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Bent Mountain Collection

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Title

Bent Mountain Collection

Description

This collection of photographs and documents capture the history of the Bent Mountain area of Southwest Roanoke County, including Back Creek, Cave Spring, Starkey, and Poages Mill. The collection of digital photographs was initiated by Nelson Harris for his book documenting the history of the Bent Mountain area. Harris reached out to members of the community in a effort to acquire photographs of businesses, churches, stores, farms, civic events, schools, orchards, rural life or any other aspects pertaining to the history of the area.

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Contributor

Nelson Harris, Back Creek Civic League, Isaac Sutphin, Cave Spring Baptist Church, Jane Fralin Grisso, Genevieve Henderson, Molly Koon, Lorene Preas, Mauvieleen Altis, Debra Christley, Joyce M. Turman, Walter Henry, Don Debusk, Lynne Mowles, Grandle Meador, Carole Hawkins, David Harris, Bob Stauffer, Marie Saul, Dana DeWitt, Lou Emma Richards, Mary Ann Conner, Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, Ralph Henry, Martha Brizendine, Copper Hill Church of the Brethren, Judy Reed, Kat Jacobs, Lois Reed, Lois Overstreet, Glenn Reed, Sheri Poff, Hazel Brown, Lorie Murray, Alan Fralin, Glenna Wimmer, Gladys King, Ed Frost, Sammy Holt, Cindy Windel, Laura Hall, Tim Hash, Walter Henry, and Frank Stone

Format

digital photographs/documents

Type

Still Image

Items in the Bent Mountain Collection Collection

BM 001 Back Creek School
Students at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 022 Haran PO
1905 postal receipt for Haran Post Office, signed by “D. Kittinger, postmaster”.

BM 023 John Harris Family
Family of John and Sarah (Hayes) Harris. L to R: Sarah Jane, William, Lutie, Susie, Elisha, George, John, Eliza, and Benjamin. The family lived in the Back Creek section of Roanoke County.

BM 024 Martin-Simpson Cemetery
Mountain burial in family cemetery, probably Martin-Simpson cemetery near Martins Creek Road in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 025 Daniel and Louisa Simpson
Louisa (Martin) and Daniel Simpson. The Simpsons lived on Martins Creek Road in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 026 Simpson Home
Home and family of Daniel Simpson on Martins Creek in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 027 William and Mary Grisso
William and Mary Katherine (Poage) Grisso residents of Cave Spring section in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 028 Grisso Home
Home of John and Susie (Harris) Grisso in Cave Spring, Roanoke County. The home burned in 1946.

BM 029 Cave Spring Baptist
Cave Spring Baptist Church

BM 031 R.T. Fralin
R.T. Fralin, Sr., Ran Lynn Drive in Roanoke County.

BM 032 Fralin Home
Fralin home in Cave Spring.

BM 033 Fralin Barn
Fralin barn on Ran Lynn Drive in Roanoke County.

BM 035 Fralin Home
Fralin home on Ran Lynn Drive in Roanoke County.

BM 036 R.T. Fralin
Riley T. Fralin, Sr, and Jr. at intersection of Ran Lynn Drive and Poage Valley Road.

BM 039 Nadine Henderson
Aunt Nadine Henderson takes nephews and nieces for an afternoon ride in Back Creek. Standing L to R: Bobby, Nadine, David and Charles Ed Henderson; On horse L to R: Paige Riley, Ray Henderson Corky, Barbara & Kay Henderson, Brent Riley.

BM 041 Back Creek School
Back Creek School with "new" addition.

BM 042 Back Creek School
Back Creek School.

BM 043 Back Creek School
Students in front of Back Creek School.

BM 044 Back Creek School
Students in front of Back Creek School.

BM 045 Haran Baptist
Haran Baptist Church

BM 046 Haran Baptist
Youth in front of Haran Baptist Church. Front row, L to R: Gaynelle Simpson, Shirley Rierson; Second row, L to R: Preston Webster, Ruby Kirkwood, Nelson Simpson; Back row, L to R: Jimmy Kirkwood, Lorene Simpson, Polly Rierson, Norris Webster

BM 047 Omer Simpson
Omer C. Simpson. Simpson lived on Martins Creek Road.

BM 048 Omer Simpson
Omer C. Simpson

BM 049 Martin Creek Children
First row, L to R: Albert Turner, ? Webster; Second row, L to R: Janette Turner, Nelson Simpson, ?, O.C. Simpson, Jr., Third row, L to R: Francis Simpson, Colleen Grubb, Christine Simpson, Beatrice Peters, ?, Lorene Simpson; Back row, L to R: Vinson…

BM 050 Tinsley and Altis
Hazel Tinsley and Mauvieleen S. Altis in front of Back Creek Elementary School.

BM 051 Back Creek School
W.F. Bolton's 8th grade class at Back Creek School.

BM 052 Altis Group
L to R: Joe Beard, Effie Beard, Mauvieleen Stanley, Nannie Bracy, Edna Altis, Mary Altis, Nannie Altis, Clarence Altis, Clara Altis, Willie Bracy

BM 053 Beard Group
L to R: Joe Beard, Mildred Beard, Charles Altis, Effie Beard, Willie Bracy, Mauvieleen Stanley, Clarence Altis

BM 054 Christley Family
Front row, L to R: William Gilford Christley Jr., Ivy Mae Christley, Louise Christley, William Gilford Christley Sr., Grant Christley; Back row, L to R: Monroe Christley, Elsie Christley, Milan Christley, Glenna Christley, Bertha Christley, Arlen…

BM 056 Christley Family
Front row, L to R: Louise Christley Williams, George Franklin Christley, Iva Mae Christley Ferguson, Elsie Christley, Bertha Christley, ?, Back row, L to R: Bill Christley, Pauline Christley, Monroe Christley, Thora Christley, Milan Christley,…

BM 057 Poage Store
Former Elijah Poage store/warehouse on Old Mill Road in Poages Mill.

BM 058 Christley Family
Photo taken in front of the Christley Homeplace on Mt. Chestnut Road in Roanoke County; Seated L to R: Margaret Powell Christley, Arlen F. “Pete” Christley; Standing, L to R: Keith B. Christley, Warren Christley, Joyce Christley Clowers, Michael…

BM 059 Back Creek School
Back Creek High School. L to R: Gertie Hopper, Glenna Christley, Camile Lavender, Cleda Grisso, Elsie Christley; man at back is Shelton Gates.

BM 061 Back Creek High School
Back Creek High School. Pictured are: Teachers Grant McGhee, Elsie Kennedy and Ann Hogan McGhee, George Beach, Paul Ferguson, Bowman Ferguson, Clifton Grisso, Wilson Moser, Edwin Garner, Aaron Martin, Clayton Tinnell Sr., Kenneth Grisso, Carl Wade,…

BM 065 Reeds Store
Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 066 Fats Reed
Marvin P. “Fats” Reed at the counter in Reed's Store at the intersection of Martins Creek Road and Route 221.

BM 067 Riersons Grocery
Rierson’s Grocery on Route 221.

BM 068 Rock Store
Rock store near Poage Farm on Route 221.

BM 069 Back Creek Elementary School
Back Creek Elementary School under re-construction.

BM 070 Martin, Simpson and Day
L to R: Ned Martin, Omer .C. Simpson, Jr., Charles Day and Gordon Willett (background) at Haran Baptist Church.

BM 071 Martins Creek
The woman sitting in the wagon is Annie Blankenship Martin, the man at right is Olvin Martin; American Chestnut in background; photo probably taken in Martins Creek Road area of Roanoke County. All others unidentified.

BM 072 Martin Women
Photo taken at Thelma Willett’s home. Seated front, L to R: Marilyn Givens, Norma Jean Martin; Seated middle, L to R: Mae Austin Martin, Pearl Martin Wertz; Standing, L to R: Edith Martin Filson, Dorothy Martin Bass.

BM 073 Alfonso Martin
Alfonso Martin, a resident of Martins Creek Road.

BM 074 Tilden Martin
Tilden Hendrix Martin, a resident of Martins Creek Road.

BM 075 Simpson Children
Omer C. Simpson, Jr., Christine Simpson, Lorene Simpson, residents of Martins Creek Road.

BM 076 Nelson Simpson
Nelson Simpson, a resident of Martins Creek Road. Photo probably taken at home of his parents O.C. and Mary Simpson.

BM 077 Martin Siblings
L to R: Tilden H. Martin, Gertrude Martin Duling, Alfonso Martin, Otey Martin.

BM 078 Martins Creek
Back row, far left Annie Blankenship Martin, Olvin Martin; far right Louisa Martin, Daniel N. Simpson. Photo taken in front of the Martin-Simpson homeplace on Martins Creek Road. All others unidentified.

BM 080 Martin Home
Olvin Martin home, built in 1877, was located on Martins Creek Road.

 BM 081 Martin Barn
Tilden Martin and Lamar Martin barn on Martins Creek Road.

BM 082 Band Saw
Idle band saw at Lamar Martin farm on Martins Creek Road.

BM 083 Sam Hailey
Sam Hailey and his work mules.

BM 084 Spray Engine
Raleigh “Buck” Owens' spray engine for use in orchard.

BM 085 Simpson Barn
Omer Simpson barn on Martins Creek Road.

BM 089 Poage Home
Home of Mary (Mollie) Poage across the creek from the Poage farm on Route 221.

BM 090 Poage Farm
Poage home and farm along Route 221.

BM 091 Poage Deed
1840 deed for 66 acres belonging to Jane Poage as part of land granted to her from her father, John Poage.

BM 092 4-H Club
Back Creek 4-H Club.

