1928 - Alderson High School - 1968



The Greenbrier Milling Company

Causby Parker / Rich Parker - April 28, 2017

These photos were submitted by Rich Parker. One of Alderson's businesses that was very successful not so long ago.

This bonus photo is the water bill from Corporation of Alderson to Greenbrier Milling Co. Since the envelope is sent to itself, the only thing I can surmise is the envelope was included with payment so the receipt could be mailed back to Greenbrier Milling. He could have saved the 3 cent stamp by walking around the corner to get it. A $2.43 cent water bill! Imagine that. (More information from the History of Alderson, West Virginia.)
On November 8, 1905, Town Council let a contract for installation of the water works to West Virginia Heating and Plumbing Company, Charleston, W. Va. The Town bought a pump which was in-stalled and operated by Greenbrier Milling Company which agreed to pump the water at sixty cents per hour, providing 10,000 to 15,000 gallons per hour. The water was pumped from the Greenbrier River. On December 4, 1905 the Town purchased the reservoir site and right-of-way from George Alderson for $500. A reservoir was built with C. M. Honaker as the first Water Works superintendent.

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