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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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Blowing Rock - Tweetsie Railroad Trestle518 viewsFrom a 1960s postcard.Apr 16, 2008
Blowing Rock- Tweetsie281 viewsThis 1960s postcard shows the Golden Nuget Saloon at the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park.Apr 04, 2008
Blowing Rock - Rock House316 viewsThis 1912 postcard image sows the Rock House on Yonolosee Road near Blowing Rock.Apr 04, 2008
astc1936.jpg263 viewsYhis 1936 postcard shows the campus as it was then. This school is now Appalachian State University.Apr 03, 2008
Boone - Black Bear Trail217 viewsFrom a 1930s postcard. This is now US 321 from Boone to Blowing Rock.Dec 27, 2007
Boone - Watauga Handcraft Center270 viewsFrom a 1960s browntone postcard.Dec 27, 2007
Blowing Rock - Country Club216 viewsFrom a 1940s post card.Dec 27, 2007
Blwong Rock - Lake on the Cone Estate223 viewsPostmarked August `1930, this postcard shows the lake on the Moses Cone Estate near Blowing Rock.Dec 27, 2007
Blowing Rock - The Palace at Tweetsie230 viewsThis 1960s postcard shows the dance hall girls at Tweetsie's "The Palace." On a visit there in the early 1960s one of these girls planted a big old kiss on my Dad causing him no little amount of grief, although he had nothing to do with it.Dec 27, 2007
Deep Gap - The Old Homestead301 viewsFrom a 1969 postcard.Nov 10, 2007
Foscoe - Cabbage Field243 viewsIN the 1960s, Watauga County was home to a Kraut cannery, which generated several cabbage fields.Jul 24, 2007
Blowing Rock - Camp Yonolosse286 viewsThis circa 1915 real photo postcard shows a group of early tourists riding horseback at Camp Yonolosse, near Blowing Rock.Jul 23, 2007
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