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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.

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Greer, Sadie Stamper, and Wil Vaught660 viewsCourtesy of Sadie Stamper Greer. jgreer100@comcast.net
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Shannon Family571 viewsDOUG SHANNON, IN RIGHT OF PICTURE, WAS ONE OF TWO GRADUATES OF THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS AT SALTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL IN 1909. THE OTHER ONE WAS MISS ROBBIE CAMPBELL (ROGERS), WHO LIVED ON EASY STREET AND TAUGHT THIRD GRADE AT SALTVILLE ELEMENTARY FOR MANY YEARS. MISS LULA SHANNON TAUGHT FOURTH GRADE FOR MANY YEARS. DOUG WAS EMPLOYED IN THE MATHIESON OFFICE AT THE PLANT.

GEORGE WAS A LAWYER WHO LIVED OUT OF TOWN AND VISITED FROM TIME TO TIME. I DIDN'T KNOW ELLEN.




FROM LEFT...GEORGE SHANNON, ELLEN SHANNON, LULA SHANNON, AND C. DOUGLAS SHANNON. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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SheetsFamily.jpg664 viewsSeated: Ellis Sheets and Millie Perry Sheets (born ca 1871). Back: Ellis' brother and Ettie Sheets (Millie's daughter) Millie was a daughter of Solomon and Tobitha Ham Perry. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott matalbott@seidata.com
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Sheppard, Sweeney559 viewsSWEENEY SHEPPARD AND HIS BLACK 1960 PLYMOUTH SAVOY TAXI / SALTVILLE, VA. / SEPTEMBER 1967. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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Singleton, Fred527 viewsFRED SINGLETON / SALTVILLE, VA. / APRIL 29, 2007. Couresy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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smokeyrowneighbors.jpg537 viewsSMOKEY ROW NEIGHBORS / WYNDHAM ROBERTS, LEFT, AND HARRY SMITH / SALTVILLE, VA. / CIRCA 1950. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Stuart, Elsie and Roger A. Allison569 viewsROGER A. ALLISON AND ELSIE STUART AT THE STUART HOME ON LAKE DRIVE / SALTVILLE, VA. / JUNE 1973. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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taylorfrench.jpg590 viewsFRENCH TAYLOR WAS THE MINISTER AT THE MADAM RUSSELL CHURCH IN SALTVILLE, VA. FROM 1946-1950. Courtesy of Don Smithdsmith1043@comcast.net
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TobithaandMilliePerrySheets.jpg667 viewsSeated: Tobitha Ham Perry and daughter Millie Perry Sheets. Standing: Ettie Sheets, daughter of Millie and Ellis Sheets. Millie is holding Effie's son Mack Jay Sheets. Effie was married to Avery Sheets. Courtesy of Mary Ann Talbott matalbott@seidata.com
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Totten, Tom630 viewsTOM TOTTEN / SHOOTING THE REMAINS OF OLIN / SALTVILLE, VA. / DECEMBER 1975. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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Totten, Mary Sue627 viewsMARY SUE TOTTEN / OLIN NURSE / SALTVILLE, VA. / APRIL 3, 1972. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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Totten, Bill and Sanders, Frank581 viewsTWO OF SALTVILLE'S FORMER MAYORS...BILL TOTTEN, LEFT, AND FRANK SANDERS

THIS WAS AT THE STUART HOUSE DEDICATION ON WEST MAIN STREET IN SALTVILLE, VA. IN JUNE OF 1973. CCourtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@cokmcast.net
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