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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

breathtaking views. Gift Shop, Camp Store and Service Station. Open year round. Write P.O. Box 489, Bedford, VA 24523 for information or reservations. (703) 586-1081. 90.9 BEARWALLOW GAP. 4 mi. to Buchanon (VA 43). Alt. 2,258. 105 ACCOMODATIONS BULLETIN BOARD. 106 JUNCTION PARKWAY & US 460. 21 mi. northeast to Bedford, Va. & 9 miles southwest to Raonoke. 112.2 JUNCTION PARKWAY & VA 24. Nearest access to Smith Mt. Lake via Va. 24 & 122. 5 mi. south to Roanoke. 114.9 ROANOKE RIVER OVERLOOK TRAIL. 120.4 ROANOKE MOUNTAIN. 1.3 mi. to campground on spur rd. to Mill Mountain, trails. One way 3.7 mi. rd. around Roanoke Mountain (Mile 120.3). Steep grades, beautiful views from summit. 121.4 JUNCTION PARKWAY & US 220. Roanoke is 5 mi. north. South: 5 mi. to Boones Mill, 21 mi. to rocky Mount, 45 mi. to Martinsville. Smith Mountain Lake by way of US 220 to Rocky Mount and Va. Rt. 40. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILEPOSTOAT ROCKFISH GAP TO MILE...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

BLUE RIDGE DIGEST 176.1 MABRY MILL, Meadows of Dan, Va. Visitor center, walking trail around old-time mountain industry exhibits. Water powered mill operating. MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. ALT. bM 177.7 US 58 CROSSOVER. Hillsville is 22 mi. west. Stuart, Martinsville, Danville to East. POOR FARMERS MARKET - Jet. 58E. Mt. produce. Old fashion country store, loads of fresh produce, crafts, honey, molasses & much more made with the finest country quality. Mt. music. Applebutter made here during the harvest season. BLUE RIDGE MOTEL & REST. - Ajct. Parkway 75 yds. West on US 58 Milepost 177.7. Color TV, elec. heat, AC, carpet, tubs & showers. Clean and quiet. VISA-MC Open all year. (703) 952-2244. PARKWAY FASHION OUTLET - Jet. 58, 80 yds. east of Milepost 177.7. Quality clothing at discount prices. Souvenir and custom T-shirts of Mabry Mill, Parkway and other points of interest. Open daily. (703) 952-2259. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FROM MILE POST 106 AT U.S. 460 TO MI...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

HOMESTEAD COLLECTION & GIFT SHOP - \ mile north on US 52. Year-round Christmas shop, Handcrafted old fashioned dolls made on the premises. Unique handcrafted items for every occasion. Home of Pines & Needles Quilting Shop located in first post office of Carroll County, operated by Owen & Jean Owens. Traveler's Prayer chapel & farm implements. Owned & operated by Ike & Sandy Spillman. (703) 728-3301. 215 VA 89 CROSSOVER. Galax is 7 mi. north. GALAX, VA. POP. 6700. 7 mi. north of Parkway on VA 89. Home of "OLD FIDDLER'S CONVENTION". Antiques, crafts and museum. ROSE LANE MOTEL - AAA & Mobil Guide. US 58 & 221 in Galax. 55 spacious quiet paneled rooms. Air-conditioned. Phones. Cable Color TV. Reasonable Panoramic view. AE, Mastercard, VISA. Restaurant. (703) 236-5117. 216.9 N.C.-VIRGINIA STATE LINE. Alt. 2,547. 217.5 CUMBERLAND KNOB. Visitor Contact Station for information. Picnic area, comf...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE F BLUE RIDGE DIGEST MAST GENERAL STORE - Established 1883. Listed National Register of Historic P 1 aces. Authentic & nostalgic emporium located in pastoral setting 8 miles from Boone. Interesting & reasonable merchandise. Hwy 194. (704) 963-6511. BLOWING ROCK, N.C. ELEV. 4,000 MYSTERY HILL N.C - Most unusual attraction. Educational & fun for whole family. Hwy 221-321 between Boone & Blowing Rock. Mt antique museum with 10,000 antiques, Lifestyles museum, Handmade candy and woodcrafts. Open year round (704) 264-2792. TWEETSIE RAILROAD - The Carolina's most exciting family fun park. An authentic, early American full-size, coal fired steam locomotive carries you on a 3 mile rail trip over a scenic route full of adventure with an Indian raid and holdup. A complete old time western town features live entertainment at the Palace Variety Show. Ride chair lift to "Mouse Mine Ride", visit deer park petting zoo and pan for real gold. See c...

