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some of what she's drinkin'."
However, given her Virginia roots (after all, isn't a street named Letcher as ubiquitous throughout Shenandoah as Elm is, elsewhere?) as the great-granddaughter of its
Civil War Governor, she does have valid, maybe mystical ties with its past!
This book and other books by Katie Letcher Lyle are available online and at The Bookery, 107 W. Nelson Street, Lexington, VA
24450; 540-464-3377

-GWEN CLARKE

Natural
Tunnel
State Park
Goes
Christmas

Natural Tunnel
State Park
Duffield, VA

Once again at Natural Tunel State Park in Duffield,
Virginia, it's time to think
about experiencing Christmas in ways as varied as riding the chairlift past thousands of lights, or stopping
by the Carter cabin to take a listen to what the holiday sounded like 200 years ago.
Performances by choirs and others can be enjoyed while sipping a hot chocolate or roasting a marshmallow on the fire. Initial lighting is November 25 and
continues the 26th and then each Thursday, Friday and Saturday though December, though excluding Saturday, December 24.
For more information: 276-940-2674

25 Years Ago in
Blue Ridge
Country
Ed Mabry was locally renowned as a
man who could fix most anything,
utilizing his skills as a blacksmith and
wheelwright. Wagon wheels were his
specialty. The rocky eroded mountain
roads shattered many a hub, splinteres
spokes and sprang ties loose from
their rims.
Uncle Ed's best years were 1910 to 1925.
During this time he built a comfortable two-story frame house for
himself and Lizzie, replacing their log cabin.
Then times turned hard. His back began to give out, and a series
of dry years diminished his water supply. He couldn't keep his mill in
good repair or patch leaks in his millrace. He died a tired man in 1936.

A getaway to
HARDY COUNTY
changes everything.

Songbirds replace honking horns. Mountain
views replace the office cubicle. And, time
together reminds us of what matters most.
Experience the Hardy Effect.

visithardywv.com | #HardyEffect

-William G. Lord, writing about the history of Mabry Mill in the
November/December 1991 issue.

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