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Ashland
     

Ashland

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by Dale Paige Talley
 

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In 1837, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad laid its iron-capped wooden rails from Richmond to Aquia Creek. There, passengers could meet a stagecoach that would transport them to the railroad-owned steamship line and cruise up the Potomac to Washington. In between their outset and destination was a boggy, overgrown area known as the Slashes, which

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In 1837, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad laid its iron-capped wooden rails from Richmond to Aquia Creek. There, passengers could meet a stagecoach that would transport them to the railroad-owned steamship line and cruise up the Potomac to Washington. In between their outset and destination was a boggy, overgrown area known as the Slashes, which seemed the perfect rest stop for weary travelers during the 1850s. The region was renamed Ashland, after native son Henry Clay's home in Kentucky. By 1867, the Civil War had brought economic collapse and a resultant depression, and as a town that had relied on revenue from gambling, horseracing, and other leisure activities, Ashland faced serious challenges to its very existence. Randolph-Macon College, originally in Mecklenburg County, made a deal with Ashland that would save both the town and the nation's oldest Methodist college by reestablishing its campus along their railroad tracks.

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ISBN-13:
9781439612880
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
47 MB
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Meet the Author

Through vintage photographs, diaries, and articles from the pages of the Herald-Progress, the venerable weekly published continuously for more than 100 years, Images of America: Ashland captures the days gone by. Author Dale Paige Talley, an amateur historian with a deep affection for Ashland, has compiled more than 200 photographs and illustrations that depict the life of this railroad town.

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Ashland, Virginia (Images of America Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never was but in res two i couldnt post but could see other peoples post
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lovable res 1 goes by no name
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That stinks. Ima go notify them...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enderfur is at 'burned down'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He looked around happy to have his clan back
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Camp i technically still res one because sparrowstar doesnt want to move even though burrgleam is locked out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't feel like posting a bio right now. Well I'm a white shecat with light grey, grey, and dark grey overlapping patches and my theme song is Tiptoe by Imagine Dragons.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name ; Tigerjay - Age ; 16 moons - Gender ; &female - Appearence ; An orange shecat with light orange stripes along her back with big , warm green eyes - Personality ; Kind , caring , loyal , adventurous - Ken ; Falcontail ((mother.)) Ceaserstar ((father.)) - History ; Just ask &starf Name ~ Raindancer - Age ~ 17 moons - Gender ~ &female - Appearence ~ A dark blue shecat with a white underbelly and tailtip with almond shaped icy blue eyes - Personality ~ Kind - hearted , fierce , overpertective - Ken ~ Unknown - History ~ Doesn't talk much about it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name-look up gender-shecat looks- a rusty brown shecat with cream colored paws and a russet tail tip. Passionate green eyes. Acts-kind and mysterious at times. She is loyal to the end and will never give up. If she fails she will fail dead. Strengths- running climbing and hunting. Crush- Brakenstorm. History-just ask.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hawktalon*** Tom*** A light brown pelt with black stripes and white paws. Shock blue eyes with green flecks.*** Nice and kind but unwilling to trust easily.*** Kin: Brackenstorm*** Mate/crush: None yet**** Brackensrorm*** Tom*** A dark pelt that looks almost black with strange white marks around his light green eyes.*** Nice and very trusting, tempermental*** Kin: Hawktalon*** Mate/Crush:None yet***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hawkstar <br> Brown with white streaks <br> Yellow eyes <br> Kind, caring, loyal, fierce <br> Mate is firesong <br> No kits yet <br> History: Short version: <br> Left ashclan with firesong as apps. Came here. The clan kind of fell apart over time. Rebuilt. Present time. <br> Other: Ask!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: ashstar<p> Age: 34 moons<p> Gender: