This week in history

0925THIS-WEEKstrotherDavid Hunter Strother, the artist known by the pseudonym “Porte Crayon” (French for “pencil carrier”), is born in Martinsburg on Sept. 26, 1816. He worked as a topographer for the Union in the Civil War, then enjoyed a successful career as a magazine illustrator. He died in Charles Town in 1888 and is buried in Green Hill Cemetery in Martinsburg.

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