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

PAGE 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 EDITOR'S NOTE... The following story is off the beaten path of stories seen in The Mountain Laurel. It was submitted by a writer in Guatemala. As we enjoy our beautiful green cool peaceful mountains in the Blue Ridge, we sometimes take them for granted. As you read this story about another range of mountains, take time to think about the contrast. Take time also to remember all the people who made their home in the mountains near the volcano in this story, but can no longer live in their peaceful mountain home. On Wednesday, January -21, 1987 at 3:20 p.m. the normally "tourist - traveled", and peaceful valcano of Pacaya in central Guatemala, erupted with a forceful explosion sending rocks, clouds and ash into the air as far as the capital city of Guatamala, 45 miles away. As a German citizen and a volcanologist, I was invited to join the "Guatemalan Ministry of Volcanology", and with their team, was among the first to arrive in the village of Sam...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

It was one of those rare Indian summer days in November. Trees had long since shed their leaves, but the sky was warm and blue. Robins and song sparrows were singing in the rhododendron thickets, and squirrels were scurrying about burying nuts beneath the leaves on the forest floor. George and I were grouse hunting over on Long Spur. It wasn't a good day for hunting. Climbing ridges wearing wool shirts and hunting jackets was hot work. And George said that during the light of the moon was not a good time to hunt grouse anyway. He claimed that during thew dark of the moon "pheasants" (as he called them) would lay close, and would not come up until you almost stepped on them; but on days when the moon was full they would come up wild. We had flushed only three grouse that morning, and sure enough, they had all come up wild - well out of gunshot. It wasn't a good day to hunt; but it was a good day to sit under a tree and enjoy VIRGINIA WELL DRILLING AND PUMP COMPANY 307 MEADOW ST., GAL...

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

PAGE 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 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. That was a busy and exciting time before the chivaree. Us children just couldn't believe that we were going to live in such a fine house with such a big barn and lots of buildings for almost everything you could think of. We small ones had only been there a few times but we remembered how fine the whole thing was. They had fixed up their spring with cement and pipes that ran water right through their smoke house for Mrs. Shaughnessy to do they laundry and there was a wash kettle hanging over the fireplace to heat water and boil the clothes and they said the Shaughnessy's took a bath every day almost, even when the weather was icy cold. TTien the pipes ran the water into the kitc...

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

OZARK DREAMS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12. I heard Papa tell Mama there seemed to be quite a lot of drinking and Mama sounded very uneasy. Widow Bloom nervously asked Papa if he thought there would be trouble, but he didn't answer; he just called to Ben who had joined Jeannie and April who had got in the Cooper family wagon. Ben came over. I heard Papa say something real low about maybe trouble might start and if it did for him to help see that all us other children got into the house as quickly as possible. He told him and Earl to go inside also. Just then there was an ear shattering, wild thunder of cowbells, tin cans, plow points, and banging shotgun blasts. Papa hurriedly hitched the prancing team to a tree and told all of us to follow him as he skirted the milling crowd. Just then Mr. Shaughnessy opened the door. Standing just behind him was Shane with his arm around Little Nelly. Mr. Shaughnessy walked to the edge of the porch, SUNSHINE TOURS 698 LINDEN DRIVE ♦ SUITE 113 * EDEN, NC ...

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

PAGE 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 The Mail Box Sirs, Herewith is my check for a years subscription. All because someone sent me a complimentary copy. The handwriting I can not identify, but it looks like that of any two or three female cousins who live in Virginia, and of the Wilcher Bowman clan. My thanks to whomever sent it. I was especially delighted with the article about my grandparents, Wilcher and Rhoda Bowman. I knew them well. In the photograph on page 18, February, 1987 issue, I can identify two of my daughters. From left to right, standing, number two was my aunt Dalene Jackson and number three was my mother, Clementine Vass. Incidentally, I was born in the McAlexander house, about two miles west of the Meadows of Dan post office, the house that was sold, torn down and hauled away about five years ago. My great aunt, Fannie McAlexander named me after some English writer and James Otis, and I have been stuck with it ever since 1900 A.D. I was in Meadows of Dan last Octo...

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

GENEALOGY I am seeking information on the family of Josiah and Martha Lefew. They Were in the 1850 Franklin Co., Va. Census. Then the 1860 and 1870 Census of Floyd Co., Va. When and where were they married? Who were Martha's parents? How many children did they have other thin my great-great grandmother Martha Jane Lefew? She married Newberry T. Boyd 1847 in Franklin Co., Va. They were in the Floyd Census of 1860. Newberry's parents were William and Sarah Newberry Boyd. I need help on the Newberry and Boyd lines. I appreciate any help. Thank you. Loretta A. Altizer 1010 Preston St. Radford, VA 24141 Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life IYear (12 Issues) Only *B.OO Send A Gift! TELL US THE OCCASION - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, 2 Year (24 Issues) Only *14.00 THINKING OF YOU, GET WELL SOON, ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT, OR YOUR OWN SPECIAL MESSAGE, AND WE WILL SEND AN APPROPRIATE Q Ydqi. i % Tconpc 1 Onlv *1 ft ftft ORIGINAL DESIGN CARD ANNOUNCING YOUR GIFT. 1 XBSUCS ...