BM 093 Rettinger Sisters
Sarah Rettinger Henry (left) and Nannie Rettinger Grisso.

BM 094a Henry Home
Home of Samuel Henry.

BM 094b Henry Family
James and Sarah Henry and three daughters in Poages Mill area.

BM 095 BCS Girls Basketball Team
Back Creek School girls basketball team. Pictured are Margaret Henry Hartman and Mildred Henry Dimond. All others unidentified.

BM 096 BCS 1932 Class
Senior Class at Back Creek School

BM 097 Back Creek Students
Back Creek School students. Pictured are Principal Grant McGee, teacher Ann Hogan, who later married McGee. All others unidentified.

BM 100 LDS Chapel
First Mormon chapel in Southwest Roanoke County, located on Bearing Road.

BM 101 Wade Family
W.L. and Icie Wade (seated center) Family.

BM 102 Ferguson Sisters
Ferguson sisters (top) and Christley home on Mt. Chestnut.

BM 103 Ferguson Family
L to R: Rachel Ferguson, Walter Ferguson, Ocieola Ferguson, Isadora Ferguson, Ivie Ferguson, Charles Ferguson, James Ferguson, William H. Ferguson

BM 104 Ferguson Family
Top photo, pictured: Jim Ferguson, Ivie Ferguson, Herbert Henderson, Maggie Ferguson, Margaret Rachel Ferguson, William H. Ferguson, Bertha Wade, Henry Wade . Bottom photo, pictured L to R: Ivie Ferguson, Jim Ferguson, Icie Ferguson, Aunt Paulina,…

BM 105 Margaret and William Ferguson
Margaret Rachel Owens Ferguson and William H. Ferguson.

BM 106 Wade Family
1. Isadora Ferguson Wade, 2. William Lee Wade, 3. Oren Wade, 4. Henry Wade, 5. Barney Owens. Photo was taken at the apple orchard at the Wade home. All others unidentified.

BM 107 Henry Wade
Charcoal drawing of Henry Booker Wade.

BM 108 Pine Hill School Deed
Deed to Pine Hill School, formerly located on Twelve O’Clock Knob Road.

BM 110 Henry Wall
Portion of rock wall, built by Ralph Henry’s great grandfather, along Corntassel Lane. The wall still exists today.

BM 115 Bell Label
Packing label for L.D. Bell and T.M. Bell at Poages Mill.

BM 116 Harvey Poage
Harvey Claytor Poage.

BM 117 Poage Family
Poage Family in front of engine on farm. L to R: Harvey Poage, Bill Poage, Lee Poage, Lucy Poage

BM 118 Charlie Poage
Charlie Poage, son of William Poage, with team of horses in front of Poage farmhouse on Route 221.

BM 119 Back Creek Children
Unidentified children at Back Creek School.

BM 123 Back Creek 6th Grade
6th graders in Back Creek School classroom.

BM 124 Ice Cream at Lunch
Miss Annie Bohon sells ice cream during lunch at Back Creek Elementary School. The ice cream cooler was inside the front door of the school.

BM 125 Back Creek Elementary
Back Creek Elementary School.

BM 127 Back Creek School
Students and teachers in front of Back Creek School. Ann Hogan w/tie upper left of group (principal/teacher),

BM 128 Turner Home
Turner home on Martins Creek Road in its final days.

BM 129 Johnnie and Bertha Grubb
Johnnie and Bertha Grubb making apple butter.

BM 130 Ed Sloan
Ed Sloan, auctioneer, with Harold Ferguson in background

BM 131 Poage Men
L to R: Henry Lee Poage (1891-1960), Arthur Seibert “Ott” Poage (1897-1971), Harvey Claytor Poage (1893-1928) in front of Poage farmhouse

BM 132 Poage Men
L to R: Arthur “Ott” Poage, Henry Lee Poage, Charles Claytor Poage (1848-1931), Harvey Claytor Poage, David Meador

BM 134 Wheeler and Bessie Beckner
Wheeler and Bessie Beckner in front of home, presently located at 7041 Cotton Hill Road

BM 135 Wheeler and Bessie Beckner
Wheeler and Bessie Beckner and John Steele (left) at home on Cotton HIll Road. They logged timber for railroad ties.

BM 136 Beckner Home
Beckner homeplace on Cotton Hill Road.

BM 140 Mildred and Roscoe Meador
Mildred and Roscoe Meador wedding photo; Wheeler Beckner on porch.

BM 141 Grandle, Tina, Alice, Buddy
Grandle Meador, Tina, Alice and Buddy Welcher at Beckner home.

BM 142 Route 419
Aerial view of Route 419 under construction at Chaparral Drive; Penn Forest Boulevard at bottom.

BM 143 Route 419
Aerial view looking north at Route 419 construction. The house and barn were located at the current site of the Roanoke County Administrative Offices on Bernard Drive. The earth moving equipment is at the current intersection of Route 419 and…

BM 144 Green Valley
Aerial view showing Green Valley Elementary School, upper right.

