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New River Notes Photo Gallery

A Collection of historic and current photos mostly covering the upper New River area of southwestern Virginia and northwestern North Carolina.


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cascade2.jpg492 viewsThe Cascades are located off the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Wilkes County, near the Ashe County line. Photo by Jeff Weaver 1990.
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Thomas Caudill House716 viewsThe House of Thomas Caudill, still standing in 2003. Built ca. 1865. Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Thomas Caudill House668 viewsThe House of Thomas Caudill, still standing in 2003. Built ca. 1865.
Courtesy of Nanalee Wrenn
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Dick's Service Station699 viewsThis 1950s postcard show a rather typical service station for Appalachia at the time.
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Jacob Estep684 viewsWilkes County, NC.
Stone of my g-g-g-grandfather
Duncan-Estep Cemetery
Jacob Estep (11/16/1792-6/23/1869

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Giant Lumber Flume652 viewsThis is the flume of the Giant Lumber Company, which operated near North Wilkesboro in the early 20th century.
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Hackett's Mill602 viewsFrom a 1900-1910 postcard.
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"Snakebite" John Wiles691 viewsHeadstone of "Snakebite" John Wiles (1790-1815). He was buried in the Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net
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Holloway Cemetery675 viewsThe Holloway Cemetery, located deep in the woods on Wiles Ridge, near Traphill. Picture taken in 2000. Courtesy of Jason Duncan jmduncan@statesville.net.
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Hotel Wilkes517 viewsTaken from a pre-1930 postcard
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Hotel Wilkes586 viewsThis is a 1910s view of the lobby of the Hotel Wilkes.
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Bank of North Wilkesboro and Hotel Wilkes479 viewsThis circa 1935 postcard shows the bank and Hotel Wilkes.
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