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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

Continued from page 12. has grown considerably in size since 1908, it is still a family business, operated with obvious pride and joy. 01.9 On your right is the driveway to the Levering residence. Further down the road on your right will be the Levering Orchard and Warehouse. 02.0 The Orchards to your right are part of the Levering Orchard. The views are breathtaking from here. 02.7 Hiatt's Grocery is on the right. 03.1 State road 691 turns right, but we go straight on state road 679. 03«4 The Cana Fruit Growers Co-operat-ive is on your right. 06.8 Turn right onto state road 686. 07.4 Flat Rock Baptist Church is on your right. 09.7 Turn right onto US Highway 52. The Epworth United Methodist Church is on your left at this stop sign. All along this stretch of US 52 there will be many fresh produce stands, some of them have live music to entertain you on weekends. 17.4 Turn right onto the ramp to the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is Fancy Gap, Virginia. 17. & Turn right onto the...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 14 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 10 JAN., 1984 What makes an area good? Is it friendly people with warm open smiles or the history which has merged the souls of the people with the character of the land or the land itself, with its serene natural beauty? Any of these features would make a place special, but an area with all three has surely been blessed. As we follow our Backroad tour of Franklin County, Virginia this month, we will pass through such an area. Franklin County is known as "The Land Between The Lakes" because it borders Philpott Reservoir and Smith Mountain Lake. From high mountain vistas to sailing on clear mountain lakes, Franklin is truly a mountain paradise. A place where the past is a monument to its pioneer beginnings. Our tour will begin at the intersection of state road 860 and the Blue Ridge Parkway between milepost markers 159 and 160. This intersection is approximately 18 miles north on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Meadows of Dan and approxi...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD # 10 Continued from page 14. Institute, Ferrum College is carrying on a tradition it began not long after the turn of this century to collect and preserve for future generations those things which have always made life special in the Heart of the Blue Ridge. 19.3 Adams Athletic Field is on our right. 23.9 At this point, state road 640 intersects with state road 602. We will continue on 602 but if you will pause here and look to your right, you will see a beautiful old colonial brick hone on top of a hill overlooking the rich bottom land along the Pigg River. This estate is known as Bleak Hill and its construction dates to the early 1800 1 s. This property has remained in the same family since the 1700's. 24.5 Here the road forks and state road 602 turns right, across a small bridge and the left fork, which didn't have a road sign when we went by, is state road 640. We will bear left on state road 640 which is unpaved just beyond this intersection. 25.6 Here state road 751 t...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 16 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 11 FEB., 1984 "Heart of the Blue Ridge" is a term familiar to most of our readers, but for those of you reading The Mountain Laurel for the first time this month, I'd like to explain this term. The Blue Ridge Parkway and The Skyline Drive together ride the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains a combined distance of just over 574 miles. Between milepost 18l and 182 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is the exact center of this incredibily beautiful scenic highway, thus the label, "Heart of the Blue Ridge". This area of Parkway is in Virginia and has remained relatively untouched by the commercialization which has ruined so many of our beautiful mountain areas. Here, the pace of life is still a little slower than in most places and rather than resorts, we have unspoiled natural beauty. The surrounding counties offer peace and quiet, interupted only by rippling streams and abundant wildlife. Perhaps I should caution you before going any further t...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD #ll Continued from page 16. this century. At that time, the Parkway was not here and a chestnut orchard covered the hillside in front of the Trading Post. The comnunity was alive with activity as we will see on up the road a ways. 03.4 Across the field to our right is an old weathered granary. This was once the sight of Simon Scott's brickyard. Just to the right of the granary is a large apple tree. This is where Mr. Scott operated his tannery. The large white house beyond the tannery and granary was Simon Scott's home. Directly across the road, on our left, from the house was where Mr. Scott had his shop. Hurricane Hill is the large ridge on our left. 04.0 This area was once called Glade Swamp, but that has been many years ago. 04.1 The old driveway leading through the woods to our right was once a public road. It was known as the Dickerson Road and before US 58 was built, it led to Pike City. (See December Backroads tour.) It is no longer is use. 04.2 On our left is the B...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 18 BACKROADS,. COLLECTION NO., ONE BACKROAD NO. 12 MARCH, 1984 ("Our First Anniversary") Our tour this month will begin at the intersection of US Route 89 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This intersection is located between Parkway milepost 215 and 216, approximately 16 miles south on the Parkway from Fancy Gap, Virginia and 2 miles north of Cumberland Knob. Frcxn beginning to end, our tour will cover 53.6 miles and requires a minimum of two hours, but I reconmend at least half a day. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total number of miles we've traveled from the point of beginning at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US 89. 00.0 Driving south on the Blue Ridge Parkway from Fancy Gap, Virginia, we will turn right off of the Parkway onto the exit ramp leading to US Route 89. 00.1 Here we are at the Parkway exit ramp stop sign and we will turn right towards Galax, Virginia. 06.5 In the hollow on our right is Felt's Park. This is the s...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD #l2 Continued from page 18. young nation and unless we preserve these symbols of our early growth, how will our descendants gauge and understand our nation's growth? Is it not important to save those things which are unique? This building is the only one of its kind in our state. It represents the optimism and faith of a little mountain ccmnunity in its own, as well as the nation's future. One cannot look at this old courthouse and not sense the pride the builders or the county residents took in their new courthouse, just after the turn of this century. It stands today as a testament to the determination and dedication of this country to grow and prosper. It would be an irreplaceable loss to our nation, our state and Grayson County if this beautiful old building were destroyed. Standing, it indicates to the world that mountain people take pride in their past and put faith in their future; demolished, the message is not quite so clear. The day I recorded the mileage for this...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