BM 145 Route 419
Aerial view to the northeast of current Route 419 at intersection with Ogden Road. Ogden Road is seen at the top of the photo. At top, right is Ogden Elementary School. The area to the right of the railroad tracks is Cox Communications and Old…

BM 147 Arlene Stanley
House owned by Mrs. Saul, who lived at Starkey; torn down in the 1970s; across from Haran Baptist Church. Stanley family moved there in 1943. Arlene Stanley on porch.

BM 148 Clarence Altis and Robert Carroll
House owned by Mrs. Saul, who lived at Starkey; torn down in the 1970s; across from Haran Baptist Church. Stanley family moved there in 1943. Clarence Altis (left) and Robert Carroll.

BM 149 Roma Stanley and Clarence Altis
House owned by Mrs. Saul, who lived at Starkey; torn down in the 1970s; across from Haran Baptist Church. Stanley family moved there in 1943. Photo taken on Easter Sunday shows Roma Stanley (left) and Clarence Altice.

BM 150 Mauvieleen Altis
Mauvieleen Altis in front of house.

BM 151 Mauvieleen, Robert and Arlene
Mauvieleen Altis, Robert Carroll and Arlene Stanley.

BM 152 Clara Altis and Arlene Stanley
Clara Altis and Arlene Stanley.

BM 153 Arlene Stanley and Clara Altis
Arlene Stanley and Clara Altis at Back Creek Elementary School.

BM 154 Back Creek Girls
L to R: Martha Tinsley, Alrene Stanley, ?, Mauvieleen Altis, Hazel Tinsley, Ethel Stump.

BM 157 Altis Home
Charlie and Minnie Altis home, formerly located on road leading into Old Mill Plantation subdivision from Route 221.

BM 158 Charlie and Minnie Altis
Charlie amd Minnie Altis with Forrest and Florence Sloan.

BM 159 Charlie Altis
Charlie Altis in his apple orchard on hill behind Altice home.

BM 160 Ed and Viola Sloan
Ed and Viola Sloan.

BM 161 Altis Family
Bobby, Joyce, Hazel and Robert Altis.

BM 164 Ballard Family
Sarah and Ballard Martin in front of home. Ballard was a carpenter and farmer.

BM 166 Look Out Lodge
Look Out Lodge postcard, Bent Mountain.

BM 167 Hubert Harris
Hubert Earl “Hub” Harris.

BM 169 Ballard and Sarah Martin
Ballard P. and Sarah Martin

BM 170 Hubert and Ola Harris
Hubert Earl Harris & Ola Agee Harris lived where Starkey ball fields are today.

BM 174 Fralin Baptism
James C. Fralin being baptized in Back Creek at Poages Mill in 1925 by Chris Eller, Brethren minister.

BM 175 Lucy, Molly and Jeff
Lucy Dyer Poage, Molly Gregson, Jeff Gregson, making apple butter at home in the Poages Mill area.

BM 176 Haran Baptist
Haran Baptist Church

BM 177 Poage Family
Mary Catherine “Molly” Poage, Sara Poage (standing, left), Harvey Poage (standing, right), Lee Poage (on lap).

BM 178
Students and teachers in front of Back Creek School.

BM 179 Back Creek School
Students and teachers in front of Back Creek School.

BM 180 Kittinger Chapel
Kittinger Chapel was located on Landmark Circle in Roanoke County. It was razed in the early 2000s.

BM 183 Mary Poage
Mary Catherine Sloan Poage

BM 184 Emily Bohon and Bessie Brown
Emily Bohon and Bessie Brown

BM 185 Ruby Holt
Ruby Holt in front of Holt’s Store on Bent Mountain.

BM 186 Tinsley Home
Home of Dr. E.O. Tinsley on Bent Mountain. The home was called “Sunny Side”. Tinsley’s office was located on right, front corner of porch. The home was on Tinsley Lane. It was razed in the 2000s.

BM 187 Fletcher Holt
Col. Fletcher Holt with a snake around his neck. Holt was a taxidermist on Bent Mountain

BM 188 Clyde Bohon
Clyde Bohon, who bought Holt’s Store on Bent Mountain.

BM189 Fletcher Holt
Col. Fletcher Holt in his store on Bent Mountain.

BM 191 Mount Olivet Baptist
Mount Olivet Baptist Church on Route 221, Bent Mountain.

BM 192 BMHS May Court
May Court at Bent Mountain High School. May Queen (far right) is Carrie Marie Bell; Maid to the Queen (second from right) is Mamie Logan; crown bearer is John Poff, flower girl is Jean Ferguson; Maids are Laura Metz, Bertha Janney, Betty Sisson,…

BM 193 Bent Mountain Marble Players
Marble players at Bent Mountain School. L to R: Hilton King, Herbert Craighead, Namon Conner, Arnold Mills, Melvin Manning (school champion), Harold Thompson, Fletcher Wimmer.

