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Publication No 1 -- 1964 Story
Summing up at 70 By Edgar S. Fraley

Publication No 2 -- 1966 Stories
1. The Legends of Swift's Silver Mine by James A. Dougherty {James A. Dougherty presently a minister in the Holston Conference, did research on the Swift legends while a student at Emory and Henry College.}
2. Chief Benge's Last Raid by Luther F. Addington (Luther F. Addington is a retired high school principal)
3. St. Marie on the Clinch by Emory L. Hamilton (Emory L. Hamilton teaches at Wise County Technical School.)
4. Rufus A. Ayers, Promoter of Southwest Virginia by Nancy Harman (Nancy Harman wrote the paper on Rufus A. Ayers while a student at Clinch Valley College)
5. The Melungeons by Mrs. Bonnie Ball (Mrs. Bonnie Ball, a teacher, lives at Haysi, Virginia)
6. LaFayette McMullen, Colorful Southwest Virginia by E. Frank Hilton (The late E. Frank Hilton lived in retirement at Gate City Virginai when he did the article herein.)
7. Colonel Auburn L. Pridemore Eminent State Senator, Congressman by Mrs. Rose S. Qullen (Mrs. Rose Quillen, a descendent of Colonel Pridemore, lives in Kingsport Tennessee.)
8. General Joseph Martin, A forgotten Pioneer by Gorden Aronhime (Gordon Aronhime, a researcher on frontier history is a citizen of Bristol.


Publication No 2 - 1967 Stories
1. Indians Capture Mary Ingles by Luther F. Addington
2. Murder of James Boone, Oct 10, 1773 by Luther F. Addington
3. Massacre of the Henry Family by Luther F. Addington
4. The Indian Missionary by Luther F. Addington
5. Capture of Jane Whitaker and Polly Alley by Luther F. Addington
6. Attack of the Evans Family, 1779 by Luther F. Addington
7. Indians and the Moore Family by Luther F. Addington
8. The Harman's Battle by Luther F. Addington
9. A Fight for Life by Luther F. Addington
10. Chief Benge Carries away Mrs. Scott by Luther F. Addington
11. The Captivity of Jenny Wiley by Luther F. Addington
12. Mrs. Andrew Davidson and Children Captured by Luther F. Addington
13. David Musick Tragedy by Luther F. Addington
14. Chief Benge's Last Raid by Luther F. Addington
15.
Indian Tragedies Against Walker Family by Emory L. Hamilton

Publication No 4 -- 1968 Stories
1. Life and Letters of Dr. John T. Smith by William G. Smith
2. Frontier Forts by Emory L. Hamilton
3. Dr. John Preston McConnell by Dr. and Mrs. H. C. Graybeal
4. Methodist Mission Work on Garden Creek by Myrtle Green
5. Buchanan Mission School and Helen T. Henderson by Bonnie S. Ball
6. John B. F Floyd by Edward L. Henson, Jr.
7, Some Prominent Lee County Leaders

Publication No ---- 1969 Stories

Publication No 5 -- 1970 Stories
1.Col. Campbell Slemp by Rose Slemp Quillen (Mrs. Rose Quillen is a retired postal worker, a descendant of Col. Slemp and lives in Kingsport, Tennessee)
2. Will of Frederick Slemp
3. Christopher Gist Did not Go Through Pound Gap by L. F. Addington (Mr. L. F. Addington is a writer and retired Principal of J. J. Kelly High School at Wise, Virginia.)
4. The Long Hunters by Emory L. Hamilton (Emory L. Hamilton is a researcher on frontier history and teaches at the Wise County Vocational Technical School, Wise, Virginia)
5. Elihu Jasper Sutherland - A Sandy Basin Character by J. Hoge T. Sutherland (Mr. J. Hoge T. Sutherland is a retired School Superintendent and resides in Abingdon, Virginia. Mr. Sutherland had a major part in preparing "Meet Virginia's Baby" a centennial history of Dickenson County, for publication. Having had previous experience in getting out a similar history of Bedford County, he provided the inspiration to get this one started and in keeping the work going. Also he wrote "Dickenson County in War Time".)
6. The Name and Family of Dodson by Emory Hamilton

