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Henblevs.jpg556 viewsRachel Powers was his second wife. Photo Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins mcblevins@smyth.net
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Hicks, Carson598 viewsCARSON HICKS... HELPING OLIN CLOSE DOWN THEIR SALTVILLE OPERATION. CARSON WAS A LONG TIME EMPLOYEE OF THE WELL FIELDS DEPT. AT OLIN IN SALTVILLE. Courtesy of DonSmith [email]dsmith1043@comcast,net[/email]
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hobartsmith.jpg541 viewsThis Library of Congress photo shows Ed Young and Saltville native Hobart Smith (on the banjo) in the foreground.
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HopkinsSiblings.jpg522 viewsCourtesy of John Shumate theshumates@comcast.net
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hughblevins3ajpg.jpg532 viewsCourtesy of Kenneth Presnell.
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Blevins, Hugh M., Sr.489 viewsB. 1894 D. 1058, son of John A. Blevins, lived at Chilhowie, Virginia. farmer and Primitive Bapist Minister, member of St. Clair's Bottom Primitive Baptist Church. Buried in the Church Cemeery. Courtesy of Kenneth Presnell.
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James_&_Margaret_(2).JPG646 viewsJames W. Moore and Margaret Callahan Moore lived in Saltville as is where this picture was taken. They are both buried in Elizabeth Cemetery. Back row l-r are Stuart, Dennis, Dewey, John, George. Middle row of girls are l-r Kate, Sally, Jessie (my grandmother) front row left kneeling Robert seated James W and Maggie Callahan ( my G-grandparents) right kneeling Bill. Courtesy of Robert Weaver leeann18@msm.com
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Jennings, Pat520 viewsFrom Marion, Pat Jennings was congressman from the 9th Congressional District when this postcard was mailed in 1966.
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jones.jpg597 viewsAbe and Sibby Jones donated land for the Mt. Olivet Freewill Baptist church. They are shown here with thier daughter, Mary. Courtesy of Mary C. Blevins mcblevins@smyth.net
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kenthelen101981.jpg491 viewsThis photo was taken in October 1981 by Don Smith (dsmith1043@comcast.net) of Helen Kent at the 1981 Homecoming.
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Kents of Saltville514 viewsGOT THIS FROM CHUB. THE LADY AT LEFT IS ALMA KENT ACCORDING TO INFO ON BACK OF PICTURE. THE LADY AT RIGHT IS VIRGIE ARNOLD, CHUB'S MOTHER. THE ARNOLD'S LIVED ACROSS THE ROAD FROM THE KENTS ON EAST MAIN.

THE INFO SAID THE MAN WAS MR. KENT. I'M GUESSING THE PICTURE IS FROM THE EARLY 1950s. MYRL DUNHAM LIVED BESIDE OF SHIELDS KENT ON WEST MAIN AND SAID GORDON LIVED ON EAST MAIN. HE ALSO SAID GORDON HAD A GLASS EYE.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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leecalvin.jpg558 viewsResident of Saltville, Virginia, though born in Strawberry Plains, Tennessee. From the 1922 Alkalite
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