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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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Saltville - West End 1928746 viewsSALTVILLE, VA. / WEST END / CIRCA 1928

"CHUB" ARNOLD COLLECTION/ Courtesy of Don Smihdsmith1043@comcast.net


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westmain1910.jpg755 viewsWEST MAIN STREET / WELL FIELDS / SALTVILLE, VA. / CIRCA 1910

NOTICE THE STAND OF TREES IN FRONT OF THE KENT HOUSE. THEY WERE SUGAR MAPLES AND WERE SET OUT IN 1870.

PHOTO / DUNHAM COLLECTION. Courtesy of Don Smithdsmith1043@comcast.net
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westmain31965.jpg674 viewsTHE OLD COMPANY BARN THAT WAS CLEANED UP AND PAINTED IN 1973 AND USED BY THE SALT KETTLE THEATRE FOR THREE YEARS BEFORE BEING BURNED BY ARSONISTS. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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westmain91967.jpg751 viewsThis Don Smith Photo was taken in September 1967. dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Saltville - White Rock Creek640 viewsDense foliage in Clinch sandstone gorge of Whiterock Creek, one mile north of Maccrady Gap. Abingdon quadrangle. Virginia. No date, but circa 1910. From the U.S. Geological Survey.
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WHITEROCKSOLIN240.jpg713 viewsAERIAL SHOT OF OLIN CHEMICALS IN SALTVILLE, VA. SIX MONTHS AFTER THE SHUTDOWN...JULY 1973. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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WHITEROCKSOLIN244.jpg578 viewsTHIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN IN JUNE OF 1972 FROM THE WEST END OF FLATTOP MOUNTAIN ON AN OUTCROPPING KNOWN AS THE WHITE ROCKS.
Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Konnarock - View of Whitetop from Konnarock606 viewsThis postcard dates from the 1970s and shows Whitetop Mountain living up to its name.
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Saltville - Unknown Event757 viewsDON'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON HERE. IT WAS BEING HELD IN THE R. B. WORTHY GYM SOMETIME IN THE 1960s.

SALTVILLE PROGRESS PHOTO. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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worthyhs.jpg702 viewsNOTICE THE NEW STONE FIRE HALL UNDER CONSTRUCTION BEHIND THE TOWN HALL IN THIS MAY 1967 SHOT. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net

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Saltville - Worthy Mine961 viewsWORTHY MINE / NEW QUARRY AREA / NEAR SALTVILLE, VA. / MAY 1973. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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zionmethodist.jpg1395 viewsPhoto April 27, 2006 by Roger A. Allison shakerhoo@aol.com
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