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Since: Mar 11

Kennesaw, GA

#1 Mar 29, 2011
I grew up in Nallen in the 50s. It was almost heaven. Anyone know of folks that lived in Nallen (or Russellevill, WV) during the 50s? Some of my friends were Chuck Bowman, Jerry Bragg, Joe and Jimmy Holcomb, Jimmy Moore, Raymond and Shirley Brown, and Karen Martin.

Steve Morris
Marietta, GA
Independent Consultant; SMSgt USAF,(Ret); Vietnam Vet; Master Air Traffic Controller (Ret); Fortune 100 Company Exec (Ret).
Fact

Huntington, WV

#2 Mar 29, 2011
Stephen G Morris wrote:
I grew up in Nallen in the 50s. It was almost heaven. Anyone know of folks that lived in Nallen (or Russellevill, WV) during the 50s? Some of my friends were Chuck Bowman, Jerry Bragg, Joe and Jimmy Holcomb, Jimmy Moore, Raymond and Shirley Brown, and Karen Martin.
Steve Morris
Marietta, GA
Independent Consultant; SMSgt USAF,(Ret); Vietnam Vet; Master Air Traffic Controller (Ret); Fortune 100 Company Exec (Ret).
The only Bowmans i know of lives in Elkins Wv
Quiet Man

Saint Albans, WV

#3 Mar 29, 2011
Stephen G Morris wrote:
I grew up in Nallen in the 50s. It was almost heaven. Anyone know of folks that lived in Nallen (or Russellevill, WV) during the 50s? Some of my friends were Chuck Bowman, Jerry Bragg, Joe and Jimmy Holcomb, Jimmy Moore, Raymond and Shirley Brown, and Karen Martin.
Steve Morris
Marietta, GA
Independent Consultant; SMSgt USAF,(Ret); Vietnam Vet; Master Air Traffic Controller (Ret); Fortune 100 Company Exec (Ret).
Hi Steve

I grew up in Nallen during the 1950s. My dad worked on the mill. His name was Pete. We lived by the railroad tracks beside of Kelly McClung. I don't recall you? Did you attend Nuttall High? A few of the old crowd is still around.

Tom

Since: Mar 11

Kennesaw, GA

#4 Mar 30, 2011
Quiet Man wrote:
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Hi Steve
I grew up in Nallen during the 1950s. My dad worked on the mill. His name was Pete. We lived by the railroad tracks beside of Kelly McClung. I don't recall you? Did you attend Nuttall High? A few of the old crowd is still around.
Tom
Hi Tom - yes I knew your Dad - he took me hunting with him once. As I recall, he was a fireman at the mill. We lived in the house on the hill directly above the Trimble's. We left WV when I was 14 (1957)- when the mine my Dad worked in closed. Thanks for replying Tom.
Mossad

Saint Albans, WV

#5 Mar 30, 2011
Steve

I remember you now. The Brown are still here are as the Bowmans, Karen is still in Russellville. Mrs Trimble still lives in her house, her husband passed away. Buddy Dorsey is still around. He mom is in a nursing home. I left WV in 1962 and returned in 2000.

Tom

Since: Mar 11

Kennesaw, GA

#6 Mar 31, 2011
Mossad wrote:
Steve
I remember you now. The Brown are still here are as the Bowmans, Karen is still in Russellville. Mrs Trimble still lives in her house, her husband passed away. Buddy Dorsey is still around. He mom is in a nursing home. I left WV in 1962 and returned in 2000.
Tom
Tom, thanks for the information. If you ever see any of those folks, tell them an old school mate says hello. My grandfather (Bill Morris) worked at the mill also and my Dad (Ted Morris) also stacked lumber when the mines were on strike. I have two older brothers (Duane and Bud) who also lived with us at Nallen - since passed away. I think I remember you also. I saw Mrs. Dorsey five or six years ago when I made a visit to Nallen. She mentioned Chuck Bowman and Bernard Lusher still lived in Nallen. Thanks again for the information and keep me posted on any news.
Rob Sovine

Marlinton, WV

#7 Jul 23, 2011
I grew up between Nallen and Russellville, left in 87 but most of my family stayed in Nallen. Pete Sovine, uncle, lived there until his passing.

Do you recall the stories of the mill, locomotive engines and such? What a place. No one would know how big Nallen and Miller really were if they were to stand there today.

rob
Tom

Van, WV

#8 Jul 27, 2011
Rob Sovine wrote:
I grew up between Nallen and Russellville, left in 87 but most of my family stayed in Nallen. Pete Sovine, uncle, lived there until his passing.
Do you recall the stories of the mill, locomotive engines and such? What a place. No one would know how big Nallen and Miller really were if they were to stand there today.
rob
Hi Rob

Nallen was a great place growing up, I have really fond memories of it, no regrets whatsoever. You are right about no recognizing how Nallen once was. I have some really old pictures of the mill and of some of the men that worked there. I left nallen in 1962.
nice and quiet

Moundsville, WV

#9 Jul 31, 2011
Love nallen i have lived here a while and its nice a quiet here. I love it here!
Rob Sovine

Marlinton, WV

#10 Jan 15, 2012
Tom wrote:
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Hi Rob
Nallen was a great place growing up, I have really fond memories of it, no regrets whatsoever. You are right about no recognizing how Nallen once was. I have some really old pictures of the mill and of some of the men that worked there. I left nallen in 1962.
How many people do you think lived in Nallen during the 1950's? You should know that the county is ready to close Nuttal (middle) school and it might be torn down. I thought I would try to get a brick if that happened for memories. My family all attended Nuttal including my cousin Betty Dorsey.
Chuck Bowman

Waldorf, MD

#11 Mar 10, 2012
Hi Tom,
I do remember you, my father worked at the mill, Leonard Bowman. I have lived in Nallen for the past 8 yrs. Good hearing from you.
Chuck Bowman
Nallen Grade School

Norcross, GA

#12 Mar 11, 2012
Chuck Bowman wrote:
Hi Tom,
I do remember you, my father worked at the mill, Leonard Bowman. I have lived in Nallen for the past 8 yrs. Good hearing from you.
Chuck Bowman
Hi Chuck - I'm Steve Morris, do you remember me? I remember you and your family. My dad was Ted Morris and he worked in the lumber yard whenever the coal mine was on strike. My brothers were Duane and Bud. We left Nallen after I finished the 7th grade at Divide (in 1957). I have since travelled the world and currently live in Marietta, Georgia. I still remember the great people and the good times I had growing up in Nallen. Chuck and Tom - send me an e-mail so I have your e-mail addresses - I have a hundred questions that you may be able to answer - my e-mail: stephengmorris@bellsouth.net.

Good to know you are doing well, Chuck.
rob

Marlinton, WV

#13 May 3, 2012
Does anyone know if items from the Wilderness Lumber Company made it to Cass Scenic Railroad State Park?
rob

Marlinton, WV

#14 May 3, 2012
To Chuck Bowman, Are you the Mr. Bowman who lived at Lookout during the 1980's?
Jim Scott

Yakima, WA

#15 Jul 19, 2012
Hi Rob,
Just wondered if you are related to Margarette or Royle Sovine that lived in Russellville?
citizen

Moundsville, WV

#16 Jul 19, 2012
I am raising my family in Nallen and it is a peaceful place for the most part. I was wondering if any of you knew my grandfather who lived in Nallen John Armstrong and his wife Nora Armstrong?
Rob sovine

Marlinton, WV

#17 Dec 13, 2012
Jim Scott wrote:
Hi Rob,
Just wondered if you are related to Margarette or Royle Sovine that lived in Russellville?
I am the baby of those two. I am also the manager of Cass Railroad and would like to bring Nallen into Cass Park. My email is rsovine@hotmail.com
Tom

Montgomery, WV

#18 Dec 15, 2012
Hi Chuck

Its been a few years since I saw you last. I live in Summersville now. Moved here in 2000. I pass thru Nallen every so often. I will have to look you up sometime. Those were the best days when we were growing up.
Joe

Morgantown, WV

#19 Oct 25, 2013
My great uncle was John Nallen. I understand Nallen WV was named for him. I knew him when I was a child and young adult when he and his wife had retired in Lewisburg,WV. This would have been roughly from the mid 1940's in to the 1980s.
He was a great Gentleman and his wife Bertha Carol(sp?) Nallen a great lady.
Can anyone tell me the history of Nallen,WV the name of the initial company. how large it was, number of workers, families etc.?
Thanks,
jawlawyer@hotmail.com
curious

United States

#20 Oct 26, 2013
Rob Sovine wrote:
I grew up between Nallen and Russellville, left in 87 but most of my family stayed in Nallen. Pete Sovine, uncle, lived there until his passing.
Do you recall the stories of the mill, locomotive engines and such? What a place. No one would know how big Nallen and Miller really were if they were to stand there today.
rob
Hey.
SAw You Mentioned Pete Sovine. Is That The Same Pete Sovine That Worked As A Jailer At The Nicholas Co. Jail. If So My Father Worked There With Him. Just Curious.

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