Situated in the heart of Greenbrier County’s historic, scenic Midland Trail, Rainelle is rich in history, surrounded by beauty and ripe for growth. A special HISTORY page has been developed so that you may glimpse into the past as we move forward.
What does Rainelle have in common with Major League baseball, Time magazine and The Waldor-Astoria Hotel? You will be pleasantly surprised!
- West Virginia State Police need information about this picture.
STATE POLICE SEEK INFORMATION - The historian for the WVSP is asking for help to find information on this picture. Send them a message on Facebook if you can offer any assistance: https://www.facebook.com/WVStatePolice
Here is what they speculate:
Best guess is that the event took place in the 1930’s, based on the design of the Virginia State Police uniforms (pith helmets) in the image.
I speculate that the photo was taken on or about 9 November 1934, in conjunction with the official opening ceremonies of a modernized highway (now US 33) across Shenandoah Mountain, connecting Harrisonburg with Pendleton County, WV. Since the governors of both states and assorted other politicos were present to make speeches, it is probable that State Police detachments from both agencies were present in force to provide security and crowd control.
One year later (November 1935) a 50-car “Second Annual Good-will Motorcade to West Virginia” was conducted to publicize a Harrisonburg trade festival. A details of VASP accompanied the motorcade to the West Virginia line, and a WVSP detail escorted the motorcade thru the state. This establishes clear proximity of officers from the two agencies and would have provided another great “photo opp.”
Rainelle Public Library
The Rainelle Public Library is in the process of raising funds for upgrades to the exterior of our building. If you are interested in assisting, please stop in or call us at the library!! All donations and/or assistance are very much appreciated!!
- Good information - come to the meeting tonight!
There is a very strong movement on the part of local ( Quinwood , Rainelle and Rupert ) leaders and citizens to have MTA ( Mountain Transit Authority ) begin running routes in Western Greenbrier County . This is going to open up a whole new world for those with transportation issues and have a positive impact the local economy. MTA will be going to the Greenbrier County Commission on Tuesday, Feb. 25 th , at 7 pm to discuss the proposed new routes for the West end of Greenbrier Co. If you would like to show your support, please attend tonight s meeting.
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Thanks Jeanie Rockwell