“Uncle George Wynn did all the thrashing on the east side of the road that goes through Burke’s Garden, north and south. John D. Greever did all the thrashing of wheat on the west side of this road. You know the biggest population was on the east side of that road, all the big families [...]comments
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The extremes of wealth and poverty do not now exist and have never been existent in Tazewell. There are many comfortably wealthy men in the county; and, perhaps, half a dozen millionaires. But, with a population of 27,840 souls in the county, as shown by the census of 1920, there are only 53 paupers here. [...]comments
The following post appears on the Tazewell-Orange.com site, run by Joseph T. Lee III. “This site is my contribution to the preservation of the local history of Southwest Virginia and the Tri-Cities area,” Lee says. “I’ve researched a mostly overlooked industry that affects our lives every day—the soda bottling industry, which I was surprised to [...]comments
Was Charged With Killing John Stinson on Laurel Creek Sunday, June 30th November 22, 1935 – The jury returned a verdict of guilty late Wednesday afternoon and fixed Ed Nelson’s punishment at twenty years in the Virginia penitentiary. Two full days were consumed in Judge Buchanan’s Circuit Court this week in the trial of Ed [...]comments