On Saturday, the meeting continued at the Burlington Union Church in the Burlington Historic District. New member Tim McKinney, who is rapidly becoming noted as a Civil War historian in West Virginia, presented a program on his upcoming Civil War Almanac a collection of thousands of details and names of participants from that conflict. Following that excellent program, Pat Bonar assumed the identity of an early Burlington resident and presented a Chautauqua presentation on the area which included slides of the region, early fruit industry and railroad transportation. Her outstanding production was followed by a tour of the Burlington Historic District and then lunch at the Glenview Inn. The remainder of the meeting consisted of a driving tour of the Headsville Methodist Church, Eusebia Presbyterian Church and Kuykendall Bicentennial Farm, Fort Ashby and Stewart s Tavern.
During the Society s business meeting, the following officers were elected: Rebecca Gill, President; Tim McKinney, first Vice President; Fred Armstrong, Secretary; and Bill McNeel, Treasurer. District Vice Presidents are Margaret Brennan, Madge McDaniel, Gene Harper, Rodney Pyles, Larry Legge, Glenn Belcher, Kenneth Bailey, Paul Marshall, William Wintz and Immediate Past President, Tim Armstead. Kenneth Bailey will continue to edit the Quarterly. An invitation for next year s meeting from the Hacker s Creek Pioneer Descendants and the Upshur County Historical Society was accepted.
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