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April 16, 2004, 6 pm: Program by Debbie DeHart on setting up Web site for Levisa River. We will also share highlights of the state meeting.

 

May 21, 2004, 6:30 pm: Program by Janie Owens on Genealogy Research. Meeting at Twin Valley Elementary School, Oakwood, VA.

 

June 15, 2004, 10 am: Daniel Boone and Wilderness Trail Ceremony at Cumberland Gap National Park, near Middlesboro, KY

 

July 7-11, 2004: Continental Congress, Washington, DC

 

August, 2004: No Meeting.

 

September 18,2004: Program: Heath Calhoun Day, Speaker: Heath Calhoun and Various officials. Location: Grundy Community Center. Patriotic.

 

October 29, 2004: Program: Appalachian Music. Speaker: Beth Wright. Hostesses: Nancy Baxter, Frannie Minton, Beth Wright, Jo Testerman, Patty Lynch, & Aimee Cole. Location: Nancy Baxter's Home. Historical.

 

November 11, 2004: Program: Veteran's Day. Veteran's Visit, local nursing home. Also Veteran Day Event, November 6th, National Guard Armory, Richlands, VA - Heath Calhoun, Speaker. Patriotic.

 

December 10, 2004: Program: Christmas Traditions. Speaker: Grace Ratliff. Hostesses: Brenda Ward and Mary Rife. Location: Brenda Ward’s home in Patterson. American Heritage.

 

 

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The Levisa Fork River (also called simply Levisa or the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River) is a tributary of the Big Sandy River, approximately 164 miles (264 km) long, in southwestern Virginia and eastern Kentucky in the United States.

It rises in the Appalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia, in eastern Buchanan County, near Grundy. It flows west into Pike County, Kentucky, where it receives the Russell Fork River and is impounded to form Fishtrap Lake Resevoir, then northwest past Pikesville and Prestonsburg. At Paintsville it turns to the NNE, flowing through Johnson and Lawrence Counties. It joins the Tug Fork from the southwest at Louisa on the West Virginia state line to form the Big Sandy.

The river is partly navigable for commercial purposes through a series of locks. During the 1890-1910 period, no less than eighty-eight steamboats operated on the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy.