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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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marionscalehouse.jpg409 viewsfrom the mid-20th century,
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marionva1915.jpg410 viewsThis postcard was mailed in 1915.
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mathieson1920.jpg466 viewsThis is another view of the Mathieson operations ca. 1920.
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mathieson1920a.jpg444 viewsThis view is circa. 1920.
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MATHIESONSERVICESTATION1962001.jpg502 viewsTHE MATHIESON SERVICE STATION WAS BUILT IN 1922. IT STOOD ON WHAT IS NOW THE RITE AID PROPERTY. IN AUGUST OF 1962 THEY RAZED IT. IN THE PICTURE YOU CAN SEE WHERE SOME OF THE TILE ROOFING HAS BEEN REMOVED. THE STATION LASTED 40 YEARS.

Courtesy of DON SMITH dsmith1043@comcast.net
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maw07.jpg430 viewsThis ca. 1937 photo shows the Episcopal priest at St. Paul's Episcopal church in Saltville.
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maw13.jpg383 viewsThis 1938 John Porter photo shows a biplane flying over southern Smyth County.
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maw1905.jpg589 viewsThis 1905 photo is described as a "General view of salt wells and valley at Saltville."
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Saltville - Mathieson Alkali Works539 viewsThis ca.1910 image from the U.S.Geological Survey shows the Mathieson Alkali Works ca. 1910.
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maw1910sb.jpg454 viewsThis postcard is from the 1910s.
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Saltville - Mathieson Alkali Works569 viewsThis 1930s postcard shows an aerial view of the main Mathieson Alkali Works facilities along the banks of the North Fork of Holston River in Saltville.
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maw36.jpg416 viewsThis is a John Porter photo taken in the late 1930s of his children playing in the lake at Hungry Mother State Park.
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