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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.

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SEPT10MISC915.jpg614 viewsThis photo was taken August 1967 by Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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SEPT21MISC971.jpg632 viewsMAY 1973...FIRST AVENUE AT TOP LEFT...SHAKER LANE IN FRONT OF SCHOOL...PALMER AT LOWER RIGHT

THE SWIMMING POOL WAS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND NOTE THE POND WHERE GLOBAL CONTACT IS NOW LOCATED. courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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SEPT6BEN888.jpg624 viewsPICTURE WAS TAKEN ON THE TRACK FIELD BEHIND THE HIGH SCHOOL IN FEBRUARY OF 1968... NOT LONG BEFORE THE BUCKET LINE WAS CLOSED AND THE LIMESTONE HAULED FROM THE QUARRY IN BIG GREEN TRUCKS. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Saltville - Shaker Band784 viewsSALTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SHAKER BAND / SALTVILLE, VA. / OCTOBER 1954. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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shakercheerleadersoct64.jpg765 viewsFIVE OF THE SHAKER CHEERLEADERS...FROM LEFT...JUDY POORE, CAROLYN HOGSTON, LINDA DENTON, JANE ALLEN MOORE, GLENNA DEBORD.
THE DRIVER AND PASSENGER IN THE BLUE 1961 FORD SUNLINER CONVERTIBLE ARE NOT IDENTIFIED. IF YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE LET US KNOW.
Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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Saltville- R. B. Worthy High School Homecoming731 viewsLAST SHAKER HOMECOMING / SEPTEMBER 20, 1986. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Saltville - Shakers May 1956824 viewsSALTVILLE SHAKERS / UNDEFEATED 1956 DISTRICT VII CHAMPS


BOTTOM ROW - L-R - DONNIE PARKS, KENNY CANNON, CARLIS ALLISON, JOHNNY DAVIDSON, ROBERT DUNCAN, SONNY WALL, BOB BOOTH

SECOND ROW - JIM CAHILL, TOMMY (SOREARM) SMITH, HERBIE HAYNES, DON SMITH, STAN McCREADY, HAROLD DEBORD

TOP ROW - JOE SHIPLEY, COACH, BOBBY GRACE, GENE CAMPBELL, DOUG CANNON, CRAIG BARBROW

PHOTO BY CHESTER TOTTEN. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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ShannonsRock.jpg568 viewsTHIS IS ANOTHER PICTURE (circa 1912) FROM THE BATCH GIVEN TO ME BY LULA SHANNON (on the right) IN THE LATE 60's. IT WAS IN WITH THE PICS OF THE HOUSE WHERE YOU ARE NOW LIVING. NO NAMES WERE WITH THE PICTURES. COULD EITHER OF THE MEN BE DR. EARLY? Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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slempcreeklutheran.jpg510 viewsFrom a 1930s photograph.
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Marion - Civil War Currebct588 viewsPictured here is a 50 cent note issued iby Smyth County, Virginia in 1862.
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smythch1907.jpg465 viewsThis image is from a 1907 postcard.
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smythch1930s.jpg413 viewsThis is a 1930s linen postcard showing the Smyth County Court House and Confederate Monument.
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