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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…

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…