BM 194 Reed's Store
Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 195 Reed's Store
Reed’s Store after the 1948 addition of Dairy Diner, located at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 196 Reed's Store
Interior of Reed's Store, located at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 198 Reed's Store
Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 199 Reed's Store
Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 202 Conner Baptism
Baptism of Mary Ann Conner, wife of G.W. Conner, by Elder Leonard Brammer of the Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, at Fralin home.

BM 203 Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist
Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, located on Roselawn Road.

BM 204 Bellview Primitive Baptist
Bellview Primitive Baptist Church, located on Roselawn Road.

BM 205 Lavinder Home
Hezekiah Lavinder (seated) and his family at their home (located at entrance to Bridlewood, home still standing) off of Route 221.

BM 206 Pigg River Primitive Baptist
Elders of Pigg River Primitive Baptist Association at Basham Church in Stewartsville, Virginia.

BM 207 Laurel Ridge Church
Rendering of original log Laurel Ridge Church by Joey Meador.

BM 221 Haran School
Present-day residence that was the former Haran School, located at 7910 Bent Mountain Road.

BM 222 Ralph Henry
Ralph Henry of the Back Creek Baseball Team. Uniform says Finnell’s, as Finnell & Sons sponsored the team.

BM 223 Back Creek Baseball
Spectators at Back Creek Elementary School for Back Creek baseball game.

BM 225 Heading the Barrels
“Heading the Barrels” at Doc Ferguson’s orchard. L to R: George Yates, Ben Owens, Mr. Minnix, A. Bohon, Doc Ferguson, Will Hokles, Wiley Lavinder.

BM 228 Ration Stamps
Gas ration stamps from 1945.

BM 230 Mount  Union COB
Mount Union Church of the Brethren on Bent Mountain. The original 1896 church building is seen. Rev. Oscar Fike (right) and his parents are on the front steps.

BM 233 Brethren Baptism
Brethren baptism in a creek in Floyd County.

BM 234 Cave Spring Baptist
Cave Spring Baptist Church.

BM 235 Cave Spring Baptist
Cave Spring Baptist Church

BM 237 Cave Spring Baptist
Cave Spring Baptist Church

BM 238 Reed's Store
Reed's Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 239 Reed's Store
Reed's Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

BM 242 Lula Reed
Lula Cole Reed, mother of Marvin “Fats” Reed, at Reed’s Store.

BM 243 Reed's Store
Two unidentified persons at Reed's Store.

BM 245 Haran School
House across road from Reed's Store on Route 221. The house was formerly the Haran School.

BM 247 Starkey Speedway
Starkey Speedway

BM 248 Fruit Growers Telephone Exchange
Fruit Growers Telephone Exchange (was also Luther Bell’s store) located on Landmark Circle in Roanoke County.

BM 252 Starkey Speedway
Aerial view of Starkey Speedway.

BM 253 Starkey Speedway
Stock car racing at Starkey Speedway.

BM 254 Starkey Speedway
Stock car racing at Starkey Speedway.

BM 001 Back Creek School
Students at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 002 Back Creek School
Back Creek School, back row L to R: Bernice Harmon, Charlie Blankenship, Lonzie Janney, Dempsey Grisso, Dean Dores; Second row, L to R: Buster Webster, Edison Likens, Isaac Sutphin, Grover Sink, Harry Cannaday, Grant Christley; Front row, L to R:…

BM 003 Back Creek School
School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 004 Back Creek School
School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 005 Back Creek School
School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 006 Back Creek School
School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

BM 007 Back Creek School
Sophomore Class at Back Creek School: L to R: Billy Agee, Jane Coon, Edmund Chamberlain, Douglas Grisso, Louis Grisso, Hazel Henderson, John Jones, Mildred Jones, Lotherine Lavinder, Sara Lee Poage, Evelyn Webster

BM 008 Back Creek School
Back Creek High School, Junior Class, Front row, L to R: Nancy Poage, Pete Christley, Herbert Henderson, Jr., Norman Lavinder, Mary Bowling; Back row, L to R: Bertha Christley, Carl Wade, Bertha Bohon, Martha Jane Henry

BM 009 Back Creek School
May Day at Back Creek School, L to R: Catherine Bowling, Frances Grubb, Frances Gill, Lotherine Lavinder (Queen), Josephine Grisso, Evelyn Webster; in the front is crown-bearer Nadine Henderson

BM 010 Poages Mill
Mill wheel at Poage's Mill

BM 011 Haran School
School – probably the old log school house first used for Haran School before larger facility was built.

