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Page 42 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1987

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL APRIL, 1987 SHAWNEE r .. j|fe THE COVINGTON The SHAWNEE Impro Package Includes Pre-cut Wall Logs - Pre-cut Log Gable Ends - Pre-cut Log Rafters Quarter Log Garage Gable & Dormer - Pre-cut Floor Joists Girder Beam - Snow Blocks - Log Porch Post - Sills & Plates Ten-Inch Spikes - Hard Board Splines - Gasketing Energy Efficient Insulated Glass Windows & Doors with Removable Grilles - Pre-cut Window & Door Casing 26 Foot Dormer - Wood Preservative - Caulking 8 Hours of a site Technical Assistant. Plus Many Features To Numerous To Mention NOTE: Truss For Extension & Garage By Others For More Information Contact: Hap Pendleton 703-989-5400 Send $6.00 (Check or Money Order) for the complete Shawnee Log Home Planning Portifolio. Extra Option & Custom Designing Available To Suit Your Individual Needs. 703 SHAWNEE LOG HOMES, INC. 703 989-5400 Rt . i ; Box 123, Elliston, Va. 24087 268-2243 m?e®i MOU...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 43 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1987

Surry County. It is two stories high and constructed with hand hewn timbers using mortised and tenoned joints. A massive dry laid stone tier foundation supports the building. It is believed that the mill was constructed prior to 1850 but unfortunately records are not clear regarding the actual construction date. Much of the old original equipment still remains in the mill. 40.7 (0.5) At this point we will turn right onto state road 1331. Almost immediately after turning we will turn left into the parking lot of the EdwardsFranklin House. This beautiful old home was built between 1795 and 1799 by Giddeon Edwards. Mr. Edwards was a prominent farmer and politician serving in the North Carolina General Assembly 1800-1801, the US House of Representatives 1807-1815, the Council of State 1820-1830 and was one of the two Surry County representatives to the North Carolina Constitutional Convention in 1835. The next owner of the property was Meshack Franklin who married Mildred Edwards, daugh...

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Page 44 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 April 1987

H HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE v\ounta?/i A Copyright 1986 Laurel Publications Inc. APRIL 1987 JLaurel PAGE 24 gurgling through a glade or a deer standing in a roadside meadow or an old weathered barn tucked away in a mountain hollow, our BACKROAD column allows us to share our favorite places with you each month. HOW TO FOLLOW BACKROAD TOURS. BACKROAD tours always make a complete loop back to the point where we started. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total number of miles we've traveled from our point of beginning. The numbers in parenthesis () indicate the distance from the last point of interest that we passed. 7 & BACKROADS 1 "Never take the main roads, they're the future with their stores, offices and service stations. Always travel the backroads. You can see the future tomorrow but backroads are the past and someday they may be gone. On backroads you can see old weathered barns with wagons and horse drawn hayrakes. There are meadow...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

MAY, 1987 .Jiri 1" WW'!! /4; sTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © LAUREL PUBLICATIONS INC. MAY, 1987 A • T : . MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE © LAUREL PUBLICATIONS INC. In November of 1929, about a month before her 13th birthday, Dora Lois Swank was placed in Meigs County Children's Home. Entering the Home with her were her three brothers and one sister, all younger, ranging down to age four. Their mother kept the year-old baby sister with her. Their father was in the County Tuberculosis Sanitarium. Three months later, he died of tuberculosis. In 1930, there were few career mothers. Dora's mother knew housekeeping - not a career which would help her provide for six children. The five had to remain in the Children's Home. Dora Lois Swank, now Mrs. Ellsworth P. Crispin, of Westerville, Ohio, is my mother. Growing up, I heard tales of her times in the Home. Recently, I asked her for more in-depth information. Was it really as bad as I remembered hearing? Was there any good thing about it...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

PAGE 2 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MAY, 1987 NEW PREACHER IN TOWN @ 1987 BY ERNEST MARKWOOD PRITCHARD EDITED BY EMILY P. CARY Editor's Note... This is the 14th and last installment of New Preacher in Town. We Wish to thank Emily P. Carry for sharing her father's story with us. As we pulled into the station, we saw a friendly-looking man waving at us. He turned out t6 be Mr. W.W. Landacre, the Sunday School superintendent, who had come to meet us and tell us that we would stay at his home until our goods had arrived and our home was ready. Walking through the (to us) dazzling business section of Richwood, we could hardly believe that such a town could exist so many miles beyond the tiny station stops that we had passed by on the train earlier that day. On our way up the main street, we at times could look between the houses and see lumber being hauled by hand trucks along the brilliantly lighted docks of the "Big Mill" yards, and, in turn, being loaded into cars on the nearby siding. The "cocks"...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

