Cullers Run School
This school served the families of Cullers Run from 1898 to 1956. On Hardy County Heritage Weekend, it was open to visitors. Some friendly volunteers shared the history of the school and offered us juice and cookies.
...straight ahead to a lane (R), 1.5 m., that leads 0.7 m. through woods to BIRD HAVEN. The Shenandoah Community Workers were organized here 'to develop and demonstrate practical methods of applied forestry . . . to give its members education in craftsmanship . . . all income of which shall be used for Community purposes.' Here local craftsmen fashion furniture, toys, fireplace equipment, hooked rugs, and quilts, from patterns evolved by their ancestors.I'm grateful to UVA for posting the WPA Guide to the Old Dominion, even though it appears to have been scanned in so there are some errors. The WPA Guide was a New Deal project designed to provide work to writers and others who had lost employment during the Great Depression.
William E. Carson (1870-1942), the first chairman of Virginia State Commission on Conservation and Development, a local resident, spearheaded the development of the recreational center for use by the people and visitors of Front Royal and Warren County. In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) began designing and developing the center's facilities, including the golf course and a rustic clubhouse that once stood nearby. The park opened to the public in 1938. Carson and his wife, Agnes H. Carson, donated the land for the park and dedicated it to the memory of their only son, William E. Carson, Jr. who died in 1925.
For more on Civil War hospitals in Mt. Jackson, see Confederate Hospital Marker on HMDB.org and The Union Church, on MountJackson.com.
|Those who love mountain views but welcome amenities like having restaurants nearby will find Bryce Mountain a great location for a vacation home or retirement.|
First, the 5-bedroom home that I mentioned before. It's $399,000 and has plenty of space and a circular driveway. It's not far from what we call the Core of the resort, where you'll find golf, skiing, dining, and even a small airport.
|Secondly, there's a brand-new 3-BR house for just $270,000. It's in what I call the "Confederate General Section" where the roads are named after Confederate Officers like Lee, Jackson, and Beauregard.|
If you haven't seen Bryce Resort, it's in Basye, Virginia about 10 miles west of Mt. Jackson.
"A portion of the curtilage fence has been recreated along the front entrance drive. This traditional "Virginia" or "snake" fence is built of hand-split Black Locust rails stacked loosely in a zig-zag pattern. As in Jefferson's day, the bottom rails rest on fieldstones to prevent rotting from contact with the ground."
Shenandoah! A beautiful valley and a winding river -- how fortunate we are to live here! And since I love photography, I'm taking plenty of pictures and sharing them here. You'll find other subjects too. If you like historic sites or gardens or animals, you'll find them on this blog. Please visit often and feel free to comment.
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