Publication No - -- 1971 Stories

Publication No 6 -- 1972 Stories
1. Tivis Colley Sutherland: Pioneer Doctor of the Frying Pan by Bonnie Ball
2. The 1916 Congressional Campaign in the Ninth District by Stanley Willis
3. Reminiscenses of J. J. Kelly, Jr.
4. Genealogy of the Kelly Family by Emory Hamilton
5. Robert M. Addington, Educator, Scotty County Court Clerk by K. R. Addington, a son
6. Thomas B. Fugate, Ex-Congrssman by Mrs. Thomas Fugate
7. George Washington Lafayette Bickley: The Early Years by James Hagy

Publication No 7 -- 1973 Stories (Old Mills)

Preface - Not long ago nearly every rural community in southwest Virginia had a grist mill, and often times one mill house enclosed both a grist and a flour mill. Oftentime, they served as gathering places for the men of the community, especially on Saturdays. Nearly all were water powered. The overshot wheel type predominated, because even a brook in the hills could be turned through a flume and made to spill on the big overshot wheel. This type also was the most picturesque. However, turbine power wheels were especially used in large creek or river mills where it was necessary to empound water with dams.
In order to preserve as much history as possible of these mills, Emory L. Hamilton collected what information he could about as many of them as he could, and L. F. Addington photographed them. The photograph on this page have been compiled by webmaster.

1. Wynn's Mill
2. Ball's Mill
3. Gibson's Mill
4. Wireman's Mill
5. Bush's Mill
6. Duncan's Mill
7. Brickey's Mill
8. Logan Cox's Mill
9. Riggs' Mill
10. Beverly's Mill
11. Culbertson-McConnell Mill
12. Semones' Mill
13. Hawkins' Mill
14. Jessee's Mill
15. Elk Garden Mill
16. Robinson's Mill
17. Bickley's Mill
18. Gray's Mill
Publication No 8 -- 1974
1. Rafting Down Clinch River by Roy L. Osborne and Logan Osborne
2. W. I. Thomas, Pioneer Sociologist and His Kin by Leland B. Tate
  • Several Related Public Officials and Prominent Citizens
    Related Methodists, Lay Leaders and Ministers
    Related Methodists, Lay Leaders and Ministers
    Related Property Owners and Businessmen
    Co-incidental and marginal Discoveries
    The More Important Topics
    References to W. I. Thomas and His Kinfolks

3. W. D. Smith (1861-1936) by Jayne W. Carter
4. The Mullins Family of Dickenson County by Elihu Jasper Sutherland
5. William Shelbourne Cox - The Little Professor by Bonnie Ball
6. Indian Tragedies of the Walker Family by Emory L. Hamilton

Publication No. 9 -- 1975
1.The Kilgore Forthouse, by L. F. Addington
2. Dickensons of Southwest Virginia, by Mrs. Mary Jane Knisely
3. Brief History of Buchanan County by H. Claude Poteet
4. The Bollings of Wise County by Mrs. W. S. Rose
5. The Hangings at Gladeville, by Mr. L. F. Addigton
6. Daniel Boone in Southwest Virginia by Dr. James W. Hagy
7. Legends of Jacob Bluebaugh, by Donald Lee Osborne

Publication No 10 -- 1976 Stories
1. Wise County's Other Industry (1887 - 1940) by Jim Bolling
2. Captain John Dunkin of Elk Garden by Emory L. Hamilton
3. Colonel John Tate of Russell County by Leland Burdine Tate
4. Thomas Lovelady and the Origin of Lovelady Gap by Emory L. Hamilton
5. The Boren Family of Southwest Virginia by Kerry Ross Boren

Publication No 11 -- 1977 Stories
1. The Appalachian Experience by Cratis Williams
2. Hanging in Russell County by Roy L. Sturgill
3. Hanging in Scott County by Emery L. Hamilton
4. Andrew Taylor Still: Founder of Osteopathy by Bonnie Ball
5. The Versatile Drayton S. Hale by Omer C. Addington
6 . The Charles Family of Buchanan County by Ethel C. Hughes

