John E. Faulconer, Right, and Associate, Hinton, W. Va.
Faulconer was the founder of Pipestem State Park and one of West Virginia's most esteemed historians. A native of Hinton, W. Va., Faulconor's active fundraising eventually led to the building of the Bluestone Center, city hall, a 4-H Camp and city sewage system. His most noted achievement was the creation of Pipestem, acclaimed as one of the 10 best family vacation resorts in the nation. Though Faulconer once owned the Hinton Daily News, he served as a columnist for the Beckley Post-Herald toward the end of his life. He died at the age of 78.A graduate of Hinton High School in 1923, Faulconer spent two years at West Virginia University as a pre-med student before returning to Hinton in 1926 to become the managing editor of Hinton Daily News. He held that position until 1937 when he left to manage Hinton Insurance Agency and pursue other business interests. In 1947, Faulconer and his brother purchased the Hinton Daily News where he served as publisher and editor until 1973 when the newspaper was sold.Faulconer was an active member of the community, serving 17 years as a member of the advisory board of the state Department of Highways, was vice chairman of the board and a director of the National Bank of Summers, and helped organize the Mountaineer Travel Council, Summers County Boys Scout Council, and the City/County Chamber of Commerce. He received countless awards and citations including a special award in 1973 by the West Virginia Department of Commerce for outstanding contributions to the development of tourism in West Virginia.
Harold Eagle Home on Ballengee Street, Hinton, W. Va.
View of home lived in by Harold, son of Edward Calvin Eagle.Edward C. Eagle served on the local Hinton bar for nearly a quarter of a century after paying his way through West Virginia University. Mr. Eagle served his first term as prosecuting attorney of Summers County from 1902 to 1904 and for the following twenty years was the United States commissioner at Hinton. In 1920, he was elected prosecuting attorney on a platform that called for the suppression of moon-shining and law-breaking in general.
Jerry West Playing for the East Bank High School Basketball Team, East Bank, W. Va.
West was the team's starting small forward. He was named All-State from 1953–56, then All-American in 1956 when he was West Virginia Player of the Year, becoming the state's first high-school player to score more than 900 points in a season.
Jerry West Shoots during High School Basketball Game
West, who is mid-air and ready to shoot the ball, played for East Bank High School as the team's starting small forward. He was named All-State from 1954–56, then All-American in 1956 when he was West Virginia Player of the Year, becoming the state's first high-school player to score more than 900 points in a season.