"The Prospects for Big Sandy knows no bounds"


January 20, 2021

Moving the Log Cabin Saloon. (Ray Pratt 1914)

"Big Sandy as a place of residence becomes better every day. People are pouring into the country... coming right down to the brass tacks, the Big Sandy area offers more opportunities to the man who wants to get ahead... than any other place... The finest agricultural land... Water that's the best and entirely free from soda or alkali; the best shipping facilities... Come to Big Sandy..." This ringing endorsement was printed in the Mountaineer in 1915. After 135 years, our town continues to get better every day. I spent part of my week perusing the history of our little town, with the aid of...

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