Publication No 12*-- 1978 Stories
* No 12 is listed as for 1978 and 1979
1. The Boone Trail by Emory I. Hamilton
2. Dr. Thomas Walker by Bonnie Ball
3. Too Late for Flowers --Never Too Late for Tears by Roy I. Sturgill
4. Recollections of Grandfather Elijah Rasnick by Vera Counts Barosin
5. Samuel Ritchie of Scott County, VA by Emory L. Hamilton
6. Amended Pension Statement of Alexander Ritchie, Jr.
7. The Murder of Hershel Deaton (Research by Roy L. Sturgill
Necrology by Bonnie Ball

Publication No 12 -- 1979 Stories
1. Five Confederates from Pleasant Hill by Omar C. Addington
2. Mountain Scribes by Bonnie Ball
3. The Old Jonesville Campground
4. Petition to Form Russell County, Virginia
5. Recollections of grandfather Elijah Rasnick by Vera Counts Barosin
6. Too Late for Flowers - Never Too Late For Tears by Roy L. Sturgill
7. Dr. Thomas Walker by Bonnie Ball
8. Necrology by Bonnie Ball
Charles Fugate Starnes

Publication No 13 -- 1980 Stories

Publication No. 14 - 1981
1. The First Church of Wise County by Emory L. Hamilton
2. Mountain Scribes by Bonnie Ball
3. One Alley West - Chapter 1 (through Chapter XII) Patent Lands by Geo A. Pruner
4. The Scott Family Massacre by Emory L. Hamilton
5. Patent Lands Chapter 1-12

6. Necrology by Mrs Bonnie S. Ball
Mrs. Hattie G. Bates
Roy V. Wolbe Sr.
Mrs. Ethel F. Hix
James Raymond Horner
Mrs. Etta E. Green
Cecil Lee Durham

Publication No 15 -- 1982 Stories
1. Impact of the Civil War Upon the Sw Corner of Virginia by Bonnie Ball
2. The Civil War in Wise County by Emory L. Hamilton
3. The Civil War in Dickenson County by Hetty S. Sutherland
4. The Moll's Creek Church by Roy L. Sturgill
5. Historical Marker at Houston's Fort by Omer Addington
6. Necrology by Bonnie Ball
Edgar S. Fraley
Dr. Henry Clay Graybeal
William Alvin Martin

Publication No 16 -- 1983 Stories
1. The Erosion of Isolation in Southwest Virginia by E. L. Henson
2. Tracking the Wallins by Kenneth C. Wilde
3. Stallard Family Make Contribution to the Historical Society
4. Involvement of Russell County in the Civil War by Bonnie Ball
5. J. J. Hoge Tyler Sutherland by Bonnie Ball
6. Methodism Comes to the Holston by Omar C. Addington
7. Great Tornado Tragedy of Rye Cove by Roy L. Sturgill
8. Necrology by Bonnie Ball
Mrs. Rose Quillen

Publication No 17 -- 1984 Stories
1. Henry Smith of Clifton by Gordon Aronhime
2. Drury S. Godsey by Omer C. Addington
3. Virginia's Southwest Corner 1700-1783 by Theodosia W. Barrett
4. White's Forge on Big Moccasin Creek by Omer C. Addington
5. Some Prominent Lee County Educators by Bonnie C. Ball
6. Samuel Elbert Smith by Myralin Trayer
7. Fiddlin' Cowan Powers and Family by Roy L. Sturgill

Publication No 18 -- 1984* Stories (sic)
1. Preface - How It Came About by Bonnie S. Ball
2. Confederate State of America Postal System by Omer C. Addington
3. The Civil War Marauders by Omer C. Addington
4. The Maxwell Case: Pound, Wise County Virginia compiled by Roy L. Sturgill
5. The Hicks Family of Russell County by Roy L. Sturgill
6. Catholicism in Scott County Margaret McConnell Cox Compiled from interviews of Mrs. Ann Francisco, Gate City, VA

