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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

AUGUST, 1983 (See Page 4) *l/le v\ounu?n Monthly Journal Of Mountain Life TRADITIONS, HISTORY and TALES OF THE BLUE RIDGE THE BLUE RIDGE ' ■ -■ I**, >'• < v .* . i .. '■- %• • • is ■ J os-'* :■&&&* . %s>x' sSP • . . x-% •*..<*■ Vf-vV:. ...•:o. £. .■~*&k<»W-:<~ >** i»w rJs?k fffL' % Jfl||^ - s■> 'f< v, ■»-', $- <x - J§£ ife ' S^^^^^j^B^SMi^Bmiii«giE^^^^^^-^ -' <<:/ : '. * •••'' •%• <£<###& •;' '■--/ >^^Ksx%-U* ■.;.T7* -> MEp^^ - &g ' sj s * $; ;*; ; |0 e f* | ,v *» A'JL ,?%&*>'•< A || : si 2 • »'•'?•,: sx ; & ?MZ/ 'fßßßp^ff j yl■k%^^niMß i "., : \m.n .yV: •■"■.<,*;.-'■•■ ;■"- ' * imfe:. PyV -e > 1920 photograph by Van Marsh of a home place on Tuggle's Creek. See MOUNTAIN ME...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Tucker's Special Independence Day By: John Hassel Yeatts They had saddled the horses, Old Maud and Pumpkin by the failing light of a second quarter moon and a smokey old kerosene lantern. Even in the early summer hours of July 2, 1920, the Mountain air was cold, almost winter cold. Cold enough in fact that when added to ten-year-old Tucker's excitement it made his teeth chatter so much that he finally gave up trying to talk to his Uncle Carmack arid Carmack was thinking something like, "Thank the Lord for small favors." He was a tall exceptionally broad shouldered man of fifty-two who had, all his life been notably stingy with words. But since his boy Asa had gone away some say after their fist fight... and joined the American Expeditionary Forces to France, Carmack had grown more and more silent. His grandmaw had accused him once of being "mighty slow to marry, and becoming regarded by his kin and cousins as a hard-Kirinking womanizer." Carmack pondered the accusation for a few wee...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

and other instruments, and remembered an old Edison cylinder record his grandpa had played for him once. As the band drew closer to the station, the boy began to stomp his feet in time with the music, sorta marching in place. His uncle noticed and said, "Tucker you're going to march right off this platform and break your fool neck," but the boy didn 1 1 mind because he could tell that his uncle was becoming excited as well. About that time they heard a loud steam whistle blow down the tracks and Tucker would have run if his uncle hadn 1 1 caught him by the arm. They saw the white steam escaping and Tucker froze in silence. More people than the boy had ever imagined lived in a town began to gather. He could now see the band beside the station and it was playing so loudly he could hardly hear the locomotive which passed so close that the boy could see right into the engineer's eyes. The engineer waved to him, he thought, and he waved back in his amazement that one single man could dri...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 4 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 DEAR READERS The Mountain Laurel is blooming along with its namesake. Everywhere you go up here, the hillsides are bursting Into bloom. It's my favorite time of the year. (I say that about all the seasons. I love all seasons, even winter with its snowy, white blanket. But springtime is special.) It's a time of living, of begining and of nature' s celebration at the emergence of new life. Mounain flowers are the most beautiful flowers on earth. Late in the evening, just before dark, I like to ride the little, unpaved backroads in this area, traveling at no more that 10 or 15 miles an hour. I often stop to listen to the streams I pass. I see sill there is to see wildf lowers, birds, dark green pastures with rail fences, deer, rabbits, groundhogs all contributing to the beauty of this masterpiece of a place. Lately, we've been working so hard at making a success of "The Mountain Laurel" that we haven't had time to take many late afternoon drives. In p...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

FERRUM COLLEGE FERRUM, VA. - Ferrum College Summer Theatre opens July 7 with four historical dramas on the theme "Culture and the Uncorrmon Man." The 1983 season, which will run through Aug. 5» is under the direction of H. Wayne Bowman, assistant professor of speech and drama at the college. He also is the playwright for two of the productions, "General Lee's Bad Old Man" and "The Enchanted Deer." Jubal Early, a Franklin County lawyer and one of Lee's generals, is the central character in "General Lee's Bad Old Man". The play is a collection of stories and research spanning a 50 year period at the time of the Civil War. Witchcraft legends from Patrick, Franklin and Henry Counties are the basis for the play, "The Enchanted Deer'.' It is also a love story and a story of vengeance and superstition. The other two plays in the series, "Too Free For Me" and "Victoria, I Account Thy Love" were written by R. Rex Stephenson, assistant professor of drama Blue Ridge Bargains! Only *14,800 For:...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 6 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 VISIT P. O. Bo* y Floyd. Va. 24091 (703) 745-4527 V--- — Cistoß Mp for yoer flue stoiies and prscioas metals. P*rtonoiiz*d, ons-of-a-kind j«w*lry. Wax**, fabrication, design and illustration with 20 yoars •xporisnc*. Custom Mad* Wadding Rings 10:00 to 5:00 daily. Saturday* by appointment only. (Loeotod Upstair* Above Super Dollar Store) ~"^i^ iAff ?***' Powerful weapon to win the war on insects! Insectaway is a high-quality white, tintable latex paint containing an effective insecticide that kills flies, spiders, ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes, and many other flying and crawling insects Through an exclusive process (patent pending), the insecticide crystalizes as the 1 paint dries, and a thin film of millions of microscopic polymerlocked crystals' bond to the surface. When an insect touches the surface, sticky secretions from its legs dissolve some crystals and the insect absorbs a microscopic, but lethal, dose of insecticide And it keeps on killing...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

FLOYD, VIRGINIA ChrMiambwi £ 11 Soo Numbers On Ms For Their Location* * On Map. IS 15 M « | 7 • Ml _ ~ , ' 2 1 MM RMg* Parkway I N m s Waahriaa 8 LOW COST Small Farms & Vacation Houses From 18,500 To 100,000 Well built old farm houses, many with barns and outbuildings. Cool, beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain area. Georgeous views. Low taxes! For a catalogue of over 40 summer-season or year round properties write: PETER BARTEL CAL L: Wimmer Real Estate 703-745-2073 P.O. Box 153 (Weekdays) Floyd, Va. 24091 703-651 -8699 (Sun. & Evenings) 3 S. LOCUST STREET • FLOYD, VA. 24091 • (703) 745-4366 11 Cloth Shop Addicts Dream! An old schoolhouse with room after room piled high with FANTASTIC BARGAINS! Hotter than an outlot store. They buy in large quantities and pass the savings on to you. Only one example-UNBLEACHEO MUSLIN First Quality (Limited Quantity-Second Quality 50" Yd) One entire room with over 100 handmade quilts to choose from plus foam rubber, upholstry and dr...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 8 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 MA YBERRY WOOD The tree was probably no bigger than a sapling when Thomas Jefferson lived. It grew straight and tall in a mountain hollow while the nation around it battled over the right of men to own other men. It endured severe mountain winters and burst forth in bloom each spring, dropping the petals of its pastel blosoms to the peaceful forest floor. The environment in which it grew was blessed with a serenity only interrupted by the changing of nature's seasons. Then came the sawyer with an order to fill. The tree was felled and cut into wide, thick boards. The time was the early 1890's. The place was Mayberry. Mayberry was a thriving little comnunity located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The old store needed replacing and the tree was called upon to do its part. Soon the new structure rose into a two story center of mountain commerce. The first floor housed a general store and post office and the upstairs served a multitude of pu...

