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Those Days Gone By - A Photo Essay

The Mountain Laurel © 1983

Issue: November, 1983

days gone by 1Ed & Liz Mabry, owner and operator of Mabry's Mill on what is now the Blue Ridge Parkway. This house once stood where the log cabin is now.

days gone by 2New Engine - Mt. Airy Eastern Railroad, Summer, 1914. (Photo curtesy of Mrs. Barbara Clement.)

days gone by 3A group of hard working mountain folks. Front Row: Wilma and Sandy Handy and their baby (not identified). Back Row: Roy, Green, Guy and Dank Conner. (Photograph courtesy of Mrs. Ella Boyd.)

days gone by 4Victoria Blackard Shelor, Joseph Bishop Shelor, Virginia Blackard Reynolds and Susan Blackard Shelor at the old home place in the Mountain View section of Meadows of Dan, Virginia.

days gone by 5We thought you would like to see what a typical ad column looked like in July, 1907. This is from "The Home Monthly, The Woman's National Poultry Magazine." (Courtesy of Mrs. Barbara Clement.)