NEW PREACHER Continued from Page 2. in his fists. The others, carrying packages, bags, or baskets, followed closely behind in order to get the full benefit of our dumbfounded expressions. Mother always thought she had a surprised and happy "donation" smile, but to us children, she looked more as if she had lost her last friend - and would like to lose some more that she had recently met. "Donation" visitors usually didn't say anything for awhile, but simply grinned, evidently too busy secretly commending themselves for the smooth way they had "taken us in". The fact that Mother didn't speak for awhile usually made the "surprisers" feel that the suddenness of the whole affair had left her speechless, Finally Mother spoke up and said, "Well, we didn't expect anything like this," (thinking to herself, I'm not telling a falsehood, for I thought Mr. Landacre might have brought a bag of potatoes instead of a sack of flour"). Father remarked, "From the look of things, we'll be able to eat ...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

PAGE 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MAY, 1987 MOUNTAIN MOTHER EULA HELMS A mother is a special gift from God to us. Mountain mothers have handed a great heritage down to us. This is a story about a special mother in our Blue Ridge, Eula Hancock Helms, my friend and neighbor. As Eula and I sat around the kitchen table, she related some of her life and shared memories. "I was born in Patrick County near the Blue Ridge Parkway in the year 1910. My parents were Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hancock. I had three brothers and four sisters/ As for my schooling, I started when I was four years old. My Uncle Fred Clifton was my teacher at the Stamping Birch School. I also went to the Deskin School in Floyd County. This school started early in the year, so father sent us to Deskin first and later to Stamping Birches. We walked four miles to school regardless of the weather. I saw my first Christmas tree at the Deskin School. It was from floor to ceiling and a pretty sight. In those days all the presents were tied o...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

I FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA HPBKI j l Local Arts and Crafts • Mountain Culture • Rare Plants • Abundant Wildlife • Mountain Farms • Fresh Streams I I Fishing • fiiking • Camping • Craft Shops • Country Stores • Bluegrass Music • Art Gallery |r I I Friendly Country Folks • Restaurants • Lodging • Bed and Breakfast Inns • Bicycling • Christmas Shops RBHfIHIIIHHHBKBir* I J Festivals • Picnic Areas • Historic Sites • Hunting • Swimming • Bird Watching • Christmas Tree Capital of Va. Mabry MHI, Floyd County (Miiepost 176.1 B.R.P) J : HOW TO GET TO FLOYD COUNTY, VIRGINIA: K"ST"~ ]""X"(KnnGfiofrf /nn" 1 J •From NC: Take either Blue Ridge Parkway or 221 North 30 miles from Roanoke, VA Blue Ridge Parkway NC • interstate rt rJr UCvfA loLCI 11 JU J • Interstate 77. Blue Ridge Parkway traverses the entire county. I s Q . , Q .. ? • *From Blue Ridge Parkway: North on Rt. Bat Miiepost 165.2 \ o /k Miiepost 165.2 / °ea ana area ast # • •From Interstate 81: Exit 36 (Christiansburg). South on Rt. 822 m...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

PAGE 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MAY, 1987 OZARK DREAMS AND MOUNTAIN MEMORIES This is a serialized, true story of a poor Ozark family in the 1930's through the eyes of one of their children. Experience their hardship and heart warming togetherness as they struggle through and celebrate life in the Ozark Mountains One night Widow Blooms, as usual, seemed to be trying to make a sure decision about something very important. Her chubby face wore a sort of puzzled expression of doubt. My brother Jonathan and I waited with a tingling of excitement mixed with apprehension as we glanced up at her as she sat beside Papa and Mama on the spring seat. She had just asked Papa what he thought about Widow Pollard praying so loudly at the revival for fire and brimstone to end the sinful world. Papa looked at Mama with a mischievous twinkle in his eyes and said he bet if someone would pour coal oil on a pile of dry leaves outside the church window where she sat and the next time she prayed such a prayer, stic...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

OZARK DREAMS AND MOUNTAIN MEMORIES Continued from Page 6. Widow Pollard. Widow Pollard was large boned, tall, and angular. Her grayish hair was pulled back severely from her leathery, weather - browned, pinched-looking face, to form a tight knot at the nape of her neck where she held it together with at least a dozen long, sharp, wire hair pins. She never seemed to smile. I wonder if perhaps she was actually in physical pain from being pierced by all those sharp hair pins or perhaps she was in spiritual pain because she couldn't stand all the badness in the world. As she knelt to pray, her skirts billowed about; only her feet, clad in lisle stockings and heavy shoes protruding from her several black skirts. She rested her elbows on the bench and looked up towards the rafters and in a loud voice beseeched the Almighty to do something about all the bad people in her presence. She said she was ready to go to Heaven that very instant. She talked in such a voluminous voice as though to b...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