Publication No 19 -- 1985 Stories

1. Indians Kill the Phillips Family by Emory L. Hamilton
2. Back Home to Guesses Station by Roy L. Sturgill
3. Memories of Clintwood During the Depression by Glenn F. Kiser
4. A Way of Life by Omer C. Addington
5. Daughter of Dorchester by Jean Woods Driscoll
6. Early Methodist Mission Work in Buchanan County by Bonnie S. Ball
7. Necrology by Bonnie S. Ball
Hampton Morgan Osborne
Walton Earl Beverly
Aaron Matthew Sturgill

Publication No 20 -- 1986 Stories
1. John Hunt Morgan by Roy Sturgill
2. Saga of Polly Phipps by Omer Addington
3. Legends of the Kilgore Family
4. How Trimble Creek Got Its Name by Emory L Hamilton
5. Samuel R. Hurley by Bonnie S. Ball
6. Adventures of the Littons by Bonnie S. Ball
7. William Lee Davidson, Scientist by Bonnie S. Ball
8. Necrology by Bonnie S. Ball
Alta Hamilton Burdette
Eugene M. McConnell
King S. Sturgill, Jr
Kay Wilhem

Publication No 21 -- 1987 Stories

1. Settlement of Far Southwest Virginia by Omer C. Addington
2. Col. James L. Shoemaker by Omer C. Addington
3. Indian Forays in Powell Valley by Emory L. Hamilton
4. The Story of Clifton Branham by Roy L. Sturgill
5. The Clinch Scouts by Emory L. Hamilton
6. Pension State of John Duncan
7. Necrology by Bonnie S. Ball
Mrs. Ann Wynn Lanningham
Mrs. Jettie H. Johnson

Publication No 22 -- 1988 Stories

1. About Joseph Hagan
2. Daniel Smith, Pioneer Leader by G. Q. Gilmer
3. When You Hear the Lonesome Whistle Blow by Omer Addington
4. Carrickfergus by Ruth Trimble
5. Tithables on Clinch River, 1772 by Emory Hamilton
6. The Nickelsville Spartan Band by Omer Addington
7. How're Things On the Creek by Roy L. Sturgill
8. Necrology by Bonnie Ball
Rita Kennedy Sutton
Kern W. Francisco
Mrs. Lou Emma Addington
Cicero Patrick (C.P.) Craft

Publication No 23 -- 1989 Stories
1. A Hundred Years of Mine Explosions in Southwest Virginis by E. L. Henson
2. The Joy of Easter by Omer C. Addington
3. Our Forgotten Pioneers by Roy L. Sturgill
4. Patrick Porter: An Early Pioneer of the Clinch by Omer C. Addington
5. Stoney Creek Primitive Baptist Association by Omer C. Addington
6. Necrology by Bonnie S. Ball
Bonnie Cox Harriss

Publication No 24 -- 1990 Stories

Publication No 25 -- 1991 Stories
1. The Davis Rifles of the 37th Regiment, Virginia Infantryby Omer C. Addington
2. Captain John Blackmore by Omer C. Addington
3. Earliest Reference to Clinch River and It's Settlement by Emory L. Hamilton
4. Disappearance of Brickey Lad on High Knob Unsolved by James Taylor Adams
5. Shot From Ambush by Omer C. Addington
6. William Jean Bisque by Omer C. Addington
7. Over the Mountains to King's Mountain by Omer C. Addington
8. Necrology
Giles Gilmer
Sue Johnson

Publication No 26 -- 1992 Stories
1. In Memory of Emory L. Hamilton 1912-1991 by Lorretta H. Ison
2. William Addington Burial Location Born about 1750, Died 1805 by Norman P. Addington
3. Hardships Sufferend in the South by Soldiers and their Familes During the War Between the States by Bonnie S. BAll
4. The Addington Frame Church by Omer C. Addington
5. Southern Rebel: Tracing Your Confederate Ancestor by Rhonda Roberson
6. "Trail of Tears" Descendants Visit Soctt County by Homer L. Derting
7. Old Historical Reminiscences by Ayers Shortt
8. Old Fincastle County, Virginia by Omer C. Addington
9. Russell County: Connections to the Past by Brenda Rutherford
10. Forest of the Pioneers by Omer C. Addington
11. Necrology by Bonnie S. Ball
Emory L. Hamilton
Theodosia Barrett
George Pruner

Publication No 27 -- 1993 Stories
1. Somebody's Mother ----Author Unknown
2. The Donelson Indian Line
3. Wise County's Oldest House
4. Reuben Steel, Methodist Circuit Rider
5. A Brief History of the Seminary United Methodist Church
6. Thanksgiving Day: Past and Present
7. One Stroke of the Pen by PrestON Saved Counties for Virginia
8. Wild Foods in Pioneer Days
9. Scott County Poor Farm by Omer C. Addington
10. Life Sketch of Captain Joshua Hobbs
11. From Ardent Spirits to the Spirit of the Lord
12. The Russell County Confederate Monument
13. Pension of a Confederate Widow
14. From Thence We Came
15. Wildlife, Past and Present, in Southwest Virginia by Omer C. Addington
16. Necrology
Ethel Albert

Publication No 28 -- 1994 Stories
1. Trek Through the Wilderness by Omer C. Addington
2. Southwest Virginia's Living Legend submitted by Marjorie A. Sutherland
3. Robert Trimble by Ruth Trimble
4. Morgan T. Lipps by Charles Arthur Johnson
5. No Need For a Landfill by Kathleen R. Taylor
6. Captain Simeon Hunt, A Confederate Soldier by Mae Wells Ball
7. Lewis Horton by Mae Wells Ball
8. Cumberland Mountain Mission by Omer C. Addington
9. The Great Depression by Omer C. Addington
10. Ballad of a County Doctor by Laura Jean Spencer
11. On My Way to Becoming a Doctor by Giles Q. Gillmer, M. D.
12. Sunday Best by Jean J. Gilmer
13. The Melungeons by Brent Kennedy
14. So Long As Ye Both Shall Live by Omer C. Addington
15. Walnut Grove School subbmitted by Ruth Trimble
16. Sturgill by Ruth Trimble
17. When the Harvest is Ripe by Omer C. Addington
18. Murder of the Tax Collector by Omer C. Addington
19 Necrology
Clara Addington Hayes
Evelyn Dale Slemp
Roy Lee Sturgill
20. Who Are We?


Publication No 29 -- 1995 Stories

1.Myself by Edgar Albert Guest
2. A Brief History of Scott County by Omer C. Addington
3. Final Respects Paid to a Few of the Nickelsville Spartan Band Members by Wayne G. McConnell
4. Has Anyone Lost a Cemetery? by Wayne G. McConnell
5. Gone and Forgotten by Omer C. Addington
6. A Joy to Talk With Georgia Busic by Kathleen R. Taylor
7. Keep on the Sunny Side by Omer C. Addington
8. Barring Out the Teacher by H. L. Sufrage
9. Uncle "Babe" Wallen by O. C. helton
10. The Salubrious Sassafras by Ruth Trimble
11. Pioneer Medicine by Omer C. Addington
12. Sergeant Harry W. Kinkead by Omer C. Addington
13. Grandpa Moses and His Progeny by Ruth Trimble
14. Poem - The Old Willow Tree by Samuel Stone
15. Co. B. 1st Virginia Regiment by Omer C. Addington
16. Brief History of Coeburn Baptist Church by Lois Jordan
17. The Calendar and the Clock by Omer C. Addington
18. Indian Forays in Present Scott County by Omer C. Addington
19. Last Living Grandson by Omer C. Addington
20. The Old Dingus Home On the Bluff by Dr. Lee R. Dingus
21. The Winter Solstice and the Holdiays by Omer C. Addington
22. Saga of Kinne Wagner by Omer C. Addington
23. Mother Shipton's Prophecy by Omer C. Addington
24. Little Town of Winfield by Omer C. Addington
25. Murder on the Clinch: Killing of Dack Ramey by Omer C. Addington

