SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 21
(By Senators Fanning, Klempa, Beach, Browning and Chafin)
Requesting the Division of Highways to name bridge number 24-3/2-13.40, in McDowell County and located on County Route 3/2, crossing Trace Fork, the “Adam Bailey Memorial Bridge”.
Whereas, Adam Bailey was born May 12, 1877 and lived a full life until he passed away December 27, 1957; and
Whereas, On October 28, 1898, Adam Bailey married Jerusha Little, said marriage producing seventeen children. Sadly, Jerusha passed away but he later married Sally Shrader. This union produced six children; and
Whereas, Adam Bailey was a pioneer in the Panther Creek area and he and his family lived where the offices of Panther State Forest are located at this day; and
Whereas, Adam Bailey owned approximately 775 acres along Panther State Forest. In the 1940s, he sold most of the land to the State to complete the boundry of the park. He was quoted as saying that the generations to come could get some good use out the park. He really loved children and his wishes were for the children to have a good place to enjoy activities with their family; and
Whereas, After 23 children, there are several of Adam Bailey’s descendants still living in the Panther Creek area of McDowell County. Naming a bridge after Adam Bailey near his old homestead and the Bailey family cemetery would be a small tribute to a man who was very well thought of and helped so many people along the way; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Division of Highways is hereby requested to name bridge number 24-3/2-13.40, in McDowell County and located on County Route 3/2, crossing Trace Fork, the “Adam Bailey 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 “Adam Bailey Memorial Bridge”; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate forward a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and Fred Bailey, Adam Bailey’s great grandson.