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Page 9 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

J ■ .■ .... ..*,.•*:•>?• 111 : m - iiiiii Miss Addie Wood standing beside the Mayberry Trading Post top, boards that were put there in 1892. We couldn't walk back and see the hole in the ceiling that eight reels of square dancers put there one night or we wouldn't know about Bill and Charlie Monroe. We wouldn't have the opportunity to see the old Post Office bins where the mail for Maybe rry used to be sorted. It's not a fancy store and it's not pretentious and sadly enough, it's showing it's age rather poorly. One thing is for sure, Miss Addie Wood is doing her part to not only preserve a tradition but to share the tradition of the mountains with the people who come through her Trading Post door. She's an easy talker and folks from California to Maine, Canada to England, have stopped and browsed and chatted with Miss Addie. Those who have, got a chance to see a little bit of the mountains unspoiled, and to experience a part of the past. Miss Addie is saving, preserving a...

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Page 10 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 10 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 THURLOWE SCUDDER CRAFTSMAN BY IQN RATNER Inn JHHiBHKBHK \ *^ y< .^..," Driving towards Pilot Mountain from Alum Ridge, I cross old bridges that yawl back replies to my joy in finding myself traveling not far from home... heading the old truck in the direction of a visit to the Scudder family farm. Along the driveway, I cross their sturdy, handmade bridge and round the pastures' split rail fences til I come upon the two story log hone that houses the Scudders while providing them their workshop space. I've come today to talk with Thurlowe Scudder, a robust six-footer with a thick, close cropped bread brindled with flashes of gray and a smile as wide as the everlovin' blue sky. Thurlowe Scudder is a vibrant man whose secure and booming laughter interspersed a wide rknge of subjects influencing and influenced by his own life. He is a man of many talents, skills and experiences; who is stalwartly, and from my vantage, successfully combining...

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Page 11 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

The Mail Box Dear Ms. Thigpen: Thanks for the copy of the May issue of the Mountain Laurel. The articles were most enjoyable and to us of WPAQ the one on Mountain Music particularily was super! As the enclosed card might suggest, this is right down our alley. Enclosed is a check for a one year subscription. We plan to run an ad in the Mountain Laurel and will be submitting it later. Keep up the good work! Sincerely, RADIO STATION WPAQ R.D. Epperson Owner (Editor's note...WPAQ is a radio station in Mount Airy, N.C. The card mentioned says, "Your Blue Grass and Old Time String Music Station I '. They also play country and western clasics and Gospel Blue Grass. The music is live from their station on Saturdays. If you are in the broadcasting area, they are an AM station located at 740 on your radio dial.) Dear Mountain Laurel Friends, Our first copy of your delightful paper arrived Monday and we could hardly get through it for thinking of all of our friends who would enjoy it as much a...

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Page 12 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 12 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 WETHERBEE Re.* DO YOU r w.< ; f : * ] : \|f ***' * «<8» 15 acres, excellent view, great location, beautiful 2 story house with 3 bedrooms, 2% baths, living room with fireplace, kitchen, breakfast roam, family room with wood stove, house has cedar siding and is in imaculate condition, professionally landscaped, has spring, creek and pondsite. Buffalo Ridge Area. No. 384 SMALL TRACT WITH GRACEFUL VIEW 8.89 Acres— Have you ever dreamed of owning land with a graceful view of the Blue Ridge Mountains? Do you like the beauty of the woods? This tract of land is tucked away in the foothills for privacy on a gravel road. One to two acres of land are open and ready for a wonderful homes ite. The average elevation is 1250 feet. The nearest country store is 2% miles away and the Town of Ferrun, in Franklin County is only miles away. Ferrun is the home of Ferrum College. One side of the property borders a lovely creek and trout streams ar...

