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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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limerecoveryplant42.jpg439 viewsThis is from a 1941-42 photograph of one of the myriad of industrial facilities at this time.
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limestonetrucks.jpg519 viewsTHESE TRUCKS HAULED LIMESTONE TO THE PLANT AFTER THE BUCKET LINE WAS DISCONTINUED IN 1968. THEY HAULED THE STONE FOR FOUR YEARS...UNTIL OLIN CLOSED.

PICTURE TAKEN JULY 1971 ON EAST MAIN STREET IN SALTVILLE, VA.
Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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lincolncchome.jpg447 viewsFrom a 1930s real photo postcard.
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lincolnhotel.jpg388 viewsThis view is from ca. 1928
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Marion - Lincoln Hotel400 viewsFrom a 1930s postcard. This hotel has recently been renovated as is now known as the General Francis Marion Hotel.
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littleleague61973.jpg529 viewsSALTVILLE, VA. / LITTLE LEAGUE FIELD / JUNE 1973 / 200MM. Courtesy f Dom Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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loadingcrew.jpg449 viewsThis image shows the crew which loaded Mathieson products on the railcars. It was taken from the 1922 Alkalite.
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LOVER_SLEAPANDNEAROVERLOOKAPRIL152006013.jpg447 viewsThis view was taken on April 15, 2006 by Don Smith (dsmith1043@comcast.net) from Lover's Leap. The larger building in the center left is the Food Country grocery store. The building in the center with the blue roof is Pizza Plus, and the structure to the left is the Saltville Medical Center.
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LOVER_SLEAPANDNEAROVERLOOKAPRIL152006043.jpg431 viewsThis photo by Don Smith was taken April 15, 2006 from Lover's Leap and shows a view of the area of Saltville where East Main Street and Highway 107 come together.
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LOVER_SLEAPANDNEAROVERLOOKAPRIL152006045.jpg423 viewsA Don Smith Photo, April 15, 2006.
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LOVER_SLEAPANDNEAROVERLOOKAPRIL152006051.jpg398 viewsThis view of downtown Saltville was taken April 15, 2006 from Lover's Leap. Photo by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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LOVER_SLEAPANDNEAROVERLOOKAPRIL152006060.jpg379 viewsYou might be interested in this botantic description of the Mayapple. Or in another website about Mayapples. These plants are quite common in the Central Appalachian mountains. Photo by Don Smith, dsmith1043@comcast.net April 15, 2006.
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