Published May 29, 2020

Voices of the Dan River mini-documentary features oral histories with local Caswell County, NC residents Hosanna Blanchard, Joe Graves, Elizabeth Lassiter, Earl Richmond, and Vanessa “Twinkle” Richmond-Graves. Their stories explore the experiences of growing up, living, and working in a river community. 

This project was completed in partnership by DRBA and the Thomas Day House through funding from History United (an initiative of the Danville Regional Foundation) as part of the History Harvest Program in 2015.


In this video, Caswell County residents share their stories and memories of growing up in the Dan River region.

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