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Asial Snow and Snowville

One of the pioneers who lived in the land that became Pulaski County, Va., was a man by the name of Asiel Snow. Coming from the northeastern part of America,…

A broken clock and a bent guardrail

Several years ago I wrote an article entitled, “A broken clock and a bent guardrail.” I don’t know why, but it is things like this that bother me. Maybe it’s…

The yard sale tradition

I have spent a lot of time boasting about all of the American habits, traditions, and customs that I have lived to experience. One that stands out is the great…

Saturdays were special

I think it’s good to reach back into the memory bank and pull up names and events of years gone by. So many things about the past are etched so…

Whatever you do, keep it clean

This great nation of ours is made up of all kinds of people. I won’t try to describe the theories, beliefs, or actions of any particular category that people fall…

Good Old summertime

Summer is almost gone. Many of the things we spent the winter and spring thinking we would do come summer remain undone. The long, long days are just not long…

Lifetime spent searching for God’s greatest gift

From the minute a person is born, that person is reaching out. Reaching for something that is always very easy to find, but oft-times very hard to keep. As we…

Early railroading in Pulaski

Pulaski has been an outstanding mining town, zinc, iron and steel producer, furniture and hosiery manufacturer, health resort, and other industries. First, and most important, it was a railroad town.…

History behind Page’s Camp meetings

In the mid-1700s, there lived in the horseshoe bend area of what became Pulaski County, and on the west side of New River, a Methodist layman by the name of Alexander Page.…

Newbern’s professor of religion

With the long line of travelers continually moving through the old frontier town of Newbern, the county courthouse being located there, and the stagecoach passing through regularly, one would naturally…