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Harley T Ford

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Nov 4, 2011
 
We will soon be relocating to this area and would like to find out more about the history of the community of Ivanhoe. Does anyone know of a good source? Maybe books or articles written on the subject?
Uhm

Marion, VA

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Nov 7, 2011
 
Holy God, I hope you are not serious about relocating in Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is a complete shithole that should be nuked from orbit. Could of been used to film Deliverance.
Harley T Ford

Knoxville, TN

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Nov 8, 2011
 
Uhm wrote:
Holy God, I hope you are not serious about relocating in Ivanhoe. Ivanhoe is a complete shithole that should be nuked from orbit. Could of been used to film Deliverance.
I assume you're talking about down town Ivanhoe. I'm not moving into downtown, although there are some interesting old structures . I've spent quite a bit of time around Ivanhoe over the past few years, and have yet to meet any assholes, just nice friendly people. If assholes exist, be fore warned, I invented assholeism and if not treated with the proper respect it will surface. Anyway, I think the area has a lot to offer with the New River and the trail, so maybe it's people with your attitude that holds the place back. By the way, do you think Ned Beatty had the hardest part?
Harley T Ford

Knoxville, TN

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Nov 8, 2011
 
Sorry, got caught up in Uhm's comment. Still looking for sources on the history of Ivanhoe.
Joe

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Jul 8, 2012
 
Like your attitude and I agree with your perspective on the area. The Ivanhoe Civic League, which is located in one of the nice old buildings in town, loaned me a two volume history of Ivanhoe. The area is rich in cultural and natural history. I have not been able to acquire these volumes but would love to do so.

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Jul 16, 2012
 
Joe wrote:
Like your attitude and I agree with your perspective on the area. The Ivanhoe Civic League, which is located in one of the nice old buildings in town, loaned me a two volume history of Ivanhoe. The area is rich in cultural and natural history. I have not been able to acquire these volumes but would love to do so.
Thanks for your response. I'll look into this. Really would like to find more history of this area.

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Aug 21, 2012
 
I'd love to get my hands on any primary source about Ivanhoe. My husband has a house up there.

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Aug 22, 2012
 
Joy Mack wrote:
I'd love to get my hands on any primary source about Ivanhoe. My husband has a house up there.
Me, too!

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Aug 25, 2012
 
Joy Mack? Do you have a split personality? Or are there just one of you....or two of you....or one of you??????

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Sep 2, 2012
 
Harley T Ford- wrote:
Joy Mack? Do you have a split personality? Or are there just one of you....or two of you....or one of you??????
No, just being stupid. Just the one.

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Sep 5, 2012
 
Joy Mack wrote:
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No, just being stupid. Just the one.
There's no room for stupid in Ivanhoe. We've got it goin' on.

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Sep 6, 2012
 
Harley T Ford- wrote:
<quoted text> There's no room for stupid in Ivanhoe. We've got it goin' on.
Just like with many small towns, Ivanhoe had a great heyday. I adore it up there...except when folks leave deer carcasses around.

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Sep 6, 2012
 
Joy Mack wrote:
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Just like with many small towns, Ivanhoe had a great heyday. I adore it up there...except when folks leave deer carcasses around.
Hell, they do that everywhere. I don't like it one bit, but one time I talked to a Game Warden...Conservation Policeman, as they're called now for some reason, and was told that the scavengers cleaned them up. This was in Smyth county, but that seems the attitude everywhere.
Tammy

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Oct 2, 2012
 
Joy Mack wrote:
I'd love to get my hands on any primary source about Ivanhoe. My husband has a house up there.
I was raised in Ivanhoe and lived there for 28 years before I had to move. If anyone could tell me where i could find the two copies like the Civic league has I would be eternally grateful! My e-mail is fishert66@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!
Brian

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Jan 31, 2013
 
Tammy wrote:
<quoted text> I was raised in Ivanhoe and lived there for 28 years before I had to move. If anyone could tell me where i could find the two copies like the Civic league has I would be eternally grateful! My e-mail is fishert66@yahoo.com. Thanks so much!
Both are out of print. Hard to find. Might be able to get via inter-library loan. VT library has copies

Ivanhoe, Virginia / edited & compiled by Helen M. Lewis and Suzanna O'Donnell ; the Ivanhoe History Project ; design & layout by Maxine Kenny; computer layout design by Bruce Carillon.
Brian

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Jan 31, 2013
 
Remembering our past, building our future
Author: Helen Matthews Lewis; Suzanna O'Donnell
Publisher: Ivanhoe, Va.: Ivanhoe Civic League,1990.
Earl

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Feb 2, 2013
 
If the new dump was in and by the river it would be gone.

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Feb 2, 2013
 
Earl wrote:
If the new dump was in and by the river it would be gone.
Earl.....I like you when you imitate John the queer.....and torment Gaydog.....but I happen to like Ivanhoe.....so please leave it alone.

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Feb 4, 2013
 
Brian wrote:
Remembering our past, building our future
Author: Helen Matthews Lewis; Suzanna O'Donnell
Publisher: Ivanhoe, Va.: Ivanhoe Civic League,1990.
Found a $10 copy on Amazon and ordered it.

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Feb 6, 2013
 
Joy Mack wrote:
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Found a $10 copy on Amazon and ordered it.
Me too....I hope we didn't order the same one. Confirmation says mine shipped today 2/6. I order from Amazon all the time....don't know why I didn't think of it before. Good luck...and I hope we learn a lot!

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