The Dungannon Roots booklet is now available through the Dungannon Development Commission. The Dungannon Historical Committee assembled articles about Dungannon's pre-history, the pioneer settlers and Patrick Hagan, founder of Dungannon. Howard A. MacCord, a former Virginia State Archeologist and Dr. Cliff Boyd of Radford University describe the prehistory of the Clinch Valley with emphasis on the Flanary Historical Site where there are traces of the past 10,000 years. Exploring the time of the pioneer settlers is an article by Julia Ince "Duncan's Fort and the Earliest European-American Settlers" and Dale Honeycutt's "Stephen Osborne, Pioneer Settler of Clinch Valley, Virginia". Betty Salyer wrote "Cox-Flanary Farm: Past and Present". The final article gives newly researched information about Patrick Hagan who in the late 1800's named Dungannon after his home community in Ireland. The cover is a photograph of a tree along the Clinch River that has three large exposed roots.
For more information contact Dungannon Development Commission, Inc. at (276) 467-2306.
April 2nd, 2014 4:00 pm by GEORGE THWAITES
Former Cubs player Dave Hillman, right, and author Gaylon White autograph books on Tuesday at Eastman's Toy F. Reid Center in Kingsport. (Dave Grace photo)
KINGSPORT — During Tuesday's book signing at Eastman's Toy F. Reid Employee Center gift shop, a fan handed 86-year-old Dave Hillman a pair of vintage baseball cards to sign.
One depicted Hillman with the Chicago Cubs in 1958.
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