Dedication of Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park

Pocahontas Times
June 28, 1928


Dedication of the Droop Mountain Battlefield as a State Park

Pocahontas county will gather on the Droop Mountain Battlefield on the Droop Mountain Battlefield on Seneca Trail, south of Hillsboro on July 4[.] Governor Gore will receive for the State of West Virginia from the legislative commission the battlefield park, which is set aside as a memorial for all time of the greatest battle of the Civil War fought on West Virginia soil. The following program has been prepared. Come and bring your own dinner with something extra for the strangers from other counties who will be with us on that day:

10:30 a.m.
Hon. Andrew Price, Presiding
Song America
Invocation     Rev. Harrison
Song America, the Beautiful
Address Hon. R. F. Kidd
Address Hon[.] J. Alfred Taylor
Song Tenting on the Old Camp Ground
Address Hon. E. T. England
Address Hon. John L. Smith
12:00 a.m. [sic] Recess
1:30 P.M.
Song My Country 'Tis of Thee
Address         Gov[.] Howard M. Gore
Song Battle Hymn of the Republic
Address Hon[.] W. G. Conley
Song Star Spangled Banner
Address Hon[.] John D. Sutton
Song West Virginia Hills

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