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Beware of Dog Days of Summer

The long hot days of summer are upon us. Southwest Virginia, along with a large part of the United States, is experiencing the years big heat wave. All during the…

Mountain Cures

In days gone by, getting medical attention was not a simple drive over the mountain to an educated doctor and a well equipped hospital or clinic. Doctors were few and…

What’s in a name?

I have found that much of a town’s history is written in the names of its streets, buildings, and sections of town; and much is written on land on which…

Spending life in line

I think sometimes that I have spent a large portion of my life waiting in line. Back there in the very early years when I started going to school, I…

Recalling childhood on the farm

As the body grows older the mind seems to spend more time wandering back in time. I believe that during my childhood I felt that life was rather dull, but…

Calfee Park’s beginnings

In the early nineteen hundreds the big industry in the Town of Pulaski was the manufacture of pigiron. In the mountains just south of town, iron ore was being removed…

Who is affluent?

Webster describes affluence as abundance of property or riches. Either fits the society we live in today. We are living in a time when most people manage one way or…

Water, water everywhere

Back in the early 1800s the area that is now the Town of Pulaski had many streams flowing through the watershed that fed Peak Creek. Early settlers had little trouble…

Old Newbern had much to offer

Between the years 1819 and 1839, the village of Newbern grew from a few scattered buildings along the Wilderness Road to dozens of buildings and several hundred people. The Nashville…

Coupons and such

“I’m saving up coupons to get one of those.” Those are some of the words of a 1930s song that points out one of the gimmicks born of The Great…