"The Jug",

A Tyler County West Virginia landmark.

prints only

14.5" X 18" -  $25

I'M FINISHED TAKING ORDERS FOR FRAMED PRINTS

Price does not include shipping.

If all goes well we will be at The Jug on Saturday Nov. 2nd, 2PM to 4PM to give Gladys the original painting and to hand out all the remaining prints both framed and unframed. We've had several pickup dates for getting orders so if they are not picked up by this date I will assume that they are no longer wanted and will be sold. If you just can't make it for some reason I will need to be contacted before it's to late. 

 

"The Jug"

Will you need yours mailed? If you do I need your addresses.

Will you pick up at my address? 535 Greenbriar Ct. New Martinnsville?

I will be setting a date later to hand out prints to as many who want to come by at the Jug and give Gladys her Painting at the same time. I think she would enjoy everyone being there to see her get it. What's your thoughts on the idea?

For longer than most people can remember the mere mention of “The Jug” in Tyler County brings back memories of a once popular gathering place. At one time travelers could stop, fill their car with fuel and order something homemade from the menu.  And, if they were to listen, they might hear locals telling stories of the good old days. Perhaps the two regulars would talk of the swinging bridge that crossed into the deep woods beyond the man made spillway. Visitors to the Jug often paused to enjoy the beauty of the passing waters of Middle Island Creek.

Early in the 1800s, a man named George Gregg saw a business opportunity. He diverted the creeks flowing water from its long trip around the peninsula shaped landscape known as the handle of the jug. His plan would provide power to a grain mill he was wanting to build. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not like his cutting three miles off the creeks natural journey. Gregg’s mill and those that came later were all carried away by flood waters.

Today, the Jug overlooks the cut in the creek and bears silent witness to the changes time and water have brought to the area around the historical landmark. The once bustling gathering place shows its age as it waits for someone to visit and tell stories of yesteryear. The nearby cable bridge that once carried the adventuresome into the dark woods, has long ago fell away into the clutches of time. And Mother Nature continues her efforts to push away the sandstones of the spill way in her persisting struggles to ease her journey to the far Ohio River.  History will remember that in this place man tried to tame the waters of Middle Island Creek and failed. But, history will also remember that good people gathered in a place called “The Jug” while sharing joy and friendship.

Chuck Clegg

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