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Transferring Traditions

Ozella’s painting of log house Two centuries ago yeoman farmers transferred traditions rooted in the 18th century to their new homeland in the Eleven Point River Valley. A great-grand-daughter of pioneer William Looney, Ozella Miller, married Andrew Jackson Upshaw, a great-grandson of another pioneer Reuben Rice.  In her 80s Ozella picked up a paintbrush for…


Education

  The value of the Rice-Upshaw House and William Looney Tavern as sites of heritage tourism is a given.  Their value as “silent educators” is equally important.  The log structures serve as an education lab for students of all ages, elementary to graduate, and a wide range of academic disciplines, allowing them to connect their…