Dodgetown was only a few miles down the road from where I grew up. As a youngster, this was forbidden territory for me....

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Dodgetown was only a few miles down the road from where I grew up. As a youngster, this was forbidden territory for me....


Madison NC. Madison was a river town. Produce and live stock was carried up and down the Dan River on barges. Traffic across the river was by Ferry. Bridges began to appear in the early 1800's but the area where the Dan and Mayo join is prone to flooding.....even today.

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Bubba Bear Sauce

Bubba Bear Sauce Bubba Bear Sauce is a local product. This sauce is manufactured in Mayodan, NC and marketed by a local...

Mayodan Pretty Paws

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Early Voting Day

My gorgeous wife and I decided to take advantage of our right to vote and do the deed today. Today was a...

Charleston West Virginia

Christmas In Savannah


Sheppard’s Mill

SHEPPARD’S MILL Sheppard’s Mill on Snow Creek, Stokes County, N.C. was built by Calla Hill Sheppard in 1904 to replace an earlier grist mill on...

Dan River Revolutionary War

Dan River Revolutionary War .. The Dan River actually played a part in the American War of Independence. This fact is not well known and did not win the war for the Americans, but it did have an effect on the Battle Of Guilford Courthouse.

R J Reynolds Homestead

The R.J. Reynolds Homestead is a historic estate located in Critz, Virginia. It was the home of Richard Joshua Reynolds, the founder of the...

History of Madison, NC

Madison, North Carolina, is a small town located in Rockingham County. Its history dates back to the early 19th century when European settlers began...

Saura Tribe Native Americans

Saura Tribe Native Americans Dan Valley. This is a view of the Dan River as seen from the bridge of highway US-311 in southeastern Stokes County. This bridge is about midway between the towns of Madison and Walnut Cove. The historical marker for the Upper Sauratown is located near the western end of the bridge and on the south shoulder of the highway.
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Priddy's is a journey you'll never forget. Lulled by the peaceful setting it will get into your very being, often beckoning you back to...



Mayo River State Park

Moratok Iron Furnace Park


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