BM 012 Back Creek School
Back Creek High School 4-H Club, L to R: Mildred Bohon, Jane Coon, Josephine Grisso, Geraldine Grubb, Hazel Henderson, Mildred Jones, Sue Lane, Nancy Poage, Sara Lee Poage, Emily Rierson, Cornelia Simpson, Evelyn Webster, Irma Wright

BM 013 Haran School
Haran School, front row, L to R: Blanche Ferguson, Robert Ferguson, Billy Bohon, Geneva Poage, Francis Martin, Mae Agee, Mamie Agee, Mina Day, Gladys Bohon, Claude Puckett, Omer Puckett, Floyd Bohon;
Second row, L to R: Lela Jenny, Nellie Ferguson,…

BM 015 Roland Ferguson School
Roland Ferguson School, located on Twelve O’Clock Knob Road. The teacher was Mildred (Edd) Bell, sister-in-law of Tom and Luther Bell; #1 is Ocie Ferguson, #2 is Icie Ferguson, #3 is Jim Ferguson

BM 016 Haran Baptist
Haran Baptist Church

BM 017 Back Creek School
Students at Back Creek School.

BM 018 Haran Baptist
Haran Baptist Church

BM 021 Kittinger Chapel
Ink sketch of Kittinger Chapel, artist unknown.

BM 255 Sally Lewis
Sally Lewis, resident of Poages Mill area.

BM 256 Ben Lewis
Ben Lewis, resident of Haran area.

BM 259 Woodrum Orchard
Scene at Woodrum Orchard.

BM 262 Elmore Martin
Charcoal drawing of Elmore Martin. Martin served with the 28th Virginia Infantry, CSA. He died in the war.

BM 263 Grisso Family
Grisso Family, L to R: Ellis Grisso, Mary Grisso, Susie (Harris) Grisso, Price Grisso (small child), John H. Grisso.

BM 264 Back Creek
Erecting telephone poles and wire in Back Creek area.

BM 265 J.H. Grisso
Unidentified man examining remnants of splintered oak tree struck by lightning on J.H. Grisso farm, the strike of which killed J.H. Grisso

BM 266 John and Susie Grisso
John Henry and Susie (Harris) Grisso.

BM 267 Back Creek Orchard
Aerial view of Back Creek Orchard Company at foot of Bent Mountain; owned by Woodrum family, R.S. Stearnes, Dr. E.W. Senter, Jack Kefauver and Clinton Craighead

BM 268 Bent Mountain Elementary
Bent Mountain Elementary School

BM 269 Back Creek Elementary
Back Creek Elementary School

BM 270 Dr. Edward Tinsley
Dr. Edward Tinsley ready to start rounds on horseback. His house is in background. Tinsley practiced from 1890 to 1940 in the Bent Mountain area.

BM 271 Cave Spring
Spring at Cave Spring.

BM 272 Reed Family
Enjoying a spin in a Metz car. L to R: Neva, Vera, Elba, Raymond, and Alton Reed.

BM 273 Griding Stone
Native American mortar and grinding stone found near Cave Spring, owned by M.A. Janney

BM 274 Luther Bell
Luther Bell, board of supervisors member representing Cave Spring.

BM 276 Cave Spring Fire Department
Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department.

BM 277 Book Mobile
Roanoke County Book Mobile in front of the Roanoke Count Public Library.

BM 278 Grant Plaza
Grant Plaza at Cave Spring, located at 3901 Brambleton Avenue.

BM 279 Ola and Hubert Harris
Ola Agee Harris and Hubert E. Harris lived in the Starkey area.

BM 280 Sarah and Ballard Martin
Sarah and Ballard Martin in front of home. Home is presently located on Shingle Ridge Road, off of Cotton Hill Road. Grandson Damon Martin is in buggy.

BM 281 Lockett Family
L to R: Alonzo Lockett, Callie Harris Lockett, Pattie Martin at home formerly located across from the old Starkey School.

BM 282 Hubert Harris
Hubert Harris on Salem Avenue in Downtown Roanoke.

BM 283 Lockett-Harris Family
Callie Lockett (seated), L to R: Carol Harris, Alonzo Lockett, Hubert Harris, David Harris, Dorothy Harris

BM 284 Callie Lockett
Callie Lockett (nee Harris). She did not cut her hair after age 16, as she thought it sinful to do so.

BM 285 Alonzo Lockett
Alonzo Lockett in “Dokkie” fez.

BM 286 Harris Home
Harris homeplace along Route 221. It was razed when highway was widened.

BM 287 Central Baptist
Central Baptist Church, Vacation Bible School. Rev. Arnold Williams is in suit at far left.

BM 288 Fralins Produce
Fralin’s produce stand along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

BM 289 Reed Home
Home of Elbe and Essie Reed, located behind Reed’s Store.

BM 290 Bent Mountain High
1936 Graduating Class of Bent Mountain High School; Standing, L to R: Raymond Carr, George Powell, Homer Reed; Seated, L to R: Elois King, Margaret Jamison

BM 291 Reeds Orchard
Reed’s Orchard operation at intersection of Poor Mountain Road and Tinsley Lane. The apple packing shed in photo was built in 1933.

