Thursday, January 20, 2011

Robert P. Snopik. Nemacolin, PA 1940's.

As we've mentioned in some of our recent posts,it's not only the interesting things we see while exploring,but the people we meet,that make it all worth it.Nothing is more valuable than a story striaght from the person who remembers it first hand.Anyone can look at a map or read a book,but the personal stories and memories are the best lessons of all.
Mr. Robert Snopik is a former resident of Nemacolin,Pa and has great memories (not to mention photographs) of the places we like best.We met Mr.Snopik on our Facebook page.Here is a collection of photos he shared with us there.So,a big Thank You to Mr.Snopik!!His memories and pictures have answered many of our quetions.We hope to hear from him more,and will post everything here!
Old Nemacolin ferry to Ronco,  PA, pictured in background.

We encourage anyone who has some old photos and stories to PLEASE share them with us! Its a shame our history is living in boxes and in attics!! Dig 'em out and drop us an email.Mabye you'll get your own post,like Mr.Snopik!


  1. Thank you for the post.
    Nemacolin was a good place to grow up. I have many fond memories. The Buckeye Indians baseball team, catching the big wave, behind a stern wheeler, on a hot summer day, and the 1949 High
    school football team.
    Thanks for the memories.

  2. My husband George R. Ferree Jr., his father George R. Ferree Sr., George Charles son of Charles Ferree all worked in the Nemacolin mine. George Sr. was working in the John L. Lewis era and went on many trips with him. My husband used to swim across the river to Ronco with all the other kids in Nemacolin. I've heard a lot of good stories about Nemacolin, it used to be a beautiful town. Thank You.

  3. My dad drove the ferry across the river before he worked at buckeye mine