V* * i. ' * - A H PAGE 20 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 13 APRIL, 1984 This month's BACKROAD tour is a shinning example of just how pretty the mountains can be. It offers a variety of mountain highlights including high rolling meadows, picturesque views, trout streams, beautiful wild flowers and much, much more. There are plenty of wide spots in the road, so bring along a picnic and enjoy some of the mountain's finest. The entire tour is only 22.5 miles and one hour is plenty of time to allow. I will begin heading east on US 5$ at the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. At this point my mileage reading is 00.0. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total number of miles driven from our point of beginning. Our tour will return to this point. 00.0 From the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass, we will head east on US 58 towards Stuart, Virginia. 00.2 Welcome to Meadows of Dan, Virginia. 01.2 The Meadows of Dan Post Office is on...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD NO. 14 MAY,1984 Have you ever driven through unfamiliar areas and wondered where the little side roads lead? Often they are more rural and beautiful than the main roads, yet they are often passed by because of fear of getting lost. Each month this column eliminates this concern by giving directions over mountain backroads to some of the most picturesque places throughout the "Heart of the Blue RidgeV Whether you're a resident or a long distance neighbor, we're sure you will enjoy this area's beauty. This month's tour requires less than two hours and it's only 21.4 miles from start to finsih. The tour is a loop and will end where we start at the intersection of US Highway 58 and the Blue Ridge Parkway at Meadows of Dan, Virginia. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the number of miles driven from the point of beginning. This month's tour passes through an especially beautiful section of Carroll and Patrick Counties in Virginia. Enjoy! 00.0 Star...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 22 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 15 JUNE, 1984 This month our Backroad Tour is one of the longest and most beautiful ever. It will require a minimum of three hours and will cover 59-3 miles, provided you don't take any side trips. Personally, I could spend a lifetime along this route and never tire of its breathtaking natural beauty. From spectacular views to miles of fast flowing mountain trout streams, those who follow this route will be in for an unforgetable trip. We will begin at the intersection of the Blue Ridge Parkway and US Highway 5$ in Meadows of Dan, Virginia and as usual, our tour will make a loop, bringing us back to our point of beginning at the end of the tour. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each paragraph indicate the total number of miles we've traveled from the point of beginning. There are plenty of places to enjoy a picnic along the way and for the trout fishermen and wanen, you might as well carry your fishing gear along because y...

