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Page 29 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

THE BLUE RIDGE DIGEST Blue Ridge Parkway 50th Anniversary Celebration September 11,1985 There are thousands of photographs taken each year of Mabry Mill. The chances are, you have taken one (or more) of them yourself. Chances are, also, that you have never seen a photograph of Mabry Mill like the one printed on this months front page. It was taken when work had just started on the Blue Ridge Parkway and before any restoration work was done. Notice the plowed-looking dirt in the foreground. That's the beginning of the Parkway! The white house you see on the left of the photograph was Ed Mabry's home. Things sure have changed in 50 years. We felt you would like to see Mabry Mill as it originally stood, and this month, while the Blue Ridge Parkway is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, we thought it the perfect thime to print this particular photo in order to give our readers the proper prospective when reviewing the accomplishments of the Blue Ridge Parkway over the past 50 years. Our t...

Publication Title: Mountain Laurel
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Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 30 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

PAGE B BLUE RIDGE DIGEST FRONT ROYAL VIRGINIA THE BEGINNING OF THE SKYLINE DRIVE 0 JUNCTION US 340 & SKYLINE DRIVE. From Front Royal 35 mi. east to Middleburg. Washington D.C. is 63 miles; 18 mi. southeast to Washington, Va.; 21 mi. north to Winchester, Va. 4.6 DICKY RIDGE VISITOR CENTER. Wai r, comfort stations, picnic grounds, exhibits, slide programs, sales publications . Alt. 1,940. 2J_ HOGBACK OVERLOOK. Alt 3,385. View of 11 bends of Shenandoah River is visible on clear days. 24.1 ELKWALLOW. Picnic grounds, water, comfort station, fireplaces and picnic tables provided. EDINBURG, VIRGINIA POP. 766 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS Shenandoah Valley's first winery, free tours. Easy access off 1-81. Woodstock or Edinburg exit. (703) 984-8699. 31.5 PANORAMA JUNCTION US 211. 9 mi. west to Luray, 7 mi. east to Sperryvillc, 24 mi. to New Market; 26 mi. to Culpepper. Alt. 2,304. SPERRYVILLE, VA. "In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains". On US 211, 7 miles east of Skyline Drive. PA...

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Page 31 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

Virginia county maps are available for 26tf each and request! should be addressed to: Virginia Dept. of Highway Transportation 1221 E. Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219 North Carolina county maps are available for 250 each and re quests should be addressed to: North Carolina Dept. of Transportation P.O. Box 25201 Raleigh, NC 27611 LYNCHBURG/ VA. POP. Ibb,UUU DAYS INN - From Peaks of Otter, take Route 43 south to 460E to 3320 Candler's Mtn. Rd. Exit 128 E. 131 rooms, outdoor pool, 24 hr. Dayßreak Restaurant. Adj. River Ridge Mall, convenient to shopping outlets, Natural Bridge 32 miles; Peaks of Otter 40 miles; Wintergreen 45 miles; Appomattox 25 miles. Phone direct 804/ 847-8655 or Toll-Free (800) 325-2525. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILEPOSTOAT ROCKFISH GAP TO MILEPOSTIO6 AT U.S. 460 I' WAYNESBOROA\ >OiJ / \ , -** A ' f ,„ ; 1 ISH OAO X T iJi »« i 1 ' } wtys— \ \ BlUl KlOOl PAHKWAY I ' f**°[ \. V HUMPBACK ROCKS \c (*i) /ffS&tt FIH \ \ I »'Vt» &*' J i " I WM...

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Page 32 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

PAGE D BLUE RIDGE DIGEST DADDY RABBIT CAMPGROUND - Milepost 174, 4 miles west on 799 to 727. Tent, trailers, dump station, water & electric hook up, metered LP gas, hot showers, laundry, fishing. (703) 789-4150. HUBBARD'S STORE - Gas, Picnic Supplies, Trout Fishing. \ mi. off Parkway on S.R. 758 near Rocky Knob Cabins. Pay only for catch. Come fish all day! (703) 593-3016. MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. ALT, 2,964 176.1 MABRY MILL, Meadows of Dan, Va. Visitor center, walking trail around old-time mountain industry exhibits. Water powered mill operating. 177.7 US 58 CROSSOVER. Hillsville is 22 mi. west. Stuart, Martinsville, Danville to East. THE COUNTRY WHALE - Jet. 58/Pkwy. Quality crafts; woodwork, baskets, pottery, candles, baby gifts, toys, dolls, fine quilts. Homespun bakery; wholesome goodies & breads. Pantry; dried fruit-nuts, apple butter, honey, sorghum, ice cream. Open Daily April-Dec. VISA/MC (703) 952-2116. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FROM MILE POST 106 AT U.S. 460 T...

