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This page is still under construction.  Please send us any state championship photographs or historical photographs of our region for consideration of use in our timeline. You can send your photographs to beasterling@s-west.com.

 

 

  1. Karlan Mansion Wilderness Road State Park Built

    01 January 1877

    1877 - Karlan Mansion Wilderness Road State Park Built

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  1. Construction begins on Big Stone Gap Federal Building (bottom picture)

    01 January 1910

    1910 - Construction begins on Big Stone Gap Federal Building - bottom

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  2. Colonial Hotel (Inn at Wise) was built

    01 January 1910

    Colonial-Hotel-Hotel

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  1. Steamroller in Coeburn

    01 January 1911

    1911 Steamroller in COEBURN

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  2. Town of St. Paul chartered

    01 January 1911

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  1. Virginia Kentucky District Fair begins

    01 January 1913

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  1. US declares war on Germany

    06 April 1917

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  1. Prohibition enacted (Volstead Act)

    16 January 1920

    bottles_COX0009 TIMELINE 1920

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  1. Virginia Governor Abner Linwood Holton, Jr. born in Big Stone Gap

    21 September 1923

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  1. Stonega Community Band

    01 January 1925

    1925 Stonega Community Band

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  1. George C. Scott born in Wise, VA

    19 October 1927

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  1. Napoleon Hill publishes “The Law of Success,” pictured with Edison

    01 January 1928

    1928 - Napoleon Hill Publishes The Law of Success pictured with Edison

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  2. McCorkle Lumber Corp near Appalachia

    01 January 1928

    1928 - McCorkle Lumber Corp Near Appalachia

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  1. Norton Hardware Company

    01 January 1930

    1930 - Norton Hardware Company

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  2. 01 January 1930

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  1. Colonial Hotel, “Inn at Wise”

    01 January 1935

    1935 - Colonial Hotel Inn at Wise

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  1. Norton, VA

    01 January 1940

    1940 - Norton VA

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  2. 01 January 1940

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  1. Japan attacks US at Pearl Harbor

    07 December 1941

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  1. D-Day Invasion at Normandy

    06 June 1944

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  1. Pound High School basketball

    01 January 1945

    1945 - Pound High School Basketball

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  2. Bolling Theatre – Norton, VA

    01 January 1945

    1945 - Bolling Theatre, Norton

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  1. Town of Pound incorporated

    10 June 1946

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  1. Historic Cudjo is taken over by the Commonwealth of VA

    01 January 1947

    1947 Historic Cudjo is taken over by the Commonwealth of VA

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  1. Robert Porterfield starts VA Highlands Festival

    01 January 1948

    1948 - Robert Porterfield Starts Va Highlands Festivals-2

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  1. JJ Kelley High School girls basketball

    01 January 1949

    1949 JJ Kelley High School Girls Basketball

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  1. Korean War begins

    25 June 1950

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  1. Clinch Valley College opens

    01 September 1954

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  2. Town of Norton granted a City Charter by the Virginia General Assembly

    06 April 1954

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  1. Vietnam War begins

    01 November 1955

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  1. John I Burton District 8 Champions

    01 January 1958

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  1. Big Stone Gap High School, final graduating class

    01 January 1959

    1959 - Big Stone Gap High School, Final Graduating Class

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  1. Trial of U2 spy pilot, Francis Gary Powers

    01 January 1960

    1960 - trial of U2 Spy Pilot Francis Gary Powers

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  2. 01 January 1960

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  1. Wise County Native Tracy Stallard pitched for several baseball teams in the Major Leagues

    01 January 1961

    TimelinePhotos 001

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  1. President John F. Kennedy assassinated

    22 November 1963

    kennedy-assassination

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  2. “Trail of the Lonesome Pine” Outdoor Drama begins its run

    01 June 1963

    Summer-1963

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  1. Neil Armstrong becomes first man to walk on the moon

    20 July 1969

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  1. Bad date

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  1. Watergate break-in

    17 June 1972

    nixon-resigns

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  2. Classes begin at Mountain Empire Community College