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Page 21 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

423.2 BEECH GAP. Cross-mountain road 24 mi. north to Waynesville, 17 mi. south to Rosman. WAYNESVILLE, N.C. The county seat of 546 miles of rugged mountain beauty. HALLCREST INN - 299 Halltop Rd., Waynesville, N.C. 28786. A small country inn with homelike atmosphere; family style dining around large lazy susan tables; beautiful view from front porch; all rooms have private bath. Reservations required. MAP (704) 456-6457. 443.1 BALSAM GAP. US 19 By-Pass Crossover. 11 mi. east to Waynesville. 11 mi. west to Sylva. 451.2 WATERROCK KNOB PARKING OVERLOOK. 4 state view, loop trail, comfort station interpretive shelter. 455 SOCCO GAP, US 19 CROSSOVER. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK. FROM BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILE POST 382.6 TO TR ANSMOUNTAIN HIGHWAY THROUGH THE PARK r„ ashcvicl Sv ( pis&AH 'O'lSjAi. H ypi lL _ -:? V f ■ ■S' lfl»? """*•* AOAO / cnuso o»r ) TO CANTON Kt y \«2O > HOT SWINGS | 000 " 0 - Ml Safß» - M"|» totaSS* J \ ! \ ]tn' »itw»«<r ( 'M -A ...

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Page 22 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE H BLUE RIDGE DIGEST Milepost 345. Professional Summer Stock theatre. IBJi Boone. Parkway milepost 291. ASU Dulcimer Workshop. 1H«1 Wilkesboro. Parkway milepost 260. Daniel Boone Wagon Train. Food, music, teams, wagons, parade. MSSM Blowing Rock. Parkway milepost 291. Blue Ridge Parkway Golden Anniversary Festival & Parade on July 6. KE9 American Heritage Festival. Win-ston-Salem, N.C. BPiJ Photography and Pottery Displays (Wise). Photography by Jim Gibson of the Coalfield Progress newspaper, and pottery by Elizabeth Grossman of Big Stone Gap. Harris Exhibit Room, Lonesome Pine Regional Library. (703) 3281251 or 328-6181. EEQH Staunton. Parkway milepost 0. Happy Birthday USA. Parade, games, music featuring Statler Brothers, vesper services, fireworks, more. JEM Roanoke. Down by the Riverside Festival. Picnic, bluegrass band competition, symphony concert. U Beech Mountain. Parkway milepost 312. 47th Annual Fourth of July Celebration. Ski Beech. KB! Independence Day (W...

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Page 23 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

GENEALOGY Continued from page 14. My Aunt Hannah Dillard raised a boy by the name of Nelson Puckett. He stayed in the military service many years until he retired. He married a girl from Asheville, N.C. They lived in Knobnoster, MO. (I don't know if that is spelled right or not. ) They had two girls and one boy. One girl's name is Neda. I don't know other kids names. His wife's name is Lee. Nelson died about 16 years ago and he is buried in Asheville, N.C. I would like to get in contact with his family and would appreciate any information on them. Sincerely, Ruby M. Boyd General Delivery Vesta, VA 24177 Need information regarding Dorcas Rakes daughter of Charles Rakes who married Richard R. Winfree (Winfrey) in Franklin Co. June 6, 1812. I do not know how many children this couple had, Richard died in 1842 in Franklin Subscribe Today To The Mountain Laurel A Monthly Journal Off Mountain Life 1 Year (12 Issues) Only *B.OO Send A Gift! or 2 Y ear (24 Issues) Only *14.00 TELL US THE OC...

