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2329
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West Jefferson in Ashe County prospered through railroad shipping, becoming a commercial center for the area. Though the railroad left in the 1970s, retail business, tourism, and the state's only cheese plant helped the town continue to thrive.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 1, June 1995, p10, il
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7013
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West Jefferson in Ashe County owes its origin to the railroad. The town incorporated in 1915, and the Norfolk & Western's Virginia-Carolina line arrived the same year. The line was abandoned in 1972. Today a vibrant downtown district that includes a mix of art galleries, restaurants, and specialty shops attracts tourists. Mountain scenery and the town's proximity to the New River also draw visitors to the area.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 9, Feb 2005, p18-20, 22-23, il, map Periodical Website
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14555
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A travelogue from June 1946 through the western portion of the state records lesser known towns tucked away in the mountains. Departing from Raleigh, the writer stopped in North Wilkesboro, Jefferson, West Jefferson, Boone, Blowing Rock, and Lenoir. Brief sketches of the local businesses, history, and scenery are described for each destination.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 5, June 1946, p3-5, il
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37030
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Old and New Worlds, along with the Renaissance and modern day, meld in the fresco painted by Ben Long, who studied the art form in Italy before bringing it to this Episcopal church’s walls. Long, also the painter of the frescoes in St. Mary’s in West Jefferson, has helped make these churches popular visitation spots, who the author numbered at 50,000 people annually.