Publication No 30 -- 1996 Stories
1. There is No Death submitted by Omer C. Addington
2. Natural Tunnel of Scott County, Virginia submitted by June Presley
3. Group Determined to Rebuild Fort by O'Donna Ramsey--The Coalfield Progress
4. The Hanging Sheriffs of Scott County by Omer Addington
5. If the Mountain could Talk by Kathleen R. Taylor
6. Doing the Right Thing: Joe Smiddy by Dr. Edward L Henson Jr.
7. The Cloudburst by Omer C. Addington
8. Helen Henderson and Family by Mae Wells Ball
9. Walk the Red Fox Trail by Shirley Rowin Meade
10. Clinch River in Pioneer Days by Omer C. Addington
11. Walling's Creek Killings by O. C. Helton
12. For the Glory of God and Service to Humanity by Omer C. Addington
13. Rev. Robert Kilgore and His Forthouse by Omer C. Addington
14. History of Fidelity Lodge No. 173 AF&AM by Omer C. Addington
15. The Violin Maker by Omer C. Addington
16. Scott County's First Christmas by Omer C. Addington
17. The Homespun Dress submitted by Omer C. Addington


Publication No 31 -- 1997
1. Take Me Back to Virginia by Laura Spence
2. Margaret Cromwell Addington, A Pioneer Mother by Norman P. Addington and Omer C. Addington
3. The Fulkerson House by Stanley L. Hickam
4. Neighborly Love: Evidence Found in the Old Grip by Jean Jessee Gilmer
5. The Rolling (Flour) Mills of Scott County by Omer C. Addington
6. Picturesque Ridge by Susan Spence
7. Kindred Spirits by Mary Ann Artrip
8. Our Shoes Had Many Lives by Kathleen R. Taylor
9. Malt Whiskey and Apple Brandy by Omer C. Addington
10. Echoes of the Civil War by O. C. Helton
11. Monday Was Wash Day by Kathleen R. Taylor
12. Beyond The Blue Horizon by Omer C. Addington
13. On the Waters of Swords Creek by Mae Wells Ball
14. The Old School Bell by Hetty S. Sutherland
15. Here Comes the Train by Kathleen R. Taylor
16. History of Scott County Schools by Omer C. Addington
17. Old Splash Dam at Bartack by Glen D. Meade
18. Reid's Normal School by Omer C. Addington
19. Dr. Nathan Stallard by Col. Dale Honeycutt
20. A Day In October by Omer C. Addington
21. Virginia Masonry and the Constitution by Omer C. Addington
22. Christmas Through the Ages by Omer C. Addington
23. Up On A Tomb by Omer C. Addington
24. Co-existence by Ruth Trimble
25. The Old-Time Country Store by Omer C. Addington
26 Birds of the Bible by Omer C. Addington
27. Thirty-Two Years of Service by Omer C. Addington
28. The Geography of Scott County by Omer C. Addington
29. Obituaries
Dr. Cecil Dougherty
Josephine Amanda Wolfe
Shelby Blaine Sturgill
A Tribute to Bonnie Sage Ball by Gladys Julian Stallard
30 This Is My Land by Mae Wells Ball

