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'Margie' Ferry and her Model A Ford

She was a simple woman who led a simple life in what would be by today’s standards considered a shanty at the base of Lock Mountain, Piney Creek Road.

Yet mention of her name, Marjorie Gertrude Ferry, brings pleasant memories to many Martinsburg area residents.

Known by everyone as Margie, she lived off the land, ignored the copperhead snakes in her spring house and could cook a young ground hog to make it taste as good as chicken.

But the thing she may be best remembered for was the 1929 Model A Ford she drove to town, only when absolutely necessary, to buy the barest of life’s essentials.



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