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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.

We're not finished. A site like this can't just freeze in time. It must be maintained, .... Read More

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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Linville - Rock House Camp417 viewsThis circa 1940 postcard shows another of the facilities designed to draw those Americans not affected by the Great Depression to the mountains.Jul 23, 2007
Linville - Golf At Esseola Inn190 viewsThis circa 1920 postcard shows some early tourists enjoying Golf in the mountains.Jul 23, 2007
Linville - Linville Caverns197 viewsThis is from a 1940s postcard. You may explore further at the Linville Caverns website.May 22, 2007
Banner Elk - Observation Post on Grandfather Mountain185 viewsThis postcard was mailed from Furches, NC in 1946. Courtesy of rel1@bellsouth.netJan 25, 2007
Banner Elk - Grandfather Mountain189 viewsCourtesy of rel1@bellsouth.netJan 25, 2007
Banner Elk - Grandfather Children's Home256 viewsThis is from a 1950s postcard.Jan 20, 2007
whiterhody.jpg197 viewsThis post card is from the 1960s.Jan 02, 2007
mildred.jpg186 viewsMildred was used as an advertising icon for Grandfather Mountain for many years.Dec 09, 2006
linvillefalls1910.jpg185 viewsThis is a circa 1910 postcard of Linville Falls. This website has more information about Linville Falls.Sep 25, 2006
crossnoreschool1932.jpg278 viewsThis is a 1932 postcard view of the mission school.Aug 22, 2006
leesmcrae1910.jpg208 viewsThis is from a circa 1910 postcard. Lees McRae Institute was the precursor to Lees McRae College.Aug 12, 2006
pinnacleinn~0.jpg185 viewsBanner Elk was a playground for lowlanders from a very early date. This postcard is circa 1915.Aug 12, 2006
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