PAGE 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MAY, 1987 THE STRANGE TRUE STORY OF THE BELL WITCH OF TENNESSEE Editor's Note... The following is the fourth of a five part series of stories sent to us by the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development. If you like "haint" stories, you're going to love this one! THE BELL WITCH GETS IN BED WITH WILLIAM PORTER. Adams, Tenn. - William Porter was a bachelor who lived alone some distance from the Bell farm. He and Kate talked often and had become friendly enough so that Porter had no fear of the spirit. One cold winter night as he lay in bed, he felt the covers being pulled back and heard Kate's familiar voice saying it had come "to spend the night with him and keep him warm." Porter told the Witch that if it was going to spend the night with him it had to behave itself. He felt something sliding into bed with him and then felt the covers being pulled off him as Kate rolled up in them and left him exposed. Porter said he suddenly realized that the form in the bed...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

It is Sunday morning. The small, country church is filled to capacity with several visitors scattered among the regular members. From the pulpit a woman's voice is raised in song of praise of her Lord Jesus Christ. At a very spry 77 years young, Georgia May Murray is carrying on a tradition she began at the tender age of six when she sang hymns for a favorite uncle. Down through the years she's honored many requests from family, friends, and strangers alike with her singing. Although her voice has started to break, it still reaches to the far corners of numerous churches here in the mountains of Southwestern Virginia. Never one to be concerned with a church's denomination, she stands ready to sing whenever she is called upon to do so. Along with her singing, her outspoken religious beliefs have touched a large majority of hearts along the way. When her song comes to a close, she automatically steps down and reaches for the pastor's hand. Next comes a heartfelt testimony. "No matter ...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MAY, 1987 We seldom hear hounds chasing wolves anymore, in Oklahoma, because of the game laws and the scarcity of the Grey Timber Wolves that gave us such a chase in the early thirties. Wolves were very unpopular among the ranchers, but scientist now tell us that an occasional loss of a calf, was far out-weighed by the damages of the wolves' absence from the out-of-control current rodent population on our Oklahoma Prairies. In each county there was a wolf-man. That was one of the few men who chased and sometimes caught the large graybrown creatures. My father was the wolfman in our part of the county. We always kept about twenty-five wolf hounds penned beside our barn. The wolf hound is a specialized dog. He is only good for chasing wolves. Outside of chasing wolves, they were dumb, dumb, dumb. If they were not penned between hunts, they would go off at night, and chase wolves, foxes, or raccoons on their own. They would run themselves up to eighteen hours fu...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

OLD LOBO Continued from Page 10. He'll take them all the way to Kansas and beyond if he can. He was clever enough to fool old trailer. I bet that's Old Lobo. He's been around for about five or six years." Dad looked at each man with us and said, "Men we are going to lose some hounds tonight." A neighbor lifted Dad's old bull-horn and tried to call the hounds, but when hounds are in the heat of a race or a fight they seldom respond to Dad's call horn. We sat and listened to the beautiful chase music fade away to the Northwest to Chickasha. "Well, he's on his way", said Dad. "Perhaps Beaver County at least, before he even turns or slows", said Dad as he walks to the truck. "But how are we going to follow them?" asked one of the neighbors. "We're not going to follow them," said Dad. "Just on a long shot, we are going up to those sand-rock cliffs at the head of the Table Top Mountains just Southwest of Rush Springs in Grady County. That's where he'll stop and make his stand, if it is Ol...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL MAY, 1987 The Mail Box Dear Editor, I can't wait each month to get your Mountain Laurel Paper. It brings back so many memories of my childhood days. I really enjoy it. I sure would like to meet Hammie and Arlie Cock ram. My wife is a Cockran. The name is spelled a little different. I have been to Mabry Mill. Do they live close to there? Thank you and keep up the good work! P.E. Hill Princeton, West Virginia Dear Mr. Hill, Yes, Hammie and Arlie Cockram live near the Blue Ridge Parkway where Mabry Mill is located. You can write to them at Route 1, Meadows of Dan, VA 24120 and introduce yourself. We hope you do visit our area and pet to meet the many wonderful people who live here. Susan Thigpen, Editor Dear Mountain Laurel, If you could please have another ad in your paper from "Historic Crab Orchard Museum" to order books. I ordered several and really enjoyed them. Z. Mullins Clintwood, Virginia Dear Mr. Mullins, We do not have a current list of the books that...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

THE BLUE RIDGE DIGEST MAY, 1987 CHAUTAUQUA FESTIVAL TO BE HELD AT WYTHE VILLE, VIRGINIA Echoes from summers long past now sound again in Wytheville, Virginia. The small (7,500 population) town, nestled in the Southwest Virginia mountains has rediscovered the magic of "Chautauqua." Begun again in 1985, after a 60-year hiatus, this summer festival devoted to music, education, and the arts has galvanized the whole community and has provided summer visitors with a week of delights for all the senses. This summer, June 20 - 28, Wytheville will again surrender its downtown area to the sights and sounds of a cultural celebration that has its roots in the 1874 founding of a center for the training of Methodist Sunday School teachers. Bishop John Vincent's Chautauqua Institution, located near Buffalo, in upstate New York, soon outstripped its original mission to become the leading center for adult education in America. Chautauqua's educational and cultural influence was widespread, touching ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