BM 292 Reeds Orchard
Aerial view of Reed’s Orchard, located at the intersection of Poor Mountain Road and Tinsley Lane. The house was built by the Woodrum Family, bought by Homer Reed in 1948 and closed as a commercial orchard in 1995.

BM 293 Coles Egg Farm
Snow being plowed at Coles Egg Farm after a big snow on Bent Mountain.

BM 294 Reeds Store
Elbe Reed in his store (right) on Route 221. The man at left is unidentified, but possibly a salesman. The store also served as Bent Mountain Post Office.

BM 295 Bent Mountain Faculty
Faculty Group at Bent Mountain School; L to R: Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Brook Alderman, ?, Mr. Woods (principal), Ann McGee, Viva Bowles.

BM 296 Bent Mountain School
Student group at Bent Mountain School, mostly unidentified, though it does contain Virginia Walters and Cassie Fralin

BM 297 Bent Mountain School
Group at Bent Mountain School.

BM 298 John Austin
John Philip Austin at his home located across Route 221 from Mt. Union Church of the Brethren. Austin was the first person to have heart by-pass surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

BM 299 John and Virginia Austin
John and Virginia Walters Austin sitting on front porch of home with grandchildren.

BM 301 Back Creek Elementary
Back Creek Elementary School; L to R: Marie Sloan, ?, ?, Gaynelle Simpson, ?

BM 302 Poages Mill COB
Play at Poages Mill Church of the Brethren; L to R: Eddy Grisso, Curt Mowles, Norvell Hurt, Dick Agee, Daisy Long

BM 303 Lorene Simpson and Polly Rierson
Lorene Simpson and Polly Rierson.

BM 304 Stanley Home
House along Route 221, formerly across from Haran Baptist Church.The Stanley Family moved there in 1943. It was razed in late 1960s.

BM 305 Back Creek School
Back Creek School; L to R: Ethel Stump, Mauvieleen Stanley, Lorene Underwood, Martin Tinsley, Arlene Stanley.

BM 306 Mauvieleen Stanley
Mauvieleen Stanley on Route 221 in area of Haran Baptist Church.

BM 307 Stanley Family
Stanley Family in snow in the Haran area.

BM 308 Altis Family
L to R: Clarence Altis, Mauvieleen Stanley, Ida Stanley, Gaye Stanley. The hill behind them is where the King’s Forest subdivision is today along Route 221.

BM 309 Diane Altis
Diane Altis on pick-up in Back Creak area.

BM 310 Look Out Lodge
Look Out Lodge postcard, Bent Mountain.

BM 311 Reno Restaurant
Reno Restaurant card, formerly locate in Starkey area on Crystal Creek Road.

BM 312 Ferguson Family
Roland Ferguson and family in front of their house. The house is located at 5109 Twelve O’Clock Knob Road.

BM 313 40 Acres
“40 Acres” home postcard, Bent Mountain.

BM 314 Back Creek Faculty
Back Creek School faculty photo; L to R: Ella Clark Henry, Rufus Henry, Mary Turner.

BM 315 Hartman Home
Preston Hartman home, Cave Spring.

BM 316 Preston Hartman
Preston Hartman

BM 317 Henry McGuire
Henry P. McGuire of Cave Spring in J.L. Dishong fruit and vegetable wagon.

BM 318 Cave Spring Baptist
Postcard of Cave Spring Baptist Church, showing parsonage and sanctuary.

BM 319 Ott and Lucy Poage
Ott and Lucy Poage at a dance at Back Creek Elementary School.

BM 320 Poffs Garage
Poff’s Garage, Route 221, Bent Mountain.

BM 321 Ruby and Allen Stone
Ruby and Allen Stone, Bent Mountain.

BM 322 Allen Stone
Allen Stone, Bent Mountain.

BM 323 BMMTC Stock
Bent Mountain Mutual Telephone Company stock certificate.

BM 324 Bent Mountain School
“Old” Bent Mountain School.

BM 325 Christo Evangelical
A vacant Christo Evangelical Wesleyan Church in the Bottom Creek area.

BM 326 Bottom Creek COB
A vacant Bottom Creek Church of the Brethren.

BM 327 Elbe Reed Store
Former Elbe Reed store and Bent Mountain Post Office on Route 221 in process of being razed.

BM 328 Fralins Produce
Fralin's Produce along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

BM 333 Ruby and Allen Stone
Ruby and Allen Stone at Union 76 Service Station along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

BM 334 Union 76
Stone’s Union 76 Service Station along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

BM 335 Fletcher Wimmer
Fletcher Wimmer working on family farm. The Wimmers had large cabbage fields. Their farm bordered the Blue Ridge Parkway near the spur road to Bent Mountain.

BM 336 Will Wimmer
Will Wimmer, a farmer at Bent Mountain.

