Arrival of THE FIRST AFRICANS in Virginia, by Ric Murphy – a review

© Jerry F. Couch 2020 FROM TIME TO TIME, publishers send new books to the CVT in the hope we will review them for our readers.  Some do not make the grade.  Others, like Ric Murphy’s  new book, Arrival of THE FIRST AFRICANS in Virginia are both a pleasure to read and to review. The… Read More Arrival of THE FIRST AFRICANS in Virginia, by Ric Murphy – a review

March 1972 – Golden Anniversary of the St. Paul First Baptist Church…

© Jerry F. Couch 2020 NEARLY 100 YEARS AGO it started like this…. Following its organization, members of the church’s congregation set about erecting a church building. They chose Donald R. Beeson as the architect to guide them. Beeson had designed the new St. Paul High School, “Greystone,” and “The Molinary House” (since demolished) on… Read More March 1972 – Golden Anniversary of the St. Paul First Baptist Church…

Lookin’ for a new LOOK? Need a new ‘do for the new YOU? Get it at Terra’s Place in St. Paul

© Jerry F. Couch 2020 A NEW BUSINESS IN ST. PAUL — Castlewood resident Terra Minton recently opened a barber and beauty shop in the Phillips Building on Broad Street in St. Paul. “Terra’s Place” is located in Suite #6, formerly the Klip & Kurl, a long-term St. Paul hair shop. Like many of us,… Read More Lookin’ for a new LOOK? Need a new ‘do for the new YOU? Get it at Terra’s Place in St. Paul

May, 1978 – Castlewood Elementary 7th Grade Students’ Field Trip

© Jerry F. Couch 2020 On Monday, May 8, 1978 at 5:30 a.m., the Seventh-Grade Class of Castlewood Elementary School boarded two Yellow Coach Lines buses for a week-long field trip of unforgettable events. The special folio shown here was commissioned by the school, and prepared and printed by the Clinch Valley Times. Like most… Read More May, 1978 – Castlewood Elementary 7th Grade Students’ Field Trip

A New 1940 Ford or a New 1940 Chevrolet – Which Would You Choose?

© Jerry F. Couch BOTH FORD AND CHEVROLET had considerable customer loyalty, but WHICH 1940 car was the most popular among buyers in St. Paul, Dante, and Castlewood?  Unfortunately, I can’t answer that question.  Those 80-year-old sales records are probably long gone by now  AT ITS HEADQUARTERS IN DEARBORN, MICHIGAN, the Ford camp was doing… Read More A New 1940 Ford or a New 1940 Chevrolet – Which Would You Choose?