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Centennial History of Hurricane: Hurricane Area Organizations: Civil Defense Auxiliary Police

In 1988, The Centennial History of Hurricane, WV was published to commemorate the town’s 100th anniversary. The publication included the histories of 7 Hurricane civic organization. This week’s selection is the 1st of the these histories which were published in 1988.

The above photo contains the members of the Civil Defense Auxiliary Police who patrolled and protected Hurricane and Putnam County during World War II. They assisted local police during blackouts (air raid drills) by directing traffic and making certain everyone complied with the rules during the drills. This photograph was taken in l 943. From row, left to right: Lowell Edwards, Ralph Williams, Bill Cooper, Everett Hollandsworth. Back row: Unidentified Gentleman, Chester Jordan, Johnny Smith. All of the identified are deceased except Ralph Williams, who resides at 134 Taylor Street in Hurricane. Submitted by: Phyllis Williams Jarvis

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