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Page 24 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 There are three major times a year when ghost stories are recalled and retold, sending shivers down the spines of youngsters hearing them for the first time. One is Halloween, two is on a cold winter's night when the wind and snow are howling and the third is a warm summer's night camping out. Ghost stories told outside, around an open fire are the scariest of all; with the night sounds of insects, animals, owls, tree limbs brushing together punctuating every pause in the story. For all you people out there who have a camping trip coming up, here's a couple more ghost stories to add to your collection. THE DANCING SKELETON OF QUARRY HILL By: Eula C. Mantz Handy It was a quiet night, being broken only occasionally when a bird flew out of the underbrush along the path on Quarry Hill. Quiet enough for sleep, Bill thought, as he ambled home slowly along the path. Not only was he sleepy, but he was hungry too. He had missed his supper tonight. He hoped ...

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Page 25 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

GHOST STORIES Continued from page 16. the other side of the path. Bill didn't know how long he stood there in fear. When he finally came out of it, he started running down that hill as if the Devil himself were after him. He jumped over barbed wire fences, bushes or whatever else lay in his path. He would have gone through a rock wall if there had been one in his path. Food was no longer on his mind and he sure wasn't sleepy anymore as he ran down that hill as fast as his legs would carry him. He made it to his house and fell into the kitchen door face down onto the floor. He had run so fast he was out of breath. His parents, hearing the noise, came running out of the living room where they had been. Bill's mother, seeing her son on the floor, ran to him thinking he had been hurt. Turning him over she saw that his face was ghastly white, that his eyes were filled with terror and that he was gasping for breath. "What is the matter, son?" she asked, but Bill could not speak. Getting a...

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Page 26 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 GHOST STORIES Continued from page 17. down on this here barrel beside me and I'll tell you why. As you being new to these parts, you probably never heard the story about that old quarry up there on that there hill." Spitting out his tobacco, the old man started telling the tale about the old quarry. A tale that had been passed down over the years. The old man continued, "Your son's not the only youngster who has seen that skeleton. I guess about all the youngsters here in this town have seen him one time or another. All of us old folks here in this small mining town have seen pretty George before. Only when we last saw him, he was very much alive." George, it seemed, was a handsome dude, who had drifted into the small mining town looking for work one day. He was six feet tall with jet black wavy hair and piercing green eyes. He was a flashy dresser, and to make matters worse, he was also a bachelor . He also loved to dance. You could see him every ...

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Page 27 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

Continued from page 18. I found nothing. All the doors and windows were still locked from the inside. I stood for a moment near our bedroom door and seriously wondered how I had allowed my company to persuade me to come to Scotland in the first place. I had escaped the hip deep snows of Waynesboro, Virginia when I enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 and during my recruit training in South Louisiana, I found myself in a country where it snows from October through March and the constant cold is probably making me see things. In order not to disturb my wife I eased back into bed and made a mental note not to mention to her what had just happened. I wasn't absolutely sure that my imagination wasn't playing tricks on me. As I pulled the electric blanket over my head I grinned and whispered, "Goodnight Ralph." The following week I had to go to Holland and my wife was alone for three days. When I returned I knew something was wrong. My wife's voice was stilted and she was very pale. As ...