Publication No. 32 -- 1998
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  1. Biographical Sketch - W. S. Cox by Susan Elliott
  2. Notes On Some Unusual Events by W. S. Cox
  3. Roads Now and Then by W. S. Cox
  4. Correspondence From Yesteryears
  5. Statements of W. S. Mcconnell
  6. Memories of The Immortal 600 by Wayne G. McConnell
  7. He Is Of This World No More
  8. Nathan Ezra Addington by Stanley & Lennea Hickman
  9. About Martin Honaker by Kathleen R. Taylor
  10. A Clinch Valley Murder by Mae Wells Ball
  11. Hansonville, Va: The Place and The People by Mary Evelyn Hanson Hilton
  12. Tales From "Little Doc" Gilmer by A. K. Gilmer
  13. Pumroy The Fiddler by Omer C. Addington
  14. Lest We Forget by John B. Wells III
  15. Blackford Bridge by Kathleen R. Taylor
  16. Shoemaker College by Omer Addington
  17. My First Car by Mae Wells Ball
  18. Burke's Garder by Mae Wells Ball
  19. This is My Land by Mae Wells Ball
  20. Judge Fulton and Judge Estill Make Two Jolly Irishmen Citizens by Omer C. Addington
  21. Patrick Ryan Made a Citizen
  22. Pioneer Cloth Making and Dyeing by Omer C. Addington
  23. Joseph H. Alley by Billey Alley
  24. Till the Sun Goes Down by Omer C. Addington
  25. Three Shawnee Captives Return by Omer C. Addington
  26. These United States and How they Grew by Omer C. Addington
  27. Pioneers Had No Standard Measurements by Omer C. Addington
  28. Farmers Alliance and The Populist Party by Omer C. Addington
  29. Virginia's Last Royal Governor by Omer C. Addington
  30. The Nickelsville Spartan Band to be Remembered by a Monument by Wayne McConnell
  31. Our Changing Vocabulary by Omer C. Addington
  32. A Mohawk Indian Chief Made A Mason by Omer C. Addington
  33. Frontier Blacksmith by Omer C. Addington
  34. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Omer C. Addington
  35. Counties of the Commonwealth by Omer C. Addington
  36. A Scott Countian Who Wore the Blue Uniform by Omer C. Addington
  37. The Coffin Maker by Lou Richards
  38. Pioneer River Transportation
  39. The Grass Family Feeds The World by Omer C. Addington
  40. Poem about Abner Vance by Mae Wells Ball
  41. Obituaries of
    Nannie Davidson
    Lona G. Dingus

Publication No 33 -- 1999 Stories
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  1. Take Me Back to Old Virginia by Laura Spence
  2. About Goose Feathers. by Kathleen R. Taylor
  3. Banner Nash Mill Dam by Omer Addington
  4. Breaks of the Cumberland by Mae Wells Ball
  5. Defense of Jerusalem by Omer Addington
  6. Derting House by Stanley L. Hickam & Leanna Derting Hickam
  7. Dr. Hallay Escapes by Omer Addington
  8. Ghost of Hale Springs by Omer Addington
  9. History of Mountain Feuds by Noah M. Reynolds
  10. How I got My Education by Mae Wells Ball
  11. How Religious Freedom by Omer Addington
  12. Kindred Spirits by Mary Ann Atrip
  13. In Search of Family Roots by Omer Addington
  14. Life and Times of Patrick Porter by Omer Addington
  15. Napoleon Hill by Don Greene
  16. Neighborly Love by Jean Jessee Gilmer
  17. No Such Thing as Boredom by Kathleen R. Taylor
  18. Orphan Trains by Kathleen R. Taylor
  19. Our Beautiful World by Mae Wells Ball
  20. Picturesque Ridge by Susan Spence
  21. Papa Catches Old Tige by Omer Addington
  22. R. S. Harris by Betty Bell Hudson
  23. Spring by Mae Wells Bell
  24. Tale that Tickle by Kathleen R. Taylor
  25. Things You Never See Anymore by Omer Addington
  26. Waiting for the Mail by Mae Wells Bell
  27. Obituaries
    Darthula (Dot) Carroll by Dorothy Hall Witt
    Dorothy Garrison by Dorothy Hall Witt

Publication No 34 -- 2000 Stories
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  1. When Jesus Calls Me Home by Omer C. Addington
  2. Garnett Lee Myers - A Scott County Dough Boy by Stanley Hickam
  3. When Jesus Calls Me Home by Omer C. Addington
  4. Grace House on the Mountain by Bob Marshall
  5. Years of American Independence by Omer C. Addington
  6. Dorton Controversy Continues by Bill Porter
  7. The Dorton Family of Southwest Virginia by Rudder, Warry, & McConnell
  8. George Rogers Clark and John Gabriel Jones Travel the Wilderness by Danny Dixon
  9. John Wesley Meade - A Confederate Bugler by Omer C. Addington
  10. Descendants of Wm Vicars by Dawna J. Vicars
  11. Confederate States of American Flags by Omer C. Addington
  12. The Dollar Watch by John W. Meade
  13. William Lawson by Bill Porter
  14. Addington Family Gathering Held 84 Years Ago by Omer C. Addington
  15. Growing up in Appalachia Virginia during the 1920's by Randall E. Brim
  16. The Trial of Edith Maxwell--Book Review by Fannie Steele
  17. Pioneer Conversations by Omer C. Addington
  18. Nostalgic Narratives-Roy Sturgill . Book Review by Fannie Steele
  19. James Dougherty - Immigrant from Ireland by William C. Dougherty
  20. Ewing Chapel Methodist Church Has Long Rich History by Omer C. Addington
  21. Necrology
    Obit - Golda Porter Lawson
    Woodrow Williams

