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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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mayday1944.jpg514 viewsTHIS WAS JUST WEST OF THE SCHOOLS IN THE BOTTOM WHERE THE FITNESS TRAIL IS NOW LOCATED...JUST PAST THE SALTVILLE MEDICAL CENTER. WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE THERE THIS AREA WAS THE SCHOOL PLAYGROUND.

THE PICTURE CAME FROM BILL BOOTH'S COLLECTION AND THE ONLY THING WRITTEN ON THE BACK WAS 1944.
Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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mayday1944b.jpg567 viewsMAY DAY COURT / SALTVILLE SCHOOLS / 1944

FROM LEFT - MARY HEIMANN, ELIZABETH RAY, JOHNNY LITTLE, JIM MELLINGER, REBA BRANHAM, TOMMY McKEE, MARY DUNHAM

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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McCready - Aerial View479 viewsThis aerial view of McCready's Gap was taken August 28, 1997 by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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McCready - Sandstone Cliff529 viewsthis ca.1910 image from the U.S. Geological Survey shows a sandstone cliff near McCready, Smyth County, VA,
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McCready - McCready Gap Foilage450 viewsFoliage at Maccrady Gap. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date, but circa 1910, From the U.S. Geological Survey.
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McCready Gap - Rhododendron Thicket445 viewsRhododendron thicket at Maccrady Gap. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date, bu circa 1910. From the U.S. Geological Survey.
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MGSWORKERS21968001.jpg606 viewsTHE LAST EMPLOYEES OF THE MATHIESON GENERAL STORE IN SALTVILLE, VA. BEFORE IT CLOSED IN 1968.

L-R- CLAUDE CUDDY, RICHARD NUTTER, EVELYN VENABLE, HUBERT VENABLE, ARCH HARPER, BRUCE WIMMER, AND EARL ANDERSON

Photo courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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midwaymay65.jpg432 viewsThis photo was taken May 1965 by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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miscHopkinsBlevins.jpg520 viewsMiscellaneous Hopkins and Blevins family photos courtesy of John Shumate theshumates@comcast.net
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Saltville - Madam russell Methdis Church490 viewsMADAM RUSSELL MEMORIAL METHODIST CHURCH / SALTVILLE, VA. / 1904 DUNHAM COLLECTION. Courtesy of Dn Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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Saltville - Madame Russell United Methodist Church370 viewsPhoto by Don Smith October 24, 2010.
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Saltville - Madam Russell Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church South409 viewsThis postcard dates from the 1920s. Note the picket fence in the foreground which no longer is there.
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