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Canal Basin Dig Wood Preservation Project

Bill Trout and Jimmy Moore’s 1983 initial investigation of the James Center first block under construction showed canal boat remnants at the 23’ below street level. The James Center sat on top of and in the Great Turning Basin of the James River and Kanawha Canal. What followed was a massive volunteer canal boat excavation…

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Community Tap Night held at the James River Brewery in Scottsville, February 26th, 2020.

On February 26, 2020 the James River Brewery in Scottsville, VA hosted the VC&NS/JRBF in a fundraising event called the Community Tap Night.  This event came about because Roger Nelson had visited the brewery during a fundraising event for a different nonprofit organization. Roger generously supported that organization by purchasing an ice cold beverage.  Curious…

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Minnie Lee May McGehee, Rest in Peace

“We have come to an end of an era”, said Bill Trout upon hearing the sad news of  Minnie Lee McGehee’s passing. We are sad to announce the passing of VC&NS Lifetime Member, Mrs. Minnie Lee McGehee. Minnie Lee was a lifetime member of the VC&NS. She wrote many articles for The Tiller and wrote many books…