Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 85
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June 20, 1976

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 85

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50 Million 4 Will See 6 The Train' More than 4 million persons already have visited the American Freedom Train, which will be in South Charleston Friday through Sunday. The train will complete its 21-month journey through 48 states next December and, by that time, it is estimated the train will have touched the lives of 50 million people. Arriving from Huntington, the 25-car train pulled by a steam engine, will be at the Charleston Ordnance Center for three days. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children 3 to 12 and for persons 65 and older. Children under 3 are free. Between 20,000 and 25,000 persons are expected to go through the Freedom Train during its South Charleston stop. Helping with local financing for the train's appearance are the cities of Charleston and South Charleston, Carbide and FMC. Free air time will be provided by WKLC-Radio. Bob Anderson, South Charleston Recreation Commission director who is in charge of the Freedom Train's South Charleston stop, said about $10,000 is needed for lodging for the train's employes, bus transportation to the motel for the em- ployes, armed guards, portable toilets and water. ; Helping with guard duty will be 15 auxiliary policemen provided by the city of Dunbar. · The Freedom Train is the dream of a young New York commodities broker and railroad buff Ross E. Rowland Jr. The first meeting about the possibilities of Such a venture was held in.an old, converted railroad station in Lebanon, N. J. ; In 1966 Rowland had formed the High Iron Company. Inc. to restore and operate a mainline steam locomotive. It ran a variety of public excursions including the "Golden Spike Centennial Limited" which marked the 100th anniversary of the linking of the United States by rail. · After this successful venture Rowland Created the Freedom Train concept but by 1974 he had about given up the idea when he made a presentation to the Pepsi-Cola Co. The proposal caught the fancy of Don- 'ald Kendall, chairman of Pepsi Co., Inc. and the project was under wav. ' An American Freedom Train Foundation was formed as a non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt organization, Mrs. Gerald Ford is the national advisory board's hon- ?f?._Z^!!^L^-^fe W«, Vir^-Communities Plan Events in August Several West Virginia communities have Bicentennial events planned for August. Among them are: ··Aug. 5-8, Bicentennial Cacapon Invitational Golf Tournament, Cacapon State Park Golf Course, Berkeley Springs. ··Aug. 5-8 and 12-15, "The Aracoma Story," outdoor drama at Chief Logan State Park. ··Aug. 8-15, Cedar Grove Baptist Church's 75th birthday celebration. ·Aug. 21, Bicentennial Ball, Nathan Goff Armory, Clarksburg. ··Aug. 22, "Spirit of Americanism '76"smorgasbord, 12:30-3 p.m., Cross Roads Community Building, Fairmont. Reading T-l Engine Rescued to Pull Train orary chairman. Honorary cochairman is Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson. Rowland, who comes from four generation of railroaders, took a leave of absence from his New York City firm to direct the construction of the train and to plan its trip. He is only one of four men to be named an honorary life member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. The other three are J. Edgar Hoover, Johnny Cash and Harry S. Truman. Making the Freedom Train possible were grants of $1 million each from the Pepsi-Cola Corp., General Motors Corp., Prudential Insurance Company of America, and Kraft Foods. All other funds for the $17.5 million project must come from other philanthropic support or through ticket and memorabilia revenues. Any surplus funds at the train's dissolution will be donated to charity. *** We'"The Specialty Store" have roots in the very founding of the nation. The "specialty" store collected the finest offerings of the skilled craftsmen of the colonies and foreign marketplaces and presented a showcase of these items to a hard working, bustling, growing populace. We assume the responsibility for selection based on quality, good taste, and exclusivity, backed by service and courtesy. Polan's is proud to be a part of the growth