COOTES STORE, Rockingham County, Virginia
Shenandoah Valley

In 1921, the students of Cootes Store Schoolhouse produced a hand-written magazine called "EVERGREEN" in which the 6 to 17 years old students described the Cootes Store village and its surroundings

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1885 map of Cootes Store

Cootes Store
The Landscape
The Way It Was
The School
Hunting & Fishing
First Graders
The Students
Cootes Home
Cootes & Co.
Family Bible 1
Family Bible 2
Flood of 1936
Cootes Store 1999
Chimney Rock 1999
Gap Rock 1999
Samuel Cootes
Cootes Deeds (1821 to 1881)
1885 Map

Magazine, 1921

Cover of EVERGREEN magazine

Edith E. Fulk, Editor, 17

Since our school is located in such a beautiful spot it may not be understood why we selected the name "EVERGREEN". There were many names that might have been selected from the location that would have been more appropriate, but we thought that this one would include the purpose of our little magazine as well as the local setting.

It is surrounded by the laurel, cedar, and arbor vitae, which are evergreen. The little articles, which we have written and collected are to keep our memories green with local history and beauty. We ask the judges not to pass us by but to read our efforts with care. We hope it will give you as much pleasure to read this as it did us to write and collect it.

We wish to thank Messrs. A. M. Turner, Benjamin Turner, E. A. Cootes, Mrs. Hyde and others for their help in giving us material for our articles.

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Cootes Store 1895

[The Evergreen magazine does not have any photographs, all photographs are provided by Carolyn Cootes, author of this web site and the great great great granddaughter of Samuel Cootes].
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  Tommy Hoover, Frank Cootes, Paul Neff, Issac Wittig, Newt Dunivan, Issac Stepp, Will Orebaugh


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  Cootes Store 1896


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  Cootes Store 1896