BLUE RIDGE DIGEST PAGE BRD 2 (See map o Digest page A STAUNTON, VA - 15 miles west of Parkway via US 250 or 1-64. 1-81 & 1-64 jet. exits 57 & 58. Pop. 22,500. Alt. 1,480. WOODROW WILSON BIRTHPLACE - 20 N. Coalter (Near 1-81 & 1-64). Greek revival manse restored to 1856 presidential birth year. Guided tour, garden, gift shop, Wilson's Pierce - Arrow. Parking, group rates. Open daily 9-5 except Christmas, New Year's, Thankgiving & winter Sundays. 703-885-0897. [1039] ARMSTRONG RESTAURANT & MOTEL Exit 55A 1-81 at Mint Spring. Home style food & large clean rooms, color tv, pool, free local phone, family owned & operated. 703-337-2611. [4531] BRP 27 Tye River Gap. Crossover, Fairfield, VA. is 12 mi west AIL 2,969. BRP 34.4 Yankee Horse Parking Area. Logging Railroad exhibit. BRP 45.6 Humphreys Gap. US 60 crossover. Alt. 2,312 East to Amherst; west to Buena Vista & Lexington. TYRO, VA CRABTREE ...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

THE STABLES INN MOTEL - Home-like atmosphere. Hillsville exit off Parkway N. Jet 52, 4 mi. Reasonable rates, courtesy coffee, color cable tv, refrigerator, air-cond. MC/VISA. 703-728-7623. [2516] CORNER RESTAURANT - For home-style cooking at reasonable prices, dine at the Corner Restaurant, intersection Hwys. 52 - 58, Hillsville, VA. Full service restaurant-salad bar, hot vegetable bar, dessert bar. Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Closed on Sundays. 703-728-9295. [20401 TIPTON HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST - turn of the century gracious living, walk through the lovely town of Hillsville an enchanting mix of old & new. 1043 N. Main St., Hillsville, Va. 24343. 0.5 mi. N. of Hwy. 221 on Hwy. 52.703-728-2351. [1133] WOODLAWN, VA. THE HERITAGE SHOPPE - Wilton© Cake decorations & candy supplies, rare records & tapes of Blue Ridge Mountain music.Rt2,Box A-l, Woodlawn, VA 24381. Call 703-236-9249. 8RP215 VA 89 crossover. Galax is 7 mi. ...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

BLUE RIDGE DIGEST PAGE BRD4 BRP 165.2 Tuggles Gap. VA 8 crossover. 6 mi. north to Floyd; 20 mi. to Christiansburg and 1-81. 6 mi. to Woolwine; 16 mi. to Fairystone State Park - swimming, boating, picnicing, camping. Alt. 2,752. BRP 167 to 174 Rocky Knob Campground, picnic area, comfort station, hiking trails, 4,000 acres. Alt. 3,750. TUGGLES GAP, VA TUGGLES GAP MOTEL & RESTAURANT - 150 yards south of Parkway on Rt. 8. Modern private bath. ABC license, Restaurant & Exxon Service. Ice. Floyd, VA 24091. 703-745-3402. [5030] WOOLWINE, VA, 6 mi. E. of Parkway on Rt 8. CHARITY STORE - Rt 1, Box 30, Woolwine, VA 24185. 703-930-2137. Open year round, 7 days a week. Bam-6pm. Handmade crafts, printed T-shirts, hats, grocery store. [3535] MEADOWS OF DAN, VA, Ait. 2,964. BRP 176.1 Mabry Mill, Meadows of Dan, VA. Visitor center, walking trail around old-time mountain industry exhibits. Water powered mill operating. BRP 177.7 Meadows of Dan, Va US 58 crossover. Hillsville ...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 May 1987

These maps are lettered and numbered by block. The attractions and services listed in the Blue Ridge Digest are also listed in lettered-numbered sections that correspond to the map. In order to locate the services available within a specific area simply determine the block number of the area you're interested in by using the numbers on the left side of the map and the letters across the top of each map. After determining the block reference, (example: H-l 1 includes the area around Meadows of Dan, Virginia), check the Blue Ridge Digest listings beginning on page BRD2 for the services available in that area. Each of the blocks encompass an area that is approximately a 45 minute drive left to right and approximately a 30 minute drive from top to bottom across each block. For instance, Floyd, Virginia is in block H-10. If you are going to Hillsville, Virginia from Floyd, it will be about a 45 minute drive (see chart on page BRD8). You can count how many blocks away your destination is ...

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