BM 337 Bent Mountain Hunting Club
Bent Mountain Hunting Club. The old club building was located on Callaway Road, off of Route 221 just past Blue Ridge Parkway overpass. Standing, L to R: Will Wimmer, C.F. Holt, Walter Overfelt, Dewey Holt, Doug Lancaster, ?, Woodrow Reed, Jake…

BM 338 Bent Mountain Hunting Club
Unidentified musicians entertain inside clubhouse of Bent Mountain Hunting Club.

BM 339 Bent Mountain Hunting Club
Bent Mountain Hunting Club cabin on Calloway Road, later burned and was replaced with a cinderblock building. Will Wimmer on far right.

BM 340 Bent Mountain Hunting Club
Bent Mountain Hunting Club members ready for a hunt, location unknown.

BM 341 Apple Shed
Marshal Conner’s Bent Mountain Apple Shed produce stand along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

BM 342 King Brothers Mill
King Brothers’ saw mill, formerly located in the Bottom Creek area. The mill was powered by steam engine. Logs were hauled to the site by oxen and horses.

BM 343 Starkey Station
Starkey Combination Station.

BM 345 Grisso-Gates School
Grisso-Gates School building, located on property of 5321 S. Roselawn Road in Cave Spring.

BM 346 Tinsley Lane
Haystacks along Tinsley Lane.

BM 348 Laurel Ranch
Vacation cabin at Laurel Ranch.

BM 349 Starkey School
Starkey School

BM 350 Dr. Joseph Gale
Dr. Joseph A. Gale, a physician at Cave Spring in 1880s.

BM 351 Gale Office
Dr. Joseph Gale’s office in Cave Spring.

BM 352 Gale Home
Dr. Joseph Gale’s home in Cave Spring, later owned by Dr. White.

BM 353 Conner Store
Former store of Clem and Mae Conner along Route 221.

BM 355 Omer and Francis Simpson
Omer Simpson (right) with son, Francis, cutting hay. Simpson's farm was located on Martins Creek Road.

BM 356 Simpson Family
L to R: Nelson Simpson, Omer C. Simpson, Omer C. Simpson Jr., Francis Simpson and unidentified man stacking hay in field. Simpson farm was located on Martins Creek Road.

BM 357 Bent Mountain Hunting Club
Bent Mountain Hunting Club. Back row, L to R: Ruben Holt, Dewey Holt, Will Wimmer; Front row, L to R: Ralph Metz, Howard Nichols, Raymond Wimmer

BM 359 Mormon Group
Mormon Church Group at Back Creek.

BM 360 Conner Family
L to R: Marvin, Jesse, and Betty Conner picking apples in Thompson orchard on Bent Mountain.

BM 361 Finnell & Sons
B.G. Finnell & Sons store on Route 221, near foot of Bent Mountain.

BM 362 Finnells Pool
Finnell’s Pool on Route 221, near foot of Bent Mountain.

BM 363 B.G. Finnell
B.G. Finnell, Sr. in front of his store.

BM 365 Belleview Primitive Baptist
Belleview Primitive Baptist Church on Roselawn Road.

BM 366 Riersons Store
Rierson's Store. This was the original store that stood where Back Creek Elementary School stands today on Route 221.

BM 367 Riersons Store
Temporary Rierson's Store that was used after old store was razed and before new store was built.

BM 369 Fiddlers Convention
Flier promoting "Old Time Fiddler's Convention" at Back Creek School.

BM 370 Music Festival
Flier promoting a music festival at the "new" Back Creek High School.

BM 371 Riersons Store
Rierson’s Store on Route 221.

BM 372 Rierson Family
Maynard Rierson and family.

BM 373 Mr. and Mrs. Rierson
Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Rierson 50th Wedding Anniversary photo.

BM 374 Bent Mountain
Aerial view of Roanoke Look Out Lodge Gift Shop along Route 221 at the top of Bent Mountain.

BM 375 Look Out Gift Shop
Roanoke Look Out Gift Shop on Route 221 at the top of Bent Mountain.

BM 376 George Burris
George M. Burris (right) on a hay wagon, Bent Mountain.

BM 378 Cave Spring High
Cave Spring High School

BM 379 Cave Spring High
Aerial view of Cave Spring High School and Cave Spring Baptist Church.

BM 380 Marvin Thompson and Guy Conner
Marvin Thompson (sitting on barrel) and Guy Conner in Woodrum Orchard.

BM 381 Poages Mill Baseball
Poages Mill baseball team, #1, R.C. Wertz, #2 O.L. Grisso, #3 John Wertz, #4 Bill Grisso, #5 Ott Wertz, #6 Walt Henry, #7 E.B. Martin, #8 John Bowles, #9 R.C. Henry

BM 138 Bessie and Essie Beckner
Bessie Beckner (left) and Essie Mae Beckner.

BM 190 Holt's Store
Col. Holt’s store and house on Bent Mountain. Dr. Hurt’s car is parked in front.

BM382
Annie Vest and Helen Williams in front of Oswald L. Williams' Store on Bent Mountain.