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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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Richardson, John Franklin2088 viewsThis is a 1930s photo of Frank Richardson near Troutdale. He was the son of Martin Richardson and Mary Ann "Polly" Busic.
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131.jpg1104 viewsThis photo shows Polly Ann Busic Richardson (1860-1938) on the left and Mrs. Sullivan on the right. They both lived near Troutdale, Grayson County, VA.
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134felixsullivan.jpg1469 viewsThis is Felix Sullivan holding his grandnephew Danny Richardson at Troutdale ca. 1950.
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148lantaersadell.jpg1062 viewsThey were daughters of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram. Lanta lived on Helton Creek, Ersa Dell Gamble lived in Chester County, PA. This photo was taken at their father's home on Wolf Knob, Grayson County, Virginia on July 4, 1952.
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191estelsturgill.jpg1479 viewsJames Estil Sturgill shown on the front porch of his home at Wolf Knob, Grayson County, Virginia in 1952. He was the son of Joshua Sturgill and Phoebe Marilda Weaver.
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196billsturgill.jpg1820 viewsThis 1920s view is of Bill Sturgill plowing his father's farm at Wolf Knob with a team of oxen. He was the son of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram.
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197.jpg1047 viewsThese are the children of James Estil Sturgill and Ella Ingram Sturgill. This photo was taken August 1958 when visiting nephew Clarence Weaver in Statesville, NC. Left to right, Bill Sturgill, Marvin Spencer, Ersa Dell Sturgill Gamble, Cora Sturgill Frazier, Lanta Sturgill Spencer and Themla Spencer McCraw.
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209.jpg1110 viewsFront, Martin Van Buren Richardson and Polly Ann Busic Richardson. Back Franklin John Richardson, Mattie Richardson Sebastian, and Lilly Richardson Sullivan. This photo was taken in 1916 at Troutdale.
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399.jpg1094 viewsThis picture was taken on Middle Fork of Helton Creek, near Whitetop in the late summer of 1924.
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418.jpg913 viewsLeft Ersa Dell Sturgill Gamble, Clarence Edward Weaver, and Lanta Sturgill Spencer. Ersa Dell and Lanta were daughters of James Estil Sturgill, Clarence was his grandson. Photo May 1952, Wolf Knob, Grayson County, VA.
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480.jpg1443 viewsLeft to right; Pruner, Daisy, Ruth, Ray, Mattie, Arthur, Florence, Quincy. This photo was taken by Clarence E. Weaver in 1956 at a funeral for a nephew in Tazewell County, VA.
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671 viewsThis is the Russell Family Reunion at Baptist Union Church in Flat Ridge, VA
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