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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.

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Farris, Frank305 viewsTHE FELLOW ON THE LEFT IS FRANK FARRIS...THE CENTER MAN IS UNKNOWN AND ON THE RIGHT IS SID FARRIS. PICTURE IS FROM THE ELK GARDEN AREA OF RUSSELL COUNTY, VA.

CIRCA 1904

DON SMITH COLLECTION dsmith1043@cmcast.net
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SIDANDOATFARRIS1900001.jpg293 viewsSID FARRIS, LEFT, AND OAT FARRIS. FROM ABOUT 1900...THEY LIVED IN RUSSELL COUNTY NEAR ELWAY. ELWAY HAD A POST OFFICE AT ONE TIME BUT DISAPPEARED FROM VIRGINIA MAPS MANY YEARS AGO. ELWAY WAS IN THE ELK GARDEN AREA OF THE COUNTY.

SID FARRIS PASSED AWAY IN SALTVILLE IN 1962 AT THE AGE OF 80.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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Sheriff Fields268 views
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Farris, Lena265 viewsLENA FARRIS ON RIGHT / BERTHA ? ON LEFT AT THE ELWAY POST OFFICE.

PICTURE WAS MADE AT ELWAY, VA., IN RUSSELL COUNTY, AROUND 1931. ELWAY WAS NEAR ELK GARDEN AT THE INTERSECTION OF U. S. 19 AND VA. 80. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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Farris Girls257 viewsFROM THE FAMILY ALBUM,
ALL I KNOW IS THAT THEY ARE FARRIS WOMEN, PROBABLY SISTERS, AND IN MAY OF 1914 ONE WAS LIVING IN CASTLEWOOD AND THE OTHER IN DANTE. DON'T HAVE NAMES. Couurtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net




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Field, J. Trigg246 viewsArticle about the one tie sheriff of Russell County.
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Stuart, Henry C.230 viewsBorn in Wytheville in 1855, moved to Russell County, VA, became one of the largest stock raisers in the United States. Member of the State Constitutional Convention in 1901 and served as Governor of Virginia from 1914 unil 1918. Died in Russell County, VA in 1933.
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LENAFARRISANDFRIEND001.jpg228 viewsTHE GIRL ON THE LEFT IS MY MOTHER, LENA FARRIS. SHE WAS ABOUT 18 WHEN THIS PICTURE WAS MADE.

ELWAY WAS ON RT. 80 NOT FAR FROM ELK GARDEN. THAT CYCLE SORT OF LOOKS LIKE THE ONE BARNEY FIFE BOUGHT TO PATROL WITH IN MAYBERRY.

Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net


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bausellellwood.jpg220 viewsEditor of the Lebanon News 1934-1970.
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finneyes.jpg218 viewsEditor of the Lebanon News 1880-1886
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Arnold, Chub abd JAmie Farley209 viewsCHUB ARNOLD AND JAMIE FARLEY / LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL PRESS BOX / LEBANON, VA. / NOVEMBER 9, 2007. Courtesy of Eon Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net



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Bauselljamesw.jpg191 viewsEditor of the Lebanon News 1886-1896
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