and progress Charleston, West Virginia, U. S. A. Dedicated To Those Who Are Keeping West Virginia Foremost LOOK TO MACHINERY, INC. AND OUR "FAMOUS NAME GROUP" FOR YOUR MODERN EQUIPMENT NEEDS. · J. I. CASE COMPANY Tractors - Backhoos Front End Loaders · AEROIL Tar Kolllcs Roofing Equip. · BANTAM DIV of KOEHRING CO Bacthoes - Excavators Hydraulic Cranes Conventional Cranes · CASELL CO. Safely Lighting Arrow Boards · CLIPPER DIV of NORTON Diamond Blades Core Bits Masonry Concrete Saws · DEE Concrete Forms Nail Slabs · DICO CO. INC. Material Handling Equip. · GAR BRO. Concrete Equip. ' GENERAL ENGINES Trailers Rollers · ITT MARLOW Water Pumps · KELLY SCREEDOMATIC Concrete Sc.dcds · KOHLER CO. Light Plants Stand 8y Power Generators M-B CO. Sweepers Bruih Chippors Stripers · MUUER Concrelo-4 Mortar Miners · OWEN Clamshell Buckets · PETTIBONE-WOOD MFG. CO. INC. Wood - Stabilization Compaction Equip. · SCHRAMM INC. Portable Stationary Air Compressors Rotary Drilling Rigs Air Tools Pheumatractors · SPECTRA PHYSICS Leasers for Construction Industry · TARRANT MFG. CO. Salt 4 Material Spreaders S Leaf Machines · VIBROMAX Compaction Equip. BACKER CO. . Compaction Equip. · WINSLOW Batch Plants · WISCONSIN Tilt Trailers · WHITEMAN MFG. Concrete Finishing Machines · WYCO Concrete Vibrators SALES-RENTAL-SERVICE for additional information Call 925-4741 If Wo Answer Call 727-5917 AFTER HOURS SERVICE CALL 595-1495 SSCQ MocCorA/e Av Sf -Charleston, W. Va, li-Zip Code 25304 77 7V · / 0 m.Z)mielJo0me HOTEL proud to join the celebration of our Nation's 200th year and West Virginia's 113th Birthday! In every State there's one outstanding accommodating Hotel... in West Virginia it's the all-newly-remodeled COLONY ROOM Luxury dining and superb entertainment nightly await you in the warm hospitality of the COLONY ROOM. Enjoy our Buffet Luncheon and Dinner daily. The "New" Daniel Boone... an American Heritage! The THIRSTY PILGRIM A favorite meeting place for the Charleston business crowd. The light and lively authentic English Pub features frosty draft beer, your favorite beverages. Watch your favorite sports event on the large 55" color TV. A Living Tradition or" Service to Community! The COFFEE SHOP Convenience plus economy are the keynotes at our Coffee Shoppe. The Coffee Shoppe offers the best in informal dining, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop by for a full course meal or a quick snack. *1791 TAVERN The 1791 Tavern is open at 11 a.m. Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres 4 p.m. 'til 7 p.m. Monday thru Friday. 330 Newly Remodeled Decorated Rooms -·- 18 Business Suites A Presidential Penthouse 1929-1976 The Daniel Boone Hotel opened on February 1, 1929 with each of its 251 rooms filled. Tha governor of West Virginia, along with three former governors, and a former senator, were among those taking part in the three day ceremony. Activities included an appropriate flag-raising ceremony, addresses, fireworks, banquets for visiting hotelmen, the press and distinguished residents of the Valley. The structure was 51,250,000.00 West Virginia's Convention Headquarters We host more conventions, parties, banquets, receptions and conferences than all other hotels and motels in Charleston combined. The "New" Daniel Boone Hotel is truly "An American Heritage." Unchanged since it opened its door almost 50 years ago is the warm hospitality that has become a trademark of the Daniel Boone. Since 1929 perfection in public service has been a living tradition at the Daniel Boone Hotel, West Virginia's largest and most distinguished hotel. Unsurpassed in all of West Virginia, The Daniel Boone is more than just a place to stay! The Daniel Boone is a place to meet, a place to dine, a place to communicate, a place to plan, a place to celebrate. Today you'll find the Daniel Boone completely remodeled to serve you better. Each guest room, dining area, lounge and convention facility is now gracefully decorated for the ultimate in luxury, comfort and convenience. The Daniel Boone is the best of both worlds... the old and the new. With its plush decor, The Daniel Boone continues to be a living tradition of service to the community ... truly an American Heritage. J/ie H O T E L CAPITOL AT WASHINGTON STREETS ·CHARLESTON, W.VA. PHONI (304) 343-6131 4 *

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