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Page 28 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 20 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 ELIZABETH'S JOURNAL 1842-1848 The following is an excerpt from a journal kept by Elizabeth Cooley Mc—clure of Carroll County, Virginia from 1842 (she was 17 then) til her death in 1848. At this point in the story, she is married and traveling to Texas with her husband on the Mississippi River. A special thanks to the Cooley family for sharing it with us. May 15, 1846. Arkansas on the right, Mississippi on the left.. Had a nasty strumpet on board., set her off this morning at the Grand Gulf. We passed some of the most splendid farms I ever saw on the river. Corn here now most ready to tassel. Sunday 17th. Very warm indeed. The old boat going rushing, sputtering, blowing, belching along.. I on deck, cook stove in the middle covered over high joist berths, thick from the top to the bottom on each side..Trunks setting along and baggage. Some 7 or 8 persons in here now., some very rough and savage men..some gentlemen-like polite men. It is called 629 mi...

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Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

OUT AND ABOUT IN THE MOUNTAINS TURTLES I miss box turtles. Last spring at our old farmhouse there were many. Or perhaps- I counted the same ones over. Branches near our house and swamps no doubt encouraged the large population. Unfortunately, there are fewer Box Turtles in the Summer than in Spring. We had two half-grown hound puppies, black and tan and brindle. The first turtle was just a shell, cleaned out so neat, I figured it had winter killed in the hard freeze we had that winter. Turtles sometimes don't hibernate down below the freeze-line when winters are especially severe. More turtles showed up, and the dogs were eating them. We teased my husband that his hounds weren't going to be coon hounds, they were going to be, in fact were, turtle hounds. All that spring I rescued turtles from the jaws of dogs. Box Turtles, I read, have very few natural enemies. Cars and forest fires being their worst enemies. These orange and brown, sometimes yellow and brown turtles can close all t...

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Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 22 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 JOHN HAYES HOLLOW "THE CHERRY TREE* I remember Mama in the early summer time when the big cherry tree up on top of the mountain was first only a blossom that we had been watching day after day. When the cherries started to form, my brother and I would get so anxious for the day when Mama would say, "Let's get ready for tomorrow. If it's not raining, we'll go pick the cherries from the big tree up by the mountain field." We would work most of the day washing jars and hunting the lids so the cherries could be canned. Then we would find our equipment to go pick the next day. It was a whole family affair and an exciting time. Early the next morning, we were all up doing our chores so we could be ready for the first call from Mama, "Let's go." Now you would have to see that big cherry tree to believe the rest of this story, but since that's impossible, let me take you back through the years to a 10 year old lad and describe that cherry tree: It was at l...

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Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

THE PATHS ACROSS THE HILLS Way back in the 1920's and '3os when the profile of the average mountaineer more closely resembled a string bean than a turnip, as it does today, people used to receive some wholesome pleasure from walking from here to there through the fields and forests. Much of that walking, in the Heart of the Blue Ridge, was done along paths that parents and grandparents had used for years on end. The pathways not only reduced the distance, but afforded the walker an opportunity to touch and smell the flowers as he listened to the bird songs. Sometimes it allowed the traveler an opportunity to concentrate and meditate and to arrive at problem solutions. That, coupled with the exercise, was sure to send him off to blissful slumber that night. A few hours travel along a mountain pathway would almost always reward one by meeting a pretty girl, a legendary hermit and hunter, or a man toting a bag across his shoulder containing corn that was measured by the pint instead of...

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Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 24 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 MA HOME BENEFICIAL LIFE INSURANCE OOMMNY ■B ELLIS E. AYERS flftfli Agent PLAN YOUR ESTATE NOW. SAVE YOUR FAMILY FROM HARDSHIP AND FINANCIAL WORRY. CALL ME TODAY. P. O. Box 815 Meadows of Dsn. VA 24120 PHONE: (703) 952-2718 WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE In the February, issue —— , v mim of The Mountain Laurel, an arti- . % v#v cle appeared that was written by -M \ ; / ? ■ O;' the late Coy 0. Yeatts, of May- P ~ \ X i \ 'vfv* berry, Virginia titled, "The jjk V***-- *( i * Half-A-Hundred Springs of May- * \ - berry". That article started V J- - another long time Maybe rry re si- /. \ dent, Dorn Spangler, to thinking, \ ~ - > \ and inspired him to produce a f - ~r- -J o ?*** series of maps of this area as pjj it was circa 1915. Together with 1 j . Tj/. T .. ~ t Y ~ his son Larry, they have re- J searched, drawn and produced -ZjjT beautiful pastel colored maps of Mayberry, including the old - * roads, stores, schools, mills and IliiilPlL ® jj' ' p...

