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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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Brtistol Train Station599 viewsBristol, Virginia Train Station, October 17, 2010. Courtesy of Don Smith.
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abramsfalls.jpg535 viewsThis site, near Bristol, Virginia, was taken from an old real-photo postcard.
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State Street525 viewsThis image of State Street is from a circa 1940 postcard.
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bristolbarrite.jpg510 viewsThis view is from circa 1905 and shows the Barite mill at Bristol, Virginia.
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CB&Q Engine497 viewsCB&Q ENGINE 4960 WAS PUT INTO EXCURSION WORK IN 1958, RETIRED TO CIRCUS WORLD MUSEUM IN 1966 THEN DONATED TO THE MID-CONTINENT RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM IN NORTH FREEDOM, WISCONSIN. IN 1980, 4960 WAS LEASED TO THE BRISTOL AND NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD.

BUILT IN AUGUST OF 1923 BY BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS, CB&Q ENGINE 4960 HAD BEEN SPARED THE TORCH AND WAS DOING EXCURSION WORK FOR THE BRISTOL AND NORTH WESTERN RAILROAD FROM BRISTOL TO BENHAMS, VA. IN THE SUMMER OF 1981. THE VENTURE PLAYED OUT AND IN 1985 4960 WAS MOVED TO FT. WAYNE, INDIANA.

IT WAS PURCHASED BY THE GRAND CANYON RAILWAY SHORTLY THEREAFTER. AFTER ONE OF THE MOST EXTENSIVE REBUILDING EVER DONE ON AN OLD STEAM LOCOMOTIVE, COSTING HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS, ENGINE 4960 WAS PLACED IN SERVICE BY GRAND CANYON RAILWAY AND HAS BEEN DOING EXCURSION WORK SINCE THE MID 1990'S. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Sullins College476 viewsThis is a circa 1907 postcard of the Sullins College Building.
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bristolfireco21907.jpg472 viewsThis postcard was postmarked in 1907.
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bristoldepot.jpg462 viewsFrom a circa. 1910 photograph.
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statestreet1927.jpg457 viewsThis is a 1927 night-time view of State Street in Bristol.
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bristolinst1904.jpg443 viewsThis is a 1904 view.
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colsegoodson.jpg436 viewsFounder of Goodson, later Bristol, Virginia.
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statestreet1908.jpg435 viewsThis is a 1908 postcard showing State Street in Bristol. Note the trolly tracks in the center of the street.
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