    01 January 1972

    1972 - Classes Begin at Mountain Empire Community College

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  1. Chancellor Joe Smiddy: Papa Joe served as Clinch Valley College’s (now UVA-Wise) first chancellor

    01 January 1975

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  1. Powell Valley High School Basketball coached by Burrall Paye

    01 January 1976

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  2. Pro-Art Association is organized

    01 January 1976

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  1. Wise County flood

    07 April 1977

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  1. Elizabeth Taylor chokes on chicken bone in Big Stone Gap

    12 October 1978

    elizabeth-taylor-chokes-on-chicken-bone

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  1. Tommy Lee Jones arrested in Pound, VA while filming “Coal Miner’s Daughter” in Wise County

    15 March 1979

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  1. 01 January 1980

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  1. Wise County Courthouse added to the National Register of Historic Places

    01 January 1981

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  1. Wise County Food Bank established

    01 January 1985

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  1. Dale wins Bristol

    01 January 1988

    1988 - Dale WINS BRISTOL

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  1. Operation Desert Shield begins

    01 August 1990

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  1. Inn at Wise added to the National Register of Historic Places

    01 January 1991

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  2. Operation Desert Storm launched

    01 January 1991

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  1. Legendary Appalachia Bulldog Coach Tom Turner directs his “Dawgs”

    01 January 1996

    TimelinePhotos 023

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  1. Appalachian School of Law opens

    01 August 1997

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  1. Clinch Valley College becomes The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

    01 January 1998

    1998 - Clinch Valley College becomes The University of Virginia's College at Wise

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  1. Wallens Ridge State Prison opens

    01 April 1999

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  1. Ralph Stanley wins Grammy for O Brother, Where Art Thou

    01 January 2001

    2001 - Ralph Stanley Wins Grammy for O Brother Where Art Thou

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  2. Grundy flood control project begins

    01 January 2001

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  1. Rhythm and Roots Reunion begins, Bristol, VA/TN

    01 January 2003

    2003 Rhythm and Roots Reunion Begins, Bristol VA TN

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  2. Coach Jim Adams: John I. Burton Region D Champions

    01 January 2003

    TimelinePhotos 005

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  3. The Crooked Road Music Heritage Trail planning begins

    01 January 2003

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  1. Town of Grundy Relocates

    01 January 2004

    2004 Town of GRUNDY Grundy Relocates

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  1. Hurricane Katrina hits Gulf Coast

    29 August 2005

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  2. Appalachian College of Pharmacy opens

    01 August 2005

    _COX3744 ASof Pharmacy 2005

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  3. Lee County Veterans War Memorial, Cumberland Bowl Park, Jonesville, VA

    01 January 2005

    2005 - Lee County Veterans War Memorial, Cumberland Bowl Park, Jonesville VA

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  1. Dominion construction in St. Paul, VA

    01 January 2006

    2006 - Dominion Construction in St.Paul VA

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  2. Dr. Ralph Stanley & Larkin Turner

    01 January 2006

    TimelinePhotos 051b

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  1. High Knob Tower destroyed in fire

    01 January 2007

    2007 - High Knob Tower destroyed in fire

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  1. EF-1 tornado touches down in Big Stone Gap

    01 January 2008

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  1. Sister Bernie recognized for establishing Health Care in Southwest VA for Remote Area Medicine Volunteers

    01 January 2009

    2009 - Sister Bernie Recognized for establishing Health Care in Southwest VA fo Remote Area Medicine Volunteers

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  2. Molly Slemp at Rhythm and Roots

    01 January 2009

    Molly Slemp R&R 09-2009

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  1. Powell Valley High School Coached by Zac Moore 2010 LPD Champions

    01 January 2010

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  1. Wise County Schools consolidate

    01 August 2011

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  1. The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Convocation

    19 December 2012

    UVA-Wise Convocation 12-19-2012 SWI

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  2. Henry becomes 8th Chancelor of The University Virgina’s College at Wise

    01 January 2012

    2012 - Henry becomes Current and 8th Chancelor of The University Virgina's College at Wise

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