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Introduced Version House Concurrent Resolution 85 History

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HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 85

(By Delegates Moore, White, Marcum and L. Phillips)

 

 

 

Requesting the Division of Highways to rename the Roderfield Box Beam Bridge, bridge number 24-52-12.79 crossing over Spice Creek in McDowell County, the "Carnie L. Spratt Memorial Bridge".

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt was born in May 1901, in Baileysville, West Virginia; and

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt and two brothers were in the logging business and when they secured a contract to log old Route 52 from Roderfield to Iaeger in the mid-1930’s they moved to Roderfield; and

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt and his brothers purchased land and built homes for their families; and

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt and his brothers built the sawmill there and their company’s name was Spratt Brothers Lumber Company; and

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt then branched out and built the Roderfield Gulf Service Station, the first motel in McDowell County and the Drive In Grill Restaurant -- all were located at the intersection of State Route 7 and U. S. Route 52; and

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt and his businesses became well known and well liked in McDowell County; and

    Whereas, Carnie L. Spratt passed away in April 1981; and

    Whereas, It is fitting to honor Carnie L. Spratt for his commitment, dedication and the role he played in the development of McDowell County and the State of West Virginia; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to rename the Roderfield Box Beam Bridge, bridge number 24-52-12.79 crossing over Spice Creek in McDowell County, the "Carnie L. Spratt Memorial Bridge"; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Division of Highways is requested to have made and be placed signs identifying the bridge as the "Carnie L. Spratt Memorial Bridge"; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates forward a certified copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and the family of Carnie L. Spratt.

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