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Page 13 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

ay For Our FREE Real Estate Catalog Hy and Insurance Agency f WANT OW Taxes, LOW Crime Rate, Beautiful And Affordable Real Estate Prices? Be Yours In The e Blue Ridge No. 207 SECLUDED HIDEAWAY 35 Acres-Hiis is an excellent vacation & camping retreat or investment property. It is all wooded with mixed hardwoods and poplar. It has a 576 sq. ft. 2 bedroom Quonset hut with porch and double carport, partly furnished and including freestanding fireplace. Access is by Jeep trail about 2000 ft. from a state maintained gravel road. The property borders a spring branch and spring and adjoins a government reservoir. This tract is the only land access to about 175 acres of government reservation with about 2 miles of shore line at Philpott Lake in Patrick County. Owner financing available to qualified buyer. Realestate taxes are about SIOO. per year. A ONE -OF-A-KIND PROPERTY! PRICE: $33,500 No. 375 PERFECT SMALL FARM 23.58 Acres—This picturesque setting boasts an almost conpletely ...

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Page 14 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 14 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 Furnace Stack Uns month we conclude the story of the Furnace Stack in Floyd County. Last month we brought the story up to the twentieth century. America was entering an "industrial age" and the management the iron mines kept pace by orde? o_ng a marvel or engineering called a steam tractor all the way from New York. Horse and wagon and oxen were such a slow way to travel and this steam tractor was "guaranteed" to do 5 "to 6 miles an hour. When the steam tractor arrived, it wouldn't pull that fast, so the factory representative from the steam tractor company was sent to the mine. He opened the governors wide open, in order to reach the maximum speed. It seems the tractor would do 5 to 6 miles an hour but they hadn't taken into consideration the steep terrain of this area. Once the governors were opened up, the gentleman who drove the tractor climbed on to give it a test run. In those days, there was no steering wheel as we know it. There were two w...

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Page 15 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Genealogy Seeking Information on Jesse R. Edwards, born 1790, son of David and Lucy (Weathers) Edwards, who married (Kiziah?) Elizabeth Cunningham, 17 November I&L7, Wilkes Co., N.C., daughter of John 1747 and #2 wife, Kiaiah (Chandler?) v Wilkes Co. N.C. Will be happy to share information . Mrs. A.E. Van Os P.O. Box 416 Yalaha, Florida 32797 I am compiling Boyd Family of Patrick County information and would like to correspond with others seeking to exchange information. Mrs. Ella H. Boyd Route 2, Box 259 Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120 Request any information on Abraham Hawks who settled near Elk's Spur of Carroll Co., Va. in the latter half of the 1700s. His 2nd wife was Elizabeth Payne. Where was he from? Who were his parents and his first wife.? Also wanted, information on Timothy Spencer and wife, Mary, Where were they from, who was Mary and who were their parents? Was William, James and Samuel their sons? William was an ancestor of mine. Any help appreciated and postage ...

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Page 16 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 16 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 YA YARROW Yarrow is one of the most corrmon and taken Tor granted weeds in this area. It' s everywhere! Pastures are covered with it. Roadsides have their share as well. Yarrow grows to be about three feet tall, in average to dry soil, usually in full sunlit places. It has flat topped heads of tiny white flower clusters and finely divided leaves, slightly "fuzzy" instead of slick. The foliage is almost "lacy" like that of a carrot top. To appreciate Yarrow, you have to know it's heritage. Yarrow is one of the oldest herbs known. It's scientific name, Achilla Millefolium, came from an ancient Greek doctor called Achillos, who is said to have cured a seriously wounded warrior called Telph with it. Its stems and leaves have been used to stop bleeding by pressing them on the wound. Another source states it was used by Achilles to stop bleeding of his wounded men in the Trojan Wars. It is now known that pressure applied to a wound will stop bleeding. I...

