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New River Notes — Complete

January 21, 2014

After about two years of work we have completed a major upgrade to New River Notes. On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions.

In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. A year later we've finished all of the pages that were on the original site. Construction is complete. We have a great looking site full of material to help you in your research and possibly entertain you.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

New River Notes

January 6, 2013

New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today.

new river valley mapNew River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Weaver providing New River Valley researchers with a new wealth of information and that tradition is continued today by the Grayson County, Virginia Heritage Foundation, Inc.

Welcome and we hope you enjoy our new look. For more information on the changes and plans see posts on the GCVHF Google+ Page.

New River Notes Photo Gallery

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boonepo.jpg186 viewsThis postcard is from 1930-45.
boonepresby.jpg190 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.
Blowing Rock - Blowing Rock217 viewsThis postcard with a copyright date of 1909 shows an early horseless carriage attempting to climb Blowing Rock.
Blowing Rock - Country Club208 viewsFrom a 1940s post card.
Blowing Rock - View of Village213 viewsThis view of the village of Blowing Rock was taken from the Moses Cone Estate in 1930.
brhorseshow.jpg211 viewsThis is a postcard from the 1938 Blowing Rock Horse Show.
Blowing Rock - Horse Show208 viewsThis image of the annual Blowing Rock horse show is from 1959.
brpresby.jpg210 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard.
Foscoe - Cabbage Field237 viewsIN the 1960s, Watauga County was home to a Kraut cannery, which generated several cabbage fields.
Blowing Rock - Camp Yonolosse278 viewsThis circa 1915 real photo postcard shows a group of early tourists riding horseback at Camp Yonolosse, near Blowing Rock.
chairlift7devils.jpg213 viewsThis image is from the 1970s.
coneestate.jpg203 viewsFrom a 1930-45 era postcard.
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