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

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 With as many problems as we face today, it seems only natural that people want superhuman heroes. People are searching for heroes with the power to do something about crime, corruption and unfairness. We have a succession of Superman films. The public has been fed a steady diet of the fantasy man from the planet Krypton. Hero worship is certainly not a new facet of our culture. During the golden days of radio, Americans set by the brown box in their living rooms, and were regaled by the stirring adventures of such heroes as the Lone Ranger, Jack Armstrong, the All- American boy, and Gang Busters. History has also provided its share of real-life heroes. Legends like Daniel Boone, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bridger are prototypes of the rough-and-ready frontiersman. Johnny Appleseed, on the other hand, was a different kind of hero. Johnny never fought in battle, nor was noted for his hunting prowess. Yet he was an American hero in the true sense of the...

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

The young mountain couple slipped through the woods to meet the preacher that had been talked into performing this ceremony. The jack-in-the-pulpit were in full splendor, as they met in the cleared section of the mountain, Bev was only sixteen and Hattie was fifteen, but inside they knew this was a lasting love. This being 1922 they knew there would be hard times ahead, but both being from big families, hard times were all they had ever known. They started life together with very little, Bev of course had his gun with which to kill their food, and Hattie had the knowledge of canning and persevering food. Soon they were expecting the first of their ten children, Bev was working at the sawmill, and supplementing their food supply with the squirrels he could scare up in the mountains, that together with the food canned from Hattie's vegetable garden and the fruits from any trees they could find, even using the peelings, nothing was wasted that could be made edible. When the night came ...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 They began to come at sunrise. All day they came. The big brick house was filled. The yard was filled. A dozen women worked in the kitchen and served the food they brought. They whispered to the widow, Miss Louise, and to the pale children gathered in the living room. They talked among themselves about what he had done and what he had been. Doc was dead, and these were his people. These mountain folks, these towns people, these sturdy tobacco farmers-all were his folks, his patients, many brought into the world by him. And now, on a cold February day in 1944, he was gone. All had come to pay him tribute. Dr. Walter Herbert Cobbs, born o an aristocratic Virginia family, son of a confederate officer and United States Diplomat, graduate of the Medical College of Virginia, intern at Bellevue Hospital in New York, and resident of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, abandoned a lucrative medical practice in Shanghi, China, to return to the hills of Vir...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

CONTINUED FROM PAGE 18. absolute cleanliness. Weather and safety meant little to him. Serving his fellow man meant everything. He was absolutely fearless. Franklin County was not always law-abiding in the twenties and thirties, but malefactors soon learned to the leave the Doctor strictly alone. His courage was backed by an everpresent Smith and Wesson 38-44 and the ability to hit a coin thrown into the air. Small wonder that attempts to rob him were quickly abandoned! Coupled with his professional ability and dedicated service to his fellows was the Doctor's love for cattle and farming. In those days, our counties had no veterinarians, and he was as skilled at animal treatment as he was with human ailments. On many occasions, he combined a trip to examine a farmer's child with treatment of his mule or perhaps setting the leg of a favorite bird dog! The years changed Doc little. His hair grew thinner, and he began to stoop a little. Still, he saw all his patients, travelling far and...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 PHOTOGRAPHS OF "DOC" COBBS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, VIRGINIA f - in Left: Dr. Cobbs' first office in Rocky Mount. The building burned in 1936. The waiting room was shared with Dr. Davie E. Stone, Dentist Middle: Mrs. Louise P. Cobbs, "Mrs. Doc", driving family's 1928 Hupmobile, designed to hold the 5 boys who survived infancy. SLUSHERS CLOTHING 01/rL£T Wgg/Mj^k t is||'i_ H&£* fe I s HBv'' Cool Casual Clothes for a sizzling good look • Summer Sweaters • Skirts & Crop Pants • Cool Cotton Tops & Shorts • And Much, Much More! WATCLF3 mm ©TO NEW IFAILL AWkWAI LS .m. .-ft-, .-fti .•;•;•■ .-it. .ft. .■&■< &, &, &■, •■fi, &, &, rfh &, ■■& .-fr .-ft-. tfr< ■•& A. ■■&•. .-ft. A. .■&•■ &<r V< LARGE SELECTION OF SEPARATES V, IN SIZES UP TO 46 •#...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

BACKROADS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28. Oil (0.0) We will begin on Route 8, at the stoplight (Floyd County's only stoplight) at the intersection of Route 8 and Highway 221 adjacent to the Courthouse Square in Floyd, Virginia. We will go north on Route 8 from the stoplight. The Courthouse will be on our right and Diana and Wesley Wimmer's real estate office will be on our left as we pass beneath the stoplight. (LL (0.1) Here we will turn right off of Route 8 onto Oxford Street (State Road T-1001). Route 8 is also known as Locust Street within the town limits. After we turn there is a large parking lot on our right behind the Bank of Floyd and the Courthouse. We can park here and stroll around the small downtown area. Directly across Main Street (US 221) in front of the Courthouse are several establishments you'd probably enjoy visiting. Farmers Supply, an old fashion hardware store, is on the corner directly across Main Street from the Courthouse. Next door to them is Rutrough Sundries whi...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

