Appalachia, Freddie Dingess, genealogy, Halcyon, Harts Creek, history, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, May Cooper, moonshine, Shamrock, Tom Dingess, Von Dingess, West Virginia
A correspondent named “Jennings” from Halcyon on Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 11, 1922:
Miss Freddie Dingess and Miss May Cooper were visitors in Halcyon this week. The girls seemed to enjoy themselves very much. They went in bathing in the creek, rode a log, turned turtle, went barefooted, rode a mule and so on. They sure were a jolly couple. They took back to Shamrock bottom lots of sunshine. Most of the people take back moonshine.
Miss Tom Dingess from the Logan hospital and Von Dingess of Shamrock Bottom were visitors in Halcyon recently. The jolly things they did were innumerable and is believed they took away both moonshine and sunshine to Shamrock valley.
Everything is unusual around here. We have good crops of which we are reaping the benefit of now. All are jolly and the goose is hanging high.
Ernest L. Trent said:
I so enjoy West Virginia History..! It needs to be taught in our Schools..!