer. What an attraction is still could be. But the owners wouldnt even hear the mention. Im not sure why
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pete

Danville, VA

#7 Feb 5, 2008
Mr. Miller shop teacher? If so he was my homeroom teacher until senior year then they changed up to Duncun.
Hazel Gwinn, what a lady. If I did something in here class (sub teacher) I would be in trouble when I got home. Grandfather went to school with her then to her as a teacher. Very good family friend.

Emitt and Howard very true and so much more. But the cops and DNR was on there side. That were they had a few drinks on duty.. But it was a safe place for most people to be if they liked you, if not then it could get you hurt.

McCormick's live above them on 6th ave. talk with them everyday on way from school
onceuponatime

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#8 Feb 5, 2008
Bass Lake was a great Sunday hangout for my whole family, then in my teens I went there a lot. The black bear, dance hall, pool, swings, kiddie rides, bowling, dog races, all this in one place and more. Hot dogs, cotton candy it was like a mini carnival all our own. My cousins came from Beckley to visit just to get to go Bass Lake. What a wonderful place it would be for our kids or grandkids now. As for teachers I had several favorites and I remember a substitute bus driver we had, once for quite a while, his name was Ralph Johnson and we just loved him. He was such a contrast to our regular driver who was so strict and such a sourpuss. I loved the Sweet Shop, I too remember the 43 cent special and it tasted good too. You can't get even one of those items for that price now, and that was in 1973.
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#9 Feb 5, 2008
Does anyone recall all the dept. stores we had in downtown Hinton at one time? There was Hub, Davis', Kesslers, Tots and Teens, Don Array, Coxes, and of course Fitzgeralds. Have I forgotten any? At the same time we had Murphys, Western Auto, H&P store, I think there were 2 drug stores. I'm referring to the sixties and seventies.
CayleyA

Simpsonville, SC

#10 Feb 5, 2008
If you would like to see a part of Hinton history go to this link...brings back memories...
http://www.wvculture.org/history/education/im...
IRememberWhen

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#11 Feb 5, 2008
There was Fort Pitt shoe store, too. And do you remember getting an "Idiot" at Big Four-a fountain coke for 12 cents?
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#12 Feb 5, 2008
I did forget Fort Pitt and I don't remember the "idiot".

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GeGee

Mount Pleasant, TX

#13 Feb 5, 2008
There was also a little jewelry store close by there.
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baby girl

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#16 Feb 6, 2008
The large apartment building member-n is talking about was the Cooper apartments. I used to live in 1 of them when I was a kid. Does anyone remember John Doyle's store that was right beside Bowling's Dairy Bar?
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baby girl

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#18 Feb 6, 2008
I agreee Member-n they were the good ole days never had to go out of town for anything. The Diner had great food and there was also the Taxi stand they had great service.
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#19 Feb 6, 2008
Beside of John Doyles market was John Ball Sporting Goods store. Jim Doyle, Johns brother, had a hardware store on third about where Dannys bar is now. We also had Willeys hardware and Deeds hardware. Sounds like we were a busy town. With these stores people very seldom had to go to Beckley or Princeton shopping. Remember going to town on Saturday morning and circling the blocks over and over to find a parking place?
ex-citygirl

Truckee, CA

#20 Feb 6, 2008
Don't forget about Western Auto. It had 3 different locations: 3rd. Ave., Temple Street and finally 2nd. Ave.
ex-citygirl

Truckee, CA

#21 Feb 6, 2008
And, Pack's jewelry store on Temple Street, Webb's market on Ballengee Street, the bowling alley under the A & P store and when Kroger was located on the corner of third avenue and Ballengee Street and Gary's TV and Appliance Store?
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HINTON WV

#23 Feb 6, 2008
You guys left out my grandfather's store... "Willey's Hardware" :o)
ex-citygirl

Truckee, CA

#24 Feb 6, 2008
Cato's -- when they had 1/2 the red price sale. I got some terrific buys on clothes back then and paid a whole 50 cents for some items! What deals they had at those sales!!!!! Couldn't wait to get there with my friend, Hazel Martin.
Denver NC

Simpsonville, SC

#25 Feb 6, 2008
Member-n wrote:
I'm just thinking how surprised we'd all be if we knew who the other memory posters are. We probably went to school together or within a few years anyhow.
Class of 77
Probably so. I'm also one of the class of '77 and remember most of these places. We ate at the Diner every day unless we went "across the river" to Momma G's or the DQ.
pete

Danville, VA

#26 Feb 6, 2008
BeccaJane wrote:
You guys left out my grandfather's store... "Willey's Hardware" :o)
You grandfather was a good man. I was just a kid maybe 7 or 8 the first time I meet him he drove a green dodge pick up. I was always in the alley behind his house. Before they paved the alley. Playing in the dirt and mud.
Faye Wards
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#27 Feb 6, 2008
Member-n wrote:
I'm just thinking how surprised we'd all be if we knew who the other memory posters are. We probably went to school together or within a few years anyhow.
Class of 77
I remember most of these places. Class of '77 also.

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