Stories from the River
has been made possible through a grant from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
We are rapidly losing the generation of Middle Fork River residents who know the stories of their ancestors and can recount the way of life before changes brought by the last few decades of development. If we do not capture their stories, in their words with their voices, they will be lost. The MFG provides an avenue for telling these stories through written materials on kiosks along the trail and through oral histories on our web site and social media. We hope that this project engages community members along the river, and provides recognition to the individuals and families that contributed much to their communities. This project will enrich the experience of greenway users while protecting and celebrating our natural and cultural heritage.