© Jerry F. Couch NOTE: This article first appeared in the Clinch Valley Times’ printed edition back in 2012. I began writing these local history articles in the summer of 2011 during St. Paul’s official centennial year. EPIDEMIC! One hundred and twenty-two years ago, the mention of this dreaded word was enough to inspire widespread… Read More THE SMALLPOX EPIDEMIC OF 1898-1902
Even though the following story has no accompanying photos, its richness of detail is too good not to share. Enjoy. Transcribed from the September 13, 1931 edition of The Bristol Herald-Courier, THE GREAT SOUTHWEST By Goodridge Wilson* Dante, on the edge of Russell close to Dickenson and close to Wise, is a little three-hollow mountain… Read More Historical sketches of Dante, Dickenson County, and Cleveland
THE RUSSELL COUNTY FAIR has come and gone so you’ll have to wait an entire year for another one. Pictured below are some of the fair events and those who came out to see them. Friday is traditionally ‘School Day’ at the Russell County Fair. All students were admitted free until 3pm. As you can see from the… Read More 2019 Russell County Fair – Fun & Flair!
© Jerry F. Couch 2019 MOST OF THE BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS that accompany this article were taken in 1973 during a celebration of the centennial year of the Brick Baptist Church, a landmark in the Mew Community. The church was built near the site of an earlier church constructed in the pioneer days of… Read More Brick Baptist Church – a jewel of the Mew Community