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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD #ls Continued from page 22. right onto TIOO9 (Main Street) of Stuart Virginia. 15.& Here Main Street makes a sharp turn to the left, but we will go straight on state road T631. This is known as Dobyns Road and the Dobyns Community is certainly one of Patrick County's most beautiful areas. 16.4 State road 1001 turns right, but we will follow the curve to our left and continue on state road 631. The famous Woods Brothers of NASCAR racing fame have their garage here on the right just before we cross the bridge on 631. 17-3 On our left at this point is the South Fork of the Mayo River. This is a stocked trout stream and from here on, just settle back and witness some of the most beautiful streams and countryside you've ever seen. 21.0 The old Vipperman Mill and Store is on our left here. 22.9 There is a beautiful view of Busted Rock to our right. From the top of this range of mountains is a wide flat plateau which drops off to the west into the Dan River Gorge. From...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 24 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 16 JULY, 1984 Our BACKROAD tour this month offers a variety of sights and pleasures that would be hard to duplicate anywhere. Frcm rolling farm lands to steep rocky bluffs and from a clear mountain lake to the oldest river in America. Not to mention the focus of our tour, the tiny mountain ccxnnunity of Newbern, Virginia, where frontiersmen and settlers passed through on their way to build a nation. Come along for a journey back in time to a place where dreamers once walked through a wilderness in search of home and the legacy they left to each of us is called America. This is a BACKROAD you won't want to miss. It requires a minimum of three (3) hours (four if from Meadows of Dan) and travels a distance of 60.9 miles from the intersection of US Highway 58 and 221 in Hillsville, Virginia. This intersection is 20.7 miles west of Meadows of Dan, Virginia (milepost 177-7 on the Blue Ridge Parkway) and within the city limits of Hillsvill...

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Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD # 16 Continued from page 24. and remained in the Hance/Alexander families the late 1970'5. It was purchased by the New River Historical Society on April 16, 1980 and is now the Wilderness Road Regional Museum. The counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski as well as the city of Radford have rooms where artifacts and memorabilia of each individual area are on display. This is an exceptional effort by a lot of people, working as unsalaried volunteers, to preserve a part of our past and it provides a thoroughly enjoyable experience for visitors to this area. The town of Newbern was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and restoration of many of its buildings is now underway. Newbern is basically one road (The Wilderness Road) with buildings on either side, for a distance less than one mile long. It is the perfect place to park your car and stroll. Beautiful flowers, old homes and history make this a place worth visiting. As one walks the length of ...

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Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 26 BACRROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 17 AUGUST, 1984 In the early 1960'5, I spent a week deer hunting in Pisgah National Forest. My base camp was the tiny mountain community of Edgemont, North Carolina, which is located about 25 miles north of Morganton, North Carolina. Edgemont consisted primarily of Mr. Coffey's Store. It was an old timey general store with everything from hoop cheese to kerosene lanterns. I remember the place had the smell of a fresh oiled gun. In those days, it seemed to me as if it were straight out of the pages of "Field and Stream" magazine. The store was situated in a narrow mountain valley and was separated from a 20 foot wide trout stream by only the narrow gravel road. High ridges rose on both sides of the valley. It was a truly picturesque place. One morning I had come out of the woods about 11:00 and headed to Mr. Coffey's in my car for lunch. I passed an old fellow walking and offered him a ride. He accepted my invitation, climbed in the ...

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Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD #l7 Continued from page 26. 15.6 A beautiful picnic area is on our right and the river is on our left. 16.4 As we cross this bridge, the view of John's River is spectacularly beautiful. 17-5 Up the narrow shaded lane to our right is the picturesque Edgemont Baptist Church. 17.6 This is Edgemont, North Carolina and Mr. Coffey's General Store is on our left. We will stop here for a while before heading back the way we came. More than likely Archie Coffey will be sitting on the bench in front of his store when you arrive and a neighborly smile and a "How do you do", undoubtedly will greet you as you walk up the steps to the store. Mr. Coffey has operated this store for 48 years, 38/2 of which he was postmaster of Edgemont. The old Post Office window is still* in the rear of the store, although it is no longer a post office. The store is filled to the brim with antiques which are not for sale, but Mr. Coffee obviously enjoys explaining the uses and history of the various items....

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Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 28 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE BACKROAD NO. 18 SEPT., 1984 Dear Readers, Thank you! If it were not for you, there would be no BACKROADS tour and if there were no tours, I might have overlooked this month 1 s tour area for another 10 or 15 years. By then, the sights along the route, such as the old delapidated log farmsteads and rail fenced meadows might only be a memory. Now, the road winding through Indian Valley in Floyd County, Virginia by trout streams and mountain farms offer scenic beauty and a glimpse of a yesterday when log barns with wood shingled roofs sat just up the road from the water mill. Our tour this month is comparable only to driving through a museum. The insights into our past to be gained from this drive could fill volumes. Drive slowly, take your time and savor this part of Americana which exemplifies tranquil mountain beauty at its best. We will begin our tour with our mileage reading 00.0 and the underlined numbers at the beginning of paragraphs will i...

