We spent Sunday night before the case opened in studying it, and then Ewing said to me : “Well, you have this case remarkably well in hand. This is the greatest opportunity of your life. You must conduct the proceedings on our side. You examine the witnesses, argue points as best you can. Gradually unlimber [...]comments
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I began to practice as a young lawyer in an adjoining county and about sixty miles from George A. Ewing’s home. Up to that time I had never met him, nor did I know any of his immediate family. An older man, he was at the time a lawyer of wide reputation, and regarded as [...]comments
Napoleon Hill’s book ‘Think and Grow Rich’ is the all time bestseller in the success motivation field, with over 100 million copies sold around the world. Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in Wise County, in the western part of Virginia, not far from the West Virginia border. Hill’s view of his childhood was very [...]comments
“I went up to Wise that night along with my cousin and not meaning no harm,” testified Edith Maxwell at her murder trial. “Along in the evening Raymond Meade came along and said he would give me a lift back to my house in Pound. There was some more people in the car with him [...]comments
Two Wise County places are among the most recent additions to the Virginia Landmarks Register, the state’s official list of properties important to its history. At its quarterly meeting, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the St. Paul Historic District and Sunnydale Farm near Pound (pictured above) for listing on the register, an honor [...]comments