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The mooning at New River

When the railroad came into Pulaski County in the 1850s a station was built on the riverside opposite the city of Radford, and around the station grew the little village…

Governor Tyler loved Newbern

I enjoy reading stories of the old timers who spent time in the village of Newbern when it was the county seat of Pulaski County. One such person who had…

Lake’s potential realized early

Pulaski County’s Claytor Lake had not been in existence very long before its potential as a recreational area was realized. Just four years after it’s dedication, area business leaders were…

Poor Little James Madison

On Saturday morning, Sept. 11, I woke early, as I always do on days when the Virginia Tech team has a game I wasn’t too excited though, because the opponent…

The good ol’ summertime

Summertime is almost gone, but not necessarily the hot days. They seem to hang on, just like they know they must soon come to an end. Many of the things…

Wabash Campgrounds

Last week I wrote about the Wabash Campgrounds in Giles County, describing “The Night the Angels Sang.” The following is the story of the Campgrounds. Early in the 1890’s there…

An angels chorus

Do you believe there are angels here on earth? Do you believe in the supernatural? Have you ever seen an angel? How about a ghost? I write today about a…

Early telephones in Pulaski

For the first 50 years of its existence the Town of Pulaski had but two methods of mass communication. These were the United States Mail and telegraph. The latter was…

Life before television

There was life before television. I know, because I was around at that time, and I remember some of the things people did to entertain themselves without a sign of…

Pulaski’s Iron Industry

Pulaski County and the Town of Pulaski got its start with three industries, mining, processing products from the mines, and railroading (moving the raw ore to the processing plants), and…