History Lovers’ Haven

Photography by Kevin Hurley In the year 1820, a prosperous settler named John Gray purchased a large plot of land south of the bustling frontier town of Fincastle. Gray, who later became the sheriff of Botetourt County, planned a home…

Holiday Cheer | At Ridgewood Farm

Photography by Kevin Hurley Driving up to Beth and Richard Macher’s home, Ridgewood Farm, is like stepping back in time. It sits atop a gentle rise on the southwestern side of Salem. Local tanner Samuel McVitty originally built the sprawling…