Virginian in 1910 -- Unlikely territory

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
January 4, 1910

May Go Over Tracks of New River, Holston and Western

The Hardwood Lumber and Mining Company, which has about 6,000 acres of timber near Rocky Gap, expects to market the standing timber in a short time. In addition to having some good timber the company claims to have a fine deposit of iron found in Potts Creek. The property is near the New River, Holston and Western terminal at Rocky Gap and on account of being accessible to the railroad is a desirable property. The railroad, which is said to be the property of the Lees-McVitty Tannery Company, is perhaps a real solution of the Virginian question, as it may be possible that the Virginian will go up that route into the timber, coal and iron deposits of Bland county. If this should be done the railroad could get plenty of water and would have a territory which at the present time is practically untouched. This plan would not help Bluefield as it would take the railroad on the side of the East River mountain opposite to Bluefield.
[The reason for the reference to Potts Creek is puzzling because Potts Creek lies generally east (VGN side) of New River whereas the NR, H&W follows Wolf Creek, which is generally west (N&W side) of New River.

This is the last BDT article to be posted until I return home this coming Thursday.]

Gordon Hamilton
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