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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.

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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.

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100_1999.jpg454 viewsPhoto by Patti Weaver, March 25, 2007
Oldtown - Oldtown School327 viewsThis building is now bing used as a church. Photo by David arnld [email][.email]
Fries - 191 Cliff Street362 views101 Cliff St. Fries, VA. Home was reputed to have been built by Western Union as telegraph office. Also reputed to have been first residence built in historic district of Fries.--Photo by David Arnold
1baptistgalax.jpg309 viewsFrom a 1920-1930s era postcard
1nationalbankgalax.jpg329 viewsThis is a circa 1930 postcard showing the First National Bank of Galax.
923.jpg599 viewsThis is a photo of the Wolf Knob School taken in January 1913.
942.jpg735 viewsThis photo was taken early in 1918. These men left after the photo was taken for Camp Lee, Virginia for basic training.
andersonharveyellis.jpg512 viewsMy father, Harvey Ellis Anderson, is second from the left in the front row. It has always been my impression that he was the teacher at this school in Majors. I am not sure of his age at the time, but wonder how he qualified as a teacher. I have no idea where he might have attended school although I believe he briefly attended college at Valpairoso College or University somewhere in the midwest as he was returning to Grayson County from Washington State. (The only information I have about his time in Washington was that he and several friends climbed Mount Baker which he reported to a newspaper in Grayson. I have a copy of his "letter to the editor." Several of his siblings are also present in the picture and their names are underlined. Claude Testerman is also shown who married Harvey's sister, Laura. Courtesy of R. David Anderson
AnotherviewGWPark_shomeplace.jpg479 viewsCourtesy of Carol Lindamood
View of the Appalachian Trail near the Grayson Smyth County Line at Route 600185 views
apptrail2.jpg460 viewsThis marker is located on Route 600, near the Grayson/Smyth County line. Photo March 2003 by Jeff Weaver
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