May 1, 2024

Ore Bank under new Ownership

The West Virginia ore mines at Bakerton have changed hands. Joseph E. Thropp, the new owner, is making substantial improvement, and is preparing to develop the mineral deposits on a larger scale.
July 17, 2023

Fed. Court Adjourns; Harpers Ferry Paper Company Wins River Pollution Case

FEDERAL COURT ADJOURNSTO MEET IN THIS CITY THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MAY NEXT. The Harper’s Ferry Paper Company Wins the Famous Potomac River Pollution Case — The Temporary Injunction Perpetuated — Other Cases. After being in […]
July 17, 2023

Virginia Ore Bank Sold

The Virginia Ore Bank, located near Bakerton, Jefferson county, has been sold by Wm. S. Billings, and others to the Everett Saxton Co., of Pennsylvania. The property was in the hands of the receiver for a […]
May 22, 2020

Catoctin Furnace Timber.

The timber is to be cut from the 6,000 acres of the old Catoctin Furnace property in Frederick county, Md., now owned by Joseph E. Thropp, who is also the owner of the Virginia ore bank […]
May 22, 2020

Thropp to build settling pond.

J. E. Thropp, owner of the Virginia Ore Bank property near Bakerton, has bought from Jacob S. Moler eight acres of land, near the river, for which he paid $200 an acre cash. He will construct […]
May 22, 2020

Ore Mine to Start Up.

Former Congressman Joseph E. Thropp, of Pennsylvania, owner of the Virginia ore bank, near Harper’s Ferry, has commenced operations at the mine, which was shut down for over a year. An injunction restraining him from operating […]
May 22, 2020

Ore Bank vs. Harpers Ferry Pulp

Important Case Decided.In the United States Court in Martinsburg last Saturday in the case of the Harper’s Ferry pulp company against Joseph E. Thropp, etc., Judge Jackson gave a decision in favor of the pulp company. […]
May 22, 2020

Ore Bank & Iron Works, Thropp

Joseph E. Thropp, owner of the Virginia ore bank, along the Potomac river east of town, bought two parcels of land, comprising 153 3-4 acres, being a part of the Antietam Iron Works property, on the […]
June 22, 2018

Improvements At Bakerton

Improvements at Bakerton. That busy part of Jefferson county the center of which is Bakerton is to enjoy a still further boom in business. The improvements at the Virginia ore bank, which have been in the […]