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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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gfm1.jpg197 viewsYet another view of Grandfather Mountain from the Banner Elk area.
gfm4.jpg195 viewsFrom 1950s postcard.
gfm3.jpg195 viewsThis night view was made 1930-45.
Linville - Golf At Esseola Inn195 viewsThis circa 1920 postcard shows some early tourists enjoying Golf in the mountains.
Banner Elk - Grandfather Mountain194 viewsCourtesy of
sloopchapel.jpg192 viewsThis postcard is from the 1950s.
pinnacleinn.jpg191 viewsThis image is from 1941.
sphinxrock.jpg191 viewsThis is a 1950s postcard showing Sphinx Rock on Grandfather mountain.
gfm5.jpg190 viewsFrom a 1930-45 linen postcard, view at night.
pinnacleinn~0.jpg190 viewsBanner Elk was a playground for lowlanders from a very early date. This postcard is circa 1915.
linvillefalls1910.jpg190 viewsThis is a circa 1910 postcard of Linville Falls. This website has more information about Linville Falls.
mildred.jpg190 viewsMildred was used as an advertising icon for Grandfather Mountain for many years.
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