1928 - Alderson High School - 1968



Merry Christmas To All!

Barbara Minor - December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012 to all my Aldersonian friends and with it thoughts about our area from a voice from 1798 which still rings true.

I’ve been researching Greenbrier County’s early history for my family genealogy and found this wonderful quote by Col. John Stuart about the Greenbrier Valley:

“In the following mentioned year, Colonel John Stuart, then old and feeble, entered the office of the County Clerk at Lewisburg, and in
Deed Book No. 1, beginning on page 754, wrote the following:”

"Memorandum-1798, July 15th (by John Stuart).

“May I here hazard a conjecture that has often occurred to me since I inhabited this place, that Nature has designed this part of the world a peaceable retreat for some of her favorite children, where pure morals will be preserved by separating them from other societies at so respectful a distance by ridges of mountains; and I sincerely wish time may prove my conjecture rational and true. From the springs of salt water discoverable along our river, banks of iron ore, mines pregnant with salt-petre and forests of sugar trees so amply provided and so easily acquired, I have no doubt the future inhabitants of this County will surely avail themselves of such singular advantages greatly to their comfort and satisfaction, and render them a grateful and and happy people."

Barbara Knight Miner, class of 1960.

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