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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.

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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.

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bluefieldcollege.jpg
bluefieldcollege.jpg427 viewsThis is a 1936 postcard view of Bluefield College.
brittsrestaurant.jpg
brittsrestaurant.jpg251 viewsPhoto from 1960s postcard.
camptazewell1934.jpg
camptazewell1934.jpg324 viewsThis is a 1934 photo of Camp 54 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in Tazewell, Virginia.
cedarbluffdepot.jpg
cedarbluffdepot.jpg320 viewsThis photo of the railroad depot in Cedar Bluff dates to circa 1900.
clinchriver.jpg
clinchriver.jpg371 viewsThis view of the Clinch River is from the 1930-45 era.
cokeovenpocahontas.jpg
cokeovenpocahontas.jpg344 viewsThis view of coke ovens at Pocahontas, Virginia was made about 1910.
craborchard.jpg
craborchard.jpg325 viewsThis postcard is from the 1970s.
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DUKEENERGYGASLINE020.jpg331 viewsTHIS IS THOMPSON VALLEY IN TAZEWELL COUNTY. IT'S NORTH OF SALTVILLE OVER BEYOND FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN. THE GAS LINE IS 32 MILES LONG AND IS COMING FROM JEWEL RIDGE AND WILL HOOK UP WITH EAST TENNESSEE NATURAL GAS NEAR MARION. PROJECT SHOULD BE COMPLETED BY NOVEMBER 2006.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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DUKEENERGYGASLINE035.jpg292 viewsLOOKING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE LITTLE VALLEY / TANNERSVILLE AREA. THE GAS LINE WILL CROSS THE EAST END OF FLAT TOP MOUNTAIN...THEN CROSS TANNERSVILLE AND BRUSHY MOUNTAIN...CROSS RICH VALLEY AND THEN WALKER MOUNTAIN AND HOOK UP WITH THE EAST TENNESSEE GAS LINE NEAR I-81 BETWEEN CHILHOWIE AND MARION. THE LINE IS UNUSUAL IN THAT IT IS RUNNING NORTH-SOUTH. MOST FOLLOW THE VALLEY FLOORS IN A SOUTHWEST-NORTHEAST DIRECTION.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
grahamcoaling1910.jpg
grahamcoaling1910.jpg316 viewsThis is from a 1913 postcard.
grahamva1910.jpg
grahamva1910.jpg297 viewsThis view is from a circa 1910 postcard.
greeverhousetaze.jpg
greeverhousetaze.jpg291 viewsThis is a circa 1935 photo of this house in Tazewell.
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