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Most viewed - Smyth County, VA People
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Jeff Weaver1285 viewsTaken in the Museum of the Middle Appalchians, March 2006.
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deadbaby1.jpg1194 viewsThis morbid photo taken in the 1890s somewhere in Smyth County shows a dead baby. It was common in the days before photography was widespread to have portraits of dead children made. This is one of these photos. Courtesy of Rick Davidson.
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weaverjeff.jpg1132 viewsJeff Weaver, shown here at former home in Arlington, VA, now lives in Saltville, VA and hosts this website. The pup is Pip, a long haired mini-daschund.
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allisonjim.jpg963 viewsWorked at camp Red Rock, shown here in the 1940s chopping wood.
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MarionCabin_1901_.jpg950 viewsOn the back, in my G-Grandmother Marilla Anderson's hand: [and her spelling]

" The house where my Father was born, June 22, 1822 - Marion, Smythe County, Virginia - His sister Maggie and little girl Daisy standing in yard - Nov. [blur] 6th, 1901"

If "Maggie" is William Reese Anderson's sister Margaret, she would be about 64 years old, in this shot. She looks about right for that age, in that family line. Her brother never did turn gray.
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Courtesy of Suze moreach@netzero.net
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wrightgeorgea.jpg937 viewsThis 1926 photo shows Chilhowie's Dr. George A. Wright (left) with an unidentified man after a bear hunt.
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lester35.jpg915 viewsPhoto taken in Buckeye Hollow, Smyth County, VA.
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Stuart, Flora886 viewsFlora Stuart, widow of Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart lived in Saltville during and immedately following the American Civl War.
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Comer, Ralph; Gillenwater, Rad; and Poston, Mack872 viewsFROM LEFT...RALPH COMER / RAD GILLENWATER / MACK POSTON. WATCHING THE RAZING OF THE 1925 SALTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL SALTVILLE, VA. / JULY 1967. Courtesy of Don Smithdsmith1043@comcast.net

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MarvinRalphDaddy.jpg867 viewsFrom left to right; Marvin Johnson, Ralph Chapman, and Ira Johnson sitting in the porch swing of Marvin's home on Cedar Branch in Saltville. these men were the husbands of sisters Laura Belle, Evelyn and Edna Ruth Davidson. This was the former home of Rosser K.
Davidson. Courtesy of Lesa Long ladygwenhwyvar@hotmail.com
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Saltville - Seven Row Boys851 viewsSEVEN ROW BOYS / SALTVILLE, VA. / CIRCA 1935 / FROM LEFT...BAY ARNOLD, BILL ANDERSON AND CHUB ARNOLD. Courtesy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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Mabe, Roy and Joe Roberts840 viewsROY "HAMBONE" MABE AND JOE ROBERTS / MATHIESON SERVICE STATION / SALTVILLE. Couresy of Don Smith dsmith1043@comcast.net
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