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October 25, 1926: Roy B. Clarkson was born in Cass


Professor Roy B. Clarkson is the historian of West Virginia’s timber industry and one of the state’s most prominent botanists. Clarkson was born October 25, 1926, and raised in Cass, Pocahontas County, still a major lumber boom town at that time. After service in the U.S. Army near the end of World War II, he began his college education at Davis and Elkins College, from which ...

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