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125 Years Ago

Pastor Lloyd Preaches

Herald of Jan. 28, 1897

A large audience gathered at the Methodist Episcopal Church to hear Pastor J. K. Lloyd preach a sermon on amusements. Pastor Lloyd did not condemn amusements of the proper kind, but left no room for the modern ball, society dance and card playing.

A log home, considered a local landmark, was torn down in Friend’s Cove, Bedford County. The home was built by William McDermett who emigrated from Scotland in the late 1700s. He was a blacksmith and edge toolmaker and operated a trip hammer forge to manufacture axes, hatches, augers and the like. McDermett made his own...


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