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LONESOME PINE TRAIL
In the tunny discussions of tho Lonesome Pine Trail and of its industrial, economic and so cialogtonl value, very little til tontion is paid to ono of tho factors which will enter into the problem to n very marked degree, says Mrs. Marie I). Pef fer, who is engaged in getting out a special Lonesome Pine Trail edition of the Conlfiuld Progress, That factor is the potential income from automo? bile tourists. We are prone to consider highways as ti moans of getting produce to markot, as a means of encouraging interchange of visits and communication be? tween the people of a stale and ns a means of increasing laud and general properly values. In some stales litusd are pr.te. summer und winter stopping places. In addition to location south? western Virginia hus many fea? tures Which will Influence the traveler to choose this route. There is tho unsurpassed beau? ty of tho mountain muds which cannot bo duplicated without miles of travel to tho westward for Wise county's mountains ami valleys rival in beauty the low mountain country und tho Berkshire bills of the east. The rocks, the rivers, tliuc.iv.is, the vlow of ihn valleys from the turns in the roadsolfor constant j surprises for the travolur. Historically, Virginia dittos I back to Mayllowor limes. "Vir? ginia Before the War" is an in? teresting bir. of history and what traveler would not be ciations and tho present day in? ternst tu make it attractive to visitors front without its bor? ders. Virginia lias ihn best devel? oped coal lields nf the world and the country is wild and rugged. No baud of man bus spoiled the natural beauty of Southwest Virginia. For years to come the traveler will look upon the Trail of l he Lonesome fine as passing through a ter? ritory of virgin beauty. Wo Have the Qoods. Putting it in the tersest pos? sible words Virginia hits the goods to oirer visitors from old or states. The highways along which tho visitor can go to in spi>et|tho goods are rapidly be? ing acquired. While very much remains to be done In ihe last. Picturesque East Stone Gap Road I he mad leading from Big Stone Gap to East Stone Gap is perhaps the most beautiful piece of highway in Wise County and is now in fine condition. Tin's view shows where it crosses Powell River ami is only a little ways from the famous "Blue Hole" well known by bathers all over this section. tic.illy all of the factors which have to lie considered, because, in diese si a lei;, out hide of the business of producing and marketing, there is no other business to bo considered Virginia IUi Much la Oiler. Hut Virginia lie-, in that class of states which lias something to olTVr visitors from other slates und the Lonosolnu Pino Trail When completed will rank in that class of highways which are traveled for their scenic beauiv as well as for their in dustrial and social convenience. Southwest Virginia has the advantage of geographical loca? tion With the LoiuMome Pine Trail open to (r.illic lliiv BOUlion of the Country stands to receive the tourist trade fi em the north, the south, the east and the went as tltey migrate by auto to their keen to vinit tin 11 ii nit 11 let I see linn of Virginia that hin mind might wonder ai will ami pie (uro for him I hone days of wealth and struggle The mountain rug ion a of Virginia ami Kentucky have a history of llioii own likened unto ih.< his? tory of mo other staios. Tim Mountain White?, storio? ?f which have reached to the ends of the earth, have made tins region fain ms. Sentiment of roe.>nt yeara for John Pox's novel "The Trail of tho I,one Homo I'ino" will always make Ihis little valley an interesting ime to '.he traveler and who of the movie fans will not bo glad I to travel the mountain road and view for himself the rock a ami cliffs as pictured in the Ulm i "The KuntuckiuiiH." I Summing up therefore, south? west Virginia has the climate, i the scenery, tho historic asso few yours there has been plan-1 iiuil anil parti v cxoeuieil a high? way system second In none in America. Many other states liavn longer Strolches of holier highways than ha- Virginia hut fo?v of the other suites have the natural beauty to nil r or I ho enthusiastic boost.-in in give voice to the project Knowing that wo have I ho goods lot us take note of the territory to which wo might cater. Truthfully speaking, the whole of America ami Call' uila is the logical territory upon which the Lonosomn fine Trail can draw for tourist business Many State? which cater to the tourist trade have aggres? sive organizations, similar to the Lonesome Pine Trail Asso? ciation. The work of these as? sociations is i,> push the good ro.nl.- movement ami to encpur I Beautiful Pike Road Near Big Stone Gap This is a view of the road leading from this place to Lee County and is now a part of the State. Highway System. SHOPPING HINTS FCTR CHRISTMAS GIFTS Let in the sunshine that follows in the wake of music. Make music the companion of your children an'cl home will be more attractive to them. The famous Wurlitzer Pianos on easy terms. The Favorite Stove will bring joy to your wife. The best in the world. Just ask your neighbor. A Few Christmas Suggestions: Globe Wernicke Sectional Book Cases, Cedar Chests, Hall Trees, Phonographs, ChirTor?bes Rugs. EVERYTHING FOR THE HOME W. W. Taylor & Sons Big Stone Gap, Virginia is one possessing Surplus and Profits in ex? cess of Capital, thus giving tangible evidence of Strength and Security. Of the 25,000 Hanks in the United States, only one in ten occupies this proud position. We Are Among The Number Appalachia, Virginia rhe LARGEST and STRONGEST Bank in Wise County "A place on the Roll of Honor is like a man's character--it is something money cannot "buy, hut is won by merit and worth alone."