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Page 33 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

ORCHARD GAP, VA. ALT. 2/675 ORCHARD GAP DELI - Located between milepost 193-194 on the Pky. Delicious homemade breads, wide variety meats, local & imported wines and beers. Catering large & small. Call ahead and we'll have it ready for you. (703) 398-2005. Groceries, gas, picnic supplies, area information. 199.5 FANCY GAP, US 52 CROSSOVER. 14 mi. east to Mt. Airy, N.C.; 8 mi. west to Hillsville, VA. FANCY GAP, VA. ALT 2,920. CASCADE MOUNTAIN INN - at Cascade Mountain Ski Resort 2 mi. E. of Fancy Gap on state road 608. Open all year. Spacious rooms, use of pool, tennis courts, 24-hour security. Golf nearby. Restaurant, 2 apartments. (703) 728-2300. LAKE VIEW MOTEL & RESTAURANT - Jet. 52 & Parkway. 22 units back from highway overlooking Blue Ridge Parkway. Nice restaurant with best meals from snacks to country ham. MC-VISA honored. Reservations (703) 728-7841. MOUNTAIN FORGE & GIFT SHOP - \ mile N. on US 52. See the Blacksmit...

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Page 34 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

PAGE F BLUE RIDGE DIGEST ALLEGHANY INN AND RESTAURANT - New - TV in rooms - HBO & ESPN. King size waterbed rooms avail. Restaurant has excellent food! Only 8 miles from Pkway and 6 miles from New River (fish & canoe). Craft shops close by. Exit Mile Post 229.5, North on US 21. 531 N. Main St., PO Box 995, Sparta, NC 28675. Phone 919-372-2501. SPARTA RESTAURANT - 7 mi. from Pkwy on 21 (Main St.) Sparta. Good food, great atmosphere, daily specials of homecooked food, Fri. night seafood. Open 6-9 Mon-Sat. ROARING GAP/ N.C. US Highway 21. THE BRASS REGISTER - Roaring Gap. Open daily 10-5, May thru Nov. Local Crafts, Quilts, Antiques, X-mas Shop, Pottery, Baskets, Baked Goods, Wooden Toys. Exit Mile Post 230, 4 miles South on Rt. 21. 919-363-2441. HIGH MEADOWS INN - (37 units) Our rest, has a variety of delicious food, fantastic Sun. buffet yr. round, private room avail. for banquets-parties-conventions, live entertainment Sat. nite. Swimming-skiing-golf in season...

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Page 35 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

Ride", visit deer park petting zoo and pan for real gold. See country fair with arcade and rides and the craft junction. 9AM-6PM May-Labor Day. Limited schedule weekdays and full weekend, Labor Day thru October. Hwy 321-221 between Boone and Blowing Rock, N.C. 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. THE BLOWING ROCK - Breathtaking view 4090 ft. above John's River Gorge. Prevailing winds return light objects thrown over the void. Snack Bar-Gift Shop. Oldest scenic attraction in Western N.C. Hwy 321 S, Blowing Rock, N.C. BOX WOOD MOTEL - N. Main St. P.O. Box 1509. On 321 Bus. Spacious rooms, apts., cottages, color TV, electric heat & air. Open all year. (704) 295-9984. GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK. FROM BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY MILE POST 382.6 TO T...

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Page 36 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 5 September 1985

PAGE H BLUE RIDGE DIGEST IBM Hilisville. Gun show & flea market. Begins with breakfast at 6 a.m. Antiques, coins, knives, guns. 703/ 728-2035. Cherokee. Ceremonial grounds, gospel singing. Parkway Milepost 469. Greenwood. 17th Annual Greenwood Arts & Crafts Fair. 135 artists, craftspeople from Hawaii to Florida. Bluegrass music by Cloud Valley, square dancing, homemade food, free parking. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. $2.75 adults; $1 children 12 and under. Greenwood Community Center. 804/823-4123. IXEfI Ashland. Virginia State Balloon Championship. Hanover County Municipal Airport. Contact Barnstormers Airshow at 804/798-8830. BjBOH Fincastle. Historic Fincastle Festival. Arts, crafts, antique cars, hot-air balloons, food, apple cider, books, children's fair, more. Parkway Milepost 105. I2SHH Asheville. Smokey Mountain Fall Fling. Lake Julian. Parkway Milepost 382. Asheville. French Broad River Week. Parkway Milepost 382. EIH Edinburg. 6th Annual Shenandoah Vineyard...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

