In the heart of the Appalachians, where in the process of time New River has ground its way into the hills, there is a place known as Round Bottom; to the Gwinns, the most beautiful place on earth, because it is home. Home, not only because the family was born and raised there, but also because they grew, and became a part of that which makes life beautiful.

- From an unpublished manuscript by Laban Gwinn, son of George Loomis Gwinn and Rosa Spade Gwinn