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Page 33 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

Since Dad was gone most of the time on the mail route, we had to have a lot of hired hands to help with the work. We needed a lot of corn and hay for the four or five horses we always kept and Dad thought we should grow it on the farm rather than buy it. One of the most faithful of these hands was Big Will Cockram, a short, stout man who had some experience at most farm work. Sometimes he brought along his two sons, Henry & Caleb. In the winter time Big Will and I cut down big oak trees from our wood lot and trimmed them up ready to be dragged to the wood pile when snow was on the ground. Come summer it was corn hoeing time and pretty soon haying time. We had a mowing machine but a lot of the grain had to be cut with a scythe or mowing blade as we called it. At lunch time the blades had to be sharpened on a hand turned grind stone. So while all the other hired hands lolled around in the shade and rested, Big Will ground the blades sharp, while I was elected to turn the g...

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Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

PAGE 26 MOUNTAIN LAUREL JULY, 1985 BACKROADS- Continued from page 28. From Boone, North Carolina we traveled south on Highway 105, our point of beginning at the junction of highways 105, 221 and 181 in Linville. By all means, bring your camera, but this is one BACKROAD tour where a picnic basket won't be necessary. 00.0 At the intersection of highways 105, 221 and 181, we will turn right onto 18l toward the North Carolina communities of Montezuma and Newland. The Linville Post Office will be on our right after we make this turn 01 ■ 9 (1.9) This is Montezuma, North Carolina. 03.7 (1.8) We are now entering the city limits of Newland, North Carolina. 04. 4 (0.7) At this stop light we will turn right onto highway 194 north. 04.5 (0.1) This is the first stop light we encounter after turning onto 194 and here we will turn left onto state road 1157 which is known as the Old Toe River Road. 05.6 (1.1) Here we cross a narrow bridge. 06.4 (0.8) The Toe River is on our left here. 06.5 (0.1) A...

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Page 35 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

BACKROADS Continued from page 26. put to find overnight lodging and it soon became a custom for the Weld's to take folks in for the night. Preachers and teachers stayed free, but drummers and other travelers were charged a small fee for their room and board. Before long, Grannie Weld's hospitality and good food resulted in many of the travelers returning, often with their entire family, to spend several days or weeks relaxing in the quiet atmosphere of the Weld home. By 1900, the visitors had increased to the point that additional lodging was required, so another house was built beside the two story Weld residence. In the early 1920'5, another two story house was built and it was connected to the Weld residence by a wide front porch. Today the front yard shade trees are much bigger and George and Candice Weld are gone, but Alvin Pyatte, grandson of George and Candice Weld, and his wife Irene, are carrying on the family traditions of serving good food and making folks feel at home du...

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Page 36 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 July 1985

fie y @ 11 xllJjjm HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE VAouniaw WIW"' A Copyright 1985 Laurel Publications Inc. JULY 1985 jg^aurel Monthly Journal of Mountain Life A self-guided monthly tour of Mountain Backroads mountains never get to see the really pretty places that are hidden away on mountain back roads. As residents who love and appreciate a stream 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 spots with you. This month our BACKROAD tour will begin and end at the junction of highways 181, 105 and 221 in the beautiful mountain community of Linville, North Carolina. We will travel rugged mountain backroads which offer spectacular views and out-of-the-way points of interest we're sure you will enjoy. Our entire tour will require approximately three (3) hours and will cover a total of 29.9 miles from beginning to end. The underlined numbers at the beginning of each ...

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