October 1985 Monthly Journal of Mountain Life The Mystery of The Old Mill By: Eula C. Mantz Handy © COPYRIGHT 1985 The Autumn chill was in the air, but it didn't seem to phase the two brothers, Russ and Joe Keiver, who were sitting on the river bank fishing, just below the old Musser Mill. It was a place to relax after a week of hard work. The two brothers had discovered the fishing hole while working on a factory that was being built across the railroad tracks in front of the old mill. As they were new to the area, they had not heard about the occupants of the old Musser Mill. As a matter of fact, they had never heard of Deck Musser, who was once the owner of the old mill before his death. For if they had they sure wouldn't have been on that river bank fishing, especially during the harvest moon. But it wouldn't be long before they would know what everyone else already knew. The harvest moon had long risen and was shining brightly on the two men below. It was so bright, they decide...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

OCTOBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 2 © COPYRIGHT 1985 And then came autumn, with the trees all decked out in their new holiday attire. The tang of frost and the aroma of ripening apples filled the air. Then comes the old time "molassy making time." Almost every family had a patch of cane, which had been stripped of its fodder, heads topped off, stalks cut to the ground, and laid out in neat piles to be hauled to the cane mill. The hauling was done mostly on a sled drawn by a yoke of oxen, or sometimes the neighbor's horse and wagon was borrowed for the occasion. The cane mill was usually owned by one man in the vicinity, the use of which was paid for by a "toll" of one out of eight, or one out of ten measures of the molasses produced by each user. The mill was two steel rollers mounted on two large logs, so heavy that it took several men to lift it. Once it was set down, there it stayed until the whole neighborhood was through "makin 1 lasses." This "contrapshion" had a tongue like ...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

MOLASSES MAKING TIME Continued from page 2. side the crowd, were playing singing games. Usually they started with "Charlie", a favorite of all. The boys chose partners, two lines were formed with boys on one side and girls on the other, facing partners. When the young people began to sing, the couple at the head of the lines joined hands. They promenaded up and down between the lines, two or three times, keeping step to the rhythm of the singing. The couple separated. The girl went to swing the boy now at the head of the line, while the boy swings the girl at the foot, they met back at the center, swing each other a couple of times, then went on to the next in line until everyone had been swung. They join hands and all couples promenade in a ring until the second couple got back to the head. Couples separate, form lines and start all over again. The words as I remember them are: Come all you nice boys and girls Out in the morning early Hand in hand and side by side True I love you d...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

OCTOBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 4 MYSTERY OF THE OLD MILL Continued from page 1. boys in the neighborhood. He was like a Jessie James to all of us. We worshipped the ground he walked on. He carried a pearl handled six shooter hung low on his hip, Jessie James style. He was also like an old Indian Chief for he stood tall and straight like one. I believe he had Indian blood in him, as he acted like one and did things Indians did when white men crossed their paths. Only it wasn't a white man who crossed Deck Musser's path. It was a black boy." The elderly man seemed to know the facts first hand. Pausing just long enough to catch his breath and sip a little of the beer the men had bought for him. He continued with his tale about the old mill and what happened there in the early twenties during the harvest moon. "When Deck Musser, was but a very young lad, despite the objections of his father, Big George Musser, he would gamble until dawn in his father's mill by lamplight. He would ga...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

OCTOBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 6 Beware of "The Boss" COPYRIGHT 1985 by Mel Tharp In rural cultures, nicknames are usually acquired at an early age and will frequently stick with a person for a lifetime. Sometimes the nickname implies a satirical caricature such as in the case of an elongated person being called "Shorty." My Uncle Floyd Bennett went through most of his life being called "Boss" from an incident that he brought upon himself as a young man. At an early age Uncle Floyd indicated that he had little affinity for earning his bread by the sweat of his brow. It should not be said that Boss did not show initiative. He worked hard to educate himself and read every piece of printed matter he could find. He read everything available to him, and was constantly bringing in bundles of old discarded newspapers people would give him. It was just that he had total disdain for the idea that hard work is good for you and that everyone should be eager to put his shoulder to the wheel...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

Beware of "The Boss" Continued from page 6. The next morning, Boss walked up and down the right of way carrying his sheaf of papers under his arm, inspecting and criticizing the work. Up to now, he had been careful to avoid any of the real people in authority. But like the celebrity who reads his own press clippings, he was starting to believe in his own power. He was getting careless. He complimented some mule skinners on their proficiency in handling their animals and even promised them a raise in pay. It didn't take long for this rumor to work its way down the line. The superintendent soon got wind that there was a Communist stirring up trouble. On the third morning, the foremen were keeping an eye out for this trouble-making "Bolshevik." It didn't take long to find him. The superintendent, a beefy, redfaced man, found Boss lecturing to a group of resting men. Boss had called a rest break and was standing on an overturned mulepowered scoop, giving a dissertation on how the new ro...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

OCTOBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 8 JOHN HAYES HOLLOW Yesterday morning I was standing at the bar in my spacious, bright sunny kitchen chopping cabbage to make Krout. My mind went back to Mama's kitchen in the John Hayes Hollow, and what it was like making sourkrout there and then. Here I have a large kitchen with every modern convenience except a garbage disposal and a food processor. What my mama wouldn't have given for just running water. Canning was a chore back then, there were no pressure canners, and to get the jars air tight was really hard with the one piece lids and rubber rings, I have seen mama work with one boiling hot jar ten minutes trying to get it to seal. Mama's kitchen was a little log room with one small window and two doors, with a large fireplace and a small iron wood cookstove. There were no cabinets, just one small ,wooden cupboard in the corner and a cornmeal and flour chest behind the front door. A long thin table with a homemade bench alongside was in the...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

Down the country in a covered wagon By Lois S. Poff Had I known the dangers along the way, I might not have begged to go with my father, P.E. Sweeney, when he was hauling pigs from Floyd to Martinsville Virginia in 1921 when I was seven years old. When we started down Shooting Creek he stopped the wagon and told me to get out and walk behind the wagon for the horses might run away going down the mountains. Back there alone in the big forest I thought of bears and panthers. Then when I saw the hind wheels just sliding along and heard my father hollering, "Whoa, whoa," to the horses, I was glad I wasn't in there. It looked like the wagon might run over the horses and they were having a time holding it back. Later on that day we saw a man out in his yard and my father stopped, handed me the lines and said he wanted to talk to that man. After he got out, the horses just started on with the wagon. I didn't try to stop them for I knew I couldn't. I didn't scream or holler for I was afraid...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

OCTOBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 10 Red Hot Religion COPYRIGHT 1985 Folks up the holler here are still talkin' about the night Shoutin' Ed Willis and the three lady Holy Rollers came to town and like to set the church house on fire. I recollect it real well 'cause Lizzie, Grace, and I were at the meetin'. Oh, it warn't a real church house, 'cause the Holy Rollers were travelin' preachers. Usually, they'd hold their revivals outadoors, but it bein' January, they decided to use the empty room over Cranshaw's Dry Goods Emporium. There was a coal burnin' stove up there and benches brought over from the school house. Even a pulpit from somewheres. We got there early so's to git a good seat in the back. Lizzie was watchin' all the young fellers come in, while Grace and I practiced prayin' in case the preacher called on us. I had this idea that the preacher would call on me and say, "Sister Maude, would you lead us in prayer?" Then in an inspired sorta way I'd give thanks for awhile, the...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

RED HOT RELIGION Continued from page 10. Then Shoutin' Ed looked at us real hard this time and shouted: "Praise the Lord!" The crowd, gettin' real het up now, shouted back, "Praise the Lord! " Elvira Atterby jumped up and shouted, "Amen, Brother!" Elvira, bein 1 one of the few local Holy Rollers in the congregation, wanted to make sure the Baptists, Methodists, and Campbellites knew what real religion was—not to mention the backsliders. So everytime the preacher shouted something she liked, which was purty often, she shouted back, "Amen, Brother!" Then the three lady Holy Rollers, not to be outdone by Elvira, would shake their tambourines real hard. The meetin' was jest gettin' started, two songs and three prayers, when ol' Tate Wheeler began rollin' his eyes back in their sockets and lookin* plumb crazy. Lizzie smirked and poked Grace. That was the signal ol 1 Tate always gave as he started his revivin'. An old moonshinin' backslider, Tate was always the first to repent. He had bee...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 October 1985

OCTOBER, 1985 MOUNTAIN LAUREL PAGE 12 The Mail Box Dear Mountain Laurel: This paper is the next best thing to living in the Blue Ridge mountains. Keep it coming. T. Landrum Kokomo, Indiana Dear Sirs: Please send me two copies of the "Backroad Tours". I am sending a check for $5-50. I saw your paper, The Mountain Laurel, this month for the first time and enjoyed it very much. I had also read "The Man Who Moved a Mountain" so that made the tour more interesting. It is a great book and I recommend it to everyone young and old. Sincerely, M. Long Lenoir, NC Dear Publishers, Enclosed is our subscription for your fantastic paper. We visit your area during our vacation and enjoy reading so much about it/ Keep up the great work. You really have an enjoyable newspaper. Mr. & Mrs. R. Rearick Rural Valley, PA Dear Sir: Your paper is such a joy to read. We are looking forward to having it come every month. We are new to N.C. and love to read of past & future events. Dear...

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