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"Saving Our History"
Welcome to the Galax Scrapbook, an online collection of early Galax history and current events, all of interest to today’s citizens. The way to start is to click on the "Galax History" link on the left, or the Historical Timeline just below.Also try searching for any name or keyword.
Also to make it easier to read over a period of time, we now first add articles to either the "Latest Flash from the Past" if it is history or to the "Newest Current Event" if it will soon be history but not quite yet. These two categories are to the left just below Home/Login
The Galax Scrapbook, with images of yesterday and today, will help create a greater interest in our town and its future. You can view images like the original First National Bank Building, Medal of Honor winner Sgt Charles Morris, Miss America Kylene Barker or the fire at Vaughan Bassett Furniture CompanyandGalax's Potentate to Kazim Temple, Bill Halsey
We have just copied a large potion of the BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF GALAX ,VA. for the celebration June 13-19, 1976.: The Galax Story, A Town is Born, Industry and Mfg., Government, Schools and Churches, Hospitals, Newspapers, and Some Black History of the Galax Area.with a bit about the Rosenwald-Felts School. You can find this in the "Galax History" Section under "A Compilation of Articles On the History of Galax " " Galax: Life and Times in the History of America"
One of our most viewed pagesYou can click here to see a wide-angle mural of early Galax, a photo images and information about each portion of the photos depicting downtown Galax as it appeared before 1910. 20 buildings are identified and numbered.
Please send us images and/or information to add to this project. Over on the left, click on "Submit information" and your e-mail client will open. Also use it to send "I Remember" short paragraphs, or better yet, send it to John Nunn at
or P O Box 1130 Galax VA 24333 and I will add it for you!
The early history includes pictures of early Galax, its businesses ( like R E Jones and Sons), homes ( Like Cherry Hill home of J A Messer SR.), industries ( like Edwards Chair Co), Street Scenes and the first Taxi in Galax which together created a town that by the1950’s was said to have more industry per person than any other place in the country.
Growing out of two locations of the late 1800’s, Old Town and Blair, Galax was created by a group of men intent on creating a manufacturing locale second to none. With the arrival of the railroad in 1903, Galax (known then as Bonaparte) was off to a good start.
There is a place for Galax School groups like the Cheer Leaders , Graduation Classes such as GHS 1928, local events and other things of interest. There are many people, born and raised in Galax, who are living in other communities but still want to stay connected to their town and friends. Later, its possible that we could offer a blog section for each high school class to help them keep in touch.
The purpose of this website is to introduce and or reaquaint you with the history of Galax - its industrial history, the events that shaped our community and the people who built and sustained it. Be sure to view the entire site.
Again, if you have information to share with this site, feel free to e-mail an article and help add to the knowledge of all. You may also send images and copy by regular mail, or call us and we can arrange to meet with you.
Look around the house for old Scrapbooks and old newspapes, valuable sources for that history about to be lost for ever.
The Gazette has now become available only to those folks with either a subscription to the Paper published 3 times a week or to the online edition. You can sign-up for either or both online.
Thanks for your interest,
John J Nunn
If you would like information on having a Scrapbook Page similar to this for your Community, Club, Church or Business, drop me a line.