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Page 17 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

BACKROADS- A DAY IN THE HEART OF THE BLUE RIDGE 23.5 There is an old steam sawmill on your left. It sits in the edge of a pasture. It is rusty from lack of use, but be sure to take a peek at it as you go by and see a part of history that was day to day living. Just past the sawmill is the old Huff Cannery. I'm not sure how long it's been here or how long it was in use but you can tell from the looks of it that it's been around quite a while. 24.6 Midway Grocery Store is on your right. They are one of two places in Floyd County which sell hunting and fishing licenses. 26.5 We are driving through the Topeka Comnunity. There is beautiful farmland all through this area. Some pretty, old buildings and some attractive new ones are blended together through here. Just settle back and enjoy looking at some of the rolling hillsides of Floyd County. 30.5 Now you are in the center of Willis, Virginia. You turn left on state road 799. You'll have to look closely for it because it turns back shar...

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Page 18 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Page 18 MOUNTAIN LAUREL AUGUST,I9B3 " Sp.ii THE CRAFT HOUSE U.S. 58 and Blue Ridge Parkway "Our 22nd Year '' Quilts - Dolls Fine Needlework MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. 3 VESTA SUPPLY Hwy. 58, At ¥• sta, Va. We are a Southern States Store And Authorized Representative For True Value Hardware Snapper Lawn Mowers Exxon Homelite Power Products Pino Hall Brick Martinsville Block . Jacuzzi Water Systems International Cab Cadet Mowers "Everything From Bib Overalls To Fencing" AN OLD FASHIONED 6ENERAL STORE "Everything From Farm Feed & Seed To Groceries" NEW AND RECAP TIRES Coma by and browse. (Ba sure not to miss the back room and basement). "We have a little of everything." Phone 703-952-2033 OPEN SIX DAYS A WEEK 7 A.M.-7 P.M. > COUMTRY On US 58 at Jet. of Blue Ridge Parkway P.O. Box 816, Meadows of Dan, Va. 24120 (703) 952-21 16 QUILTS CRAFTS BAKERY A large collection A wide selection Specializing of reasonably priced of quality items in homestyle quilts. hand crafted by b...

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Page 19 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

IN MEADOWS OF DAN, VA. Parkway Car Care " Center State Inspections Complete Car Care Service Including Wrecker Service & Road Calls Automatic Transmission Rebuilding Engine Rebuilding Custom Exhaust Work No. 1 Frontend Alignment Centennial Radials—4o,ooo Mile Warranty Computer Balancing Tire Truing Meadows off Dan, Va.—Phone 952-2933 Mlhfffla e llm Ridga Parkway ■ / ' V ... 11 10 12 9 13 8 7 6 See Numbers On Ads For Their Loeetions 5 On Mop. 4 3 / S 1 Stuart 6 Serving Our Community Full Service Banking With A Personal Touch. "It was a busy day and as the customers came and went, I could hear and see the rapport between them and bank employees. Business was done swiftly and efficiently but you could also hear laughter and personal contact. The "Good Morning", % the "How Are You", "Good to ?U: > see you again." j| \| % Branch Manager mmm « Geralyne Lynch Loan Officer '* I Noel Wood Tellers Minnie Jessup MMWjPMHIjy -* JUSW Brendo Turmon Ike Sirs! \»liMxl Bank of ...

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Page 20 [Newspaper Page] — Mountain Laurel — 1 August 1983

Mountain This month the Mountain Memories are those of a man who grew up in this area but moved away in his adulthood. He came by The Mountain Laurel one day and gave us a hand written pad of his memories. We have thoroughly enjoyed reading them and I know you will. He prefers not to be identified but be known by the pen name of "Y.K.W." This was the way kids of his schooldays signed notes and autographs. It stands for "you know who". I'm sure local people of his age group will be able to figure out who he is by his writings but that just adds to the fun. Starting next month we will feature his memories in a regular article series called "Growing Up On Tuggle's Creek". He even furnished seme photographs to go with different stories. The photograph on the front cover was his childhood home place on Tuggle's Creek. He didn't give his age but I would guess it to be close to eighty, give or take a year or two. Thank you, Mr. Y.K.W.,for honoring the Mountain Laurel with your memories . W...

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