PAGE 24 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 BACKROADS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23. £L4 (0.3) The Presbyterian Church of Floyd is on our left. (0.1) Here we will turn left onto Main Street (US 221 north). The Floyd Baptist Church is on our right as we are stopped at this stop sign. QJ> (0.1) The local video rental store "Something To Do" is on our right directly across the street from the local Ford dealer. On the right just beyond the video store is Bower's Drive-In where short order sandwiches and delicious ice cream cones are still served "curb service". Next on the right is the closest thing we have to a shopping center in Floyd. The three businesses located in the building are Floyd Pharmacy, Magic Mirror Beauty Salon, and Art Craft Florist. On the left is the office of The Floyd Press the county's weekly newspaper and just beyond it is the Floyd Church of God of Prophecy. OJ (0.1) On our right is the brand new Floyd Post Office. Wanda Blackwell is the Postmistress. Just beyond t...

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Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

COCKRAMS GENERAL s ™ RE m. etof* Ce« tet & W W' FLOYD FARM SERVICE W f£ Stores Located Side By Side JJ ™ FREEMAN COCKRAM, LOCUST STREET, FLOYD, VA. PROPRIETOR PHONE: 703-745-4761 parlor Complete Line of Record Albums old Fasl ! lon c^eam Old Fashioned "Watkins Products!" HOMEMADE MOUNTAIN MUSIC Mountain Mmic EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT s wICAN!| Experience The * o o* §ln the years when dirt roads and footpaths crisscrossed Floyd County, Virginia small country stores dotted these mountains. Located at most intersections, however remote, they served the "walking distance" community and jtmo usually served as post office, trade center and social hall. A part of America dies each time one of the few remaining of these old stores is abandoned. There was an atmosphere of shared opinions and old wood, dress material and \**W& 9 leather goods that simply can't be created without the effects of time and use. They were special places for friends to gather and easy place's to sh...

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Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

PAGE 26 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST, 1987 CHESTNUT RIDGE was a Mountain Music Park that was open for 11 Sunday afternoons in the late summer and fall of 1982 on property adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway near Rocky Knob. It was described as being "like a Sunday afternoon visit to Grandma's" and a "real old time 4th of July celebration" and, in the years since 1982, it has virtually become a legend. Music was made under shade trees, and not on a stage. The music wasn't performed, it was shared. Thousands of people came to listen and enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere. Added to the music was an open air farmers market where you might find anything from live chickens, honey, fresh produce or yard sale treasures. The sellers were friendly folk who took time off to talk or dance a few turns to the music. Yes, at Chestnut Ridge, as many friends as bargains were made. Many of those friendships are still going strong today. On Sunday afternoon, AUGUST 16TH, beginning at 1:00 PM, you are invite...

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Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

BACKROADS CONTINUED FROM PAGE 24. wouldn't permit us to begin construction in the foreseeable future so after much soul searching and regret we sold that property earlier this year. Meadows of Dan has been home to us for a long time but Floyd is only 15 miles away and here in the mountains that's not that far. The opportunities offered at Old Jacksonville with buildings already built seemed to answer prayers and we are glad to at last be able to offer you, our readers, an invitation to stop by when you're in the neighborhood. You are invited to consider Old Jacksonville your home away from home and there will always be porch swings and rocking chairs for you to enjoy while you're here. A weekend long grand opening is scheduled for Old Jacksonville and The Fallen Rocks General Store on the weekend of August 14 through 16. It will be a weekend of mountain music, crafts and fun. Internationally known mountain musician Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys will start things off beg...

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Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1987

lie V m HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE f\ounU2% 1 «1« I Vf - A Copyright 1986 Laurel Publications Inc. AUGUST 1987 Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life PAGE 28 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. "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 meadows fenced with old chestnut rails and creeks that bubble and cascade over rocks that have never known polution. There's a part of our heritage on our backroads that no pen or camera will eve...

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

PTEMBER, 1987 jL,i THLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN UIFE ' © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. SEPTEMBER, 1987 MONTHLY JOURNAL OF MOUNTAIN LIFE 1 © 1987 Laurel Publications Inc. January 3rd, 1912, John Scot Roach went to the School Board at Standardsville, Va. and asked if they would put a public school on Lewis Mountain. In the area before the Shenandoah National Park, a distance of 105 miles from Waynesboro to Front Royal, Va. there was a peak population of 5,000 mountain people about 1900. Schools were located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in both Rockingham County West side and Green County East side, but none on top of the mountain. The summers were heavenly in the mountains. Maybe 80°F in the days and 60°F at nights with warm, pleasant, sunny days with soft cool breezes, but the winters were extremely disagreeable. Lots of cold, damp days, lots of snow, and temperatures below O°F, and sometimes blizzards. This caused an extreme hardship on children who had to travel 4 to 7 miles...

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