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Rivers House Park

§  The Rivers Property was built in 1929 by Robert Campbell Rivers, Jr., the first publisher of Boone’s Watauga Democrat Newspaper as well as publisher of the Blowing Rock Rocket and Avery Journal in Newland. Eventually his daughter, author Rachel Rivers-Coffey, and her husband, photographer and reporter Paul Armfield Coffey, took over ownership and publication of the newspaper. Rachel and Paul published the newspaper until they sold the company in 1994. It was Rachel Rivers-Coffey’s wish to donate her family’s property and house to the Town of Boone. The Town accepted the property as a piece of local history and to preserve the natural beauty of the property for the citizens of and visitors to Boone.  
Rivers family at Christmas
Rivers

UPCOMING EVENTS

SUMMER CONCERTS
Summer Concerts at
The Jones House
FREE Every Friday at 5:00
828.268.6280 
FIRST FRIDAY ART CRAWL
Fri, August 5, 6:30-8:00 pm
FREE Admission
Jones House Galleries
OPEN JAM SESSION
Every Thursday 7:30-11:00 pm
Jones House

For more information visit:
      JONESHOUSE.ORG