Name: The Dew Drop Inn, by Evelyn Edson
Beijing Kitchen, 440 Valley Street, ca. 2017
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Daily Progress, Newport News, Virginia, 12 August 1986, pp. 15-16, "Riverside Town Bends" by Bruce C. Ebert of Scottsville Va, contains the following photo and discussion of the Dew Drop Inn's role in the TV show, "The Waltons:
On television show, "The Waltons," one character worked at the Dew Drop Inn
in Scottsville. Series creator, Earl Hamner, Jr., lived in Nelson Co., VA.
Staff photo by Scott Kingsley
If you watched the 1970's dramatic series, "The Waltons," on television, you might remember Ben Walton and his job as a musician at a tavern called the Dew Drop Inn in Scottsville.
Well, it's real - just down the street from the Thacker Brothers Funeral Home. Inside, there is nothing to even suggest "The Waltons," but regulars say tourists ask whether this is the Dew Drop Inn in Scottsville.
The real John-Boy Walton, writer Earl Hamner, Jr., grew up in neighboring Nelson County and would come to Scottsville with his mother. Here he would climb up, down, and all around the furniture at Thakers' funeral home, which, more than just a business, is a clearinghouse for local news.
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