Publication No 35 -- 2001 Stories
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  1. A Challenge by Wayne G. McConnell
  2. Sorry Old Timer You Fought For the Wrong Side by Robert D. Jordan
  3. An Early View of Guest Station (Coeburn, Virginia) by Bill Porter
  4. High on a Windy Hill by Omer C. Addington
  5. Location of Dorton's Fort by Thomas Rudder
  6. Pristine Forest of Southwest Virginia by Omer C. Addington
  7. Logs to Burn -- a traditional English Poem
  8. Seen and Heard at the Country Store by Omer C. Addington
  9. A Taste of Peppermint by Lou Richards and submitted by Dana Williams
  10. The Colonists Cross the Allegheny Mountains into Southwest Virginia by Omer C. Addington
  11. A Trip to White Top Mountain by Mae Wells Ball
  12. Balltown Hollow by Mae Wells Ball
  13. Obituaries of
    A. K. Gilmer, Jr.
    Mary Fletcher
    3. Bernice Orr
    Lucile Myra Orr
    Leland B. Tate
    Ayers Phipps Shortt
    Gold Lawson Porter

Publication No. 36 - 2002
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1. The Quillen Clan From Northern Ireland by Betty Jean Osborne Green
2. Youthful Rememberances of Days Long Gone in Scott County by Omer C. Addington
3. Rambling Thoughts by Earnest Raines
4. Dougherty and Daugherty - Families of Scott County by Omer C. Addington
5. Unusual Tragedies Which Happened in Scott County by Omer C. Addington
6. How Our Pioneer Forefathers Foretold The Weather by Omer C. Addington
7. History of Saratoga School in Scott County Omer C. Addington
8. Fifteen Marriages Recorded in Scott County in 1815 by Omer C. Addington
9. Indians Forts On Virginia's Last Frontier by Omer C. Addington
10. Do You Know Who You Are by Omer C. Addington
11. The Forgotten Family Graveyard by Omer C. Addington
12. Methodist Episcopal Church Divided by Omer C. Addington
13. First Indian Fort Built North of Clinch Mountain by Omer C. Addington

Publication No. 37 -- 2003
This bulletin is available by writing Historical Society of Southwest Virginia, P. O. 3877, Wise, VA 24293. Cost is $7.00 plus postage
1. Doctors of the Past that Served Scott County by Omer Addington
2. Civil War Cousins by Wayne G. McConnell
3. Statements of Captain William Sevier McConnell by Wayne G. McConnell
4. Sheriff George McConnell's Legacy by Wayne G. McConnell
5 . Fort Blackmore Memories by Helen Peoples
6. Firewater Made in the Snowflake Community by Omer C. Addington
7. Colonist Move Further Into The Forest Driving Indians Away by Omer C. Addington
8. Construction of the Elkhorn City Extension of the Clinchfield Railroad submitted by Ben Sutherland and Jim Goforth
9. There Was Another Time in Scott County by Omer C. Addington
10. The Home of John Leonard McConnell (1880-1965) Family
11. How the Names of Places in Scott County Got Their Name by Omer C. Addington
12. Rose Beads by Ruth Trimble
13. Swinging on the Grapevine Swing by Omer C. Addington
14. The Crowning Glory of Road Building in SW Virginis by Omer C. Addington
15. Sw VA Historical Society Logo Design Contests
16. Obituary of Charles D. Peoples

Publication No. 38 -- 2004

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Publication No. 38 -- 2000

Publication No. 38 -- 2010

Publication No. 38 -- 2011

Publication No. 38 -- 2012

 


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