Liberty Heights Swimming Pool

Do you remember when Martinsville had a concrete pool? By Virginia King   MARTINSVILLE-How did people stay cool in the summers of the 1920s? At that point, Fairystone Park and Philpott Lake had not been built yet. Some may have ventured into the Smith River or nearby creeks. But when the Liberty Heights Pool was...
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A Story About a Boy Going to Town

A Story About a Boy Going to Town Doug Frith was an attorney who lived most of his life in Martinsville and Henry County. After retiring he wrote a book about his life to share with his family.  Upon visiting the Heritage Center and Museum one day, he showed me his book and allowed me...
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Rodman and the Courthouse Cannons

Rodman and the Courthouse Cannons By Johnny E. Nolen                In the year 1841, Thomas Jackson Rodman graduated from West Point Military Academy; number 7 in his class of 52. His first assignment from West Point was ordinance Corps officer at the U.S. Army Allegheny Arsenal in Pittsburg, PA. In 1844 he began working on...
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