This steam engine is powering a threshing machine up No Business Creek.
Agriculture was once the primary occupation of the people of Bland County. Ridges were once sprinkled with hillside farms and every holler had at least one homestead. These are forested and overgrown now and the sound of children's laughter and the lowing of farm animals only a distant memory. Thousands of Bland Countians followed that great Southern migration to the industrial Midwest and Northeast. Those that remained, remember what it was like.
 Virgie Bailey

Blanche Compton 


Brooksie Umbarger

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