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Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

BACKROAD # 18 Continued from page 28. mountains. What you can expect to see and experience is a trip "to the mill" like mountain folks have made since the first small mill was built on a mountain stream to grind grain for a toll for "close by" neighbors. Today flour is bagged and sold at Vaughn's Mill under the INDIAN CHIEF brand name. It is SI.OO for 5 pounds, $1.95 for 10 pounds and $4*75 for 25 pounds. Perhaps it's just me, but the biscuits seem to taste better and strawberry preserves and butter are their 2i PLAIN FLOUR MANUFACTURED BY VAUGHN'S MILL INDIAN VALLEY, VA. 24105 NET "WT. 5 LBS, "Indian Chief" brand flour is still milled and sold at Vaughn's Mill. perfect compliment. It is as though the flavor of an era is captured in the oven and savored like a trip to Grandma's in days gone by. The day I was by the mill, Jeff Vaughn and Cephas Dalton (a 15 year employee) were operating the mill. Although I was a stranger, they quickly made me feel at home and allowed me to explore t...

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Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

PAGE 30 BACKROADS, COLLECTION NO. ONE "LOOKING BACK" t a. ' k aßp-atS'. ?»- . THE PINNACLES OF DAN AS SEEN FROM THE PIPELINE TRAIL IN THE DAN RIVER GORGE. "SSIBBBf^Ss^rSi ■." '<&&(■*: '\tt'^^Jiif- •-f^l THE FLOYD COUNTY FARM OF SHERMAN AND VELMA SUTPHIN. THE CARROLL COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN HILLSVILLE, VIRGINIA. AN OLD LOG GRANARY NEAR MEADOWS OF DAN. THE PIPELINE WHICH CARIES WATER FROM THE LOWER DAM TO THE KIBLER VALLEY HYDRO-ELECTRIC PLANT. JIIIIIHMi^^^ti COY OLIVER YEATTS - A MOUNTAIN" WRITER 1984 1899 -

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Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

M g? E THE BLUE RIDGE MUSIC 1. The 'following record albums may be ordered from BRI RECORDS, Blue Ridge Institute, Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA 24088: BRI 001 NON-BLUES SECULAR BLACK MUSIC: 20 selections emphasizing black fiddle, banjo, guitar, accordian and harmonica traditions. BRI 002 BALLADS FROM BRITISH TRADITION: Illustrating a variety of ballad presentations from unaccompanied singing to stringband arrangements. BRI 003 WESTERN PIEDMONT BLUES: With 17 examples of fine performances from black culture. BRI 004 NATIVE VIRGINIA BALLADS AND SONGS: Featuring regional compositions about local events, places and characters. BRI 005 BLUE RIDGE PIANO STYLES: Presenting a selection of rags, marches, and stringband tunes illustrating the importance of the piano in traditional country music. Each of these records are $7.9$ with SI.OO postage for a single record and free for an order of two or more. 2. Cassette tapes are available of original songs composed by Randall Hylton of Floyd County ...

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Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 January 1984

heart ° f ™ e blue ridge Vkountain A Copyright 1984 Laurel Publications Inc. jLaurel Monthly Journal of Mountain Life & "Never take the main roads, they're the future with their stores, offices, Always travel the backroads. You can see the future tomorrow, but the backroads are the past and someday they may be gone. On backroads you can see old weathered barns with wagons and horsedrawn hayrakes. There ar old chestnut rails and creeks that bubble and cascade over rocks tha pollution. There's a part of our heritage on our backroads that no pen or There are cows wading in hole" with native trout. You may have to stop occasionally to let a mother grouse across the road or a deer might stop grazing in a roadside meadow long enou The old-timer you'll pass w if you've got time, he'll stop and talk 'a spell.' You'll not get anywhere in a hurry on a backroad but only the future's in a hur of the past and what they enjoy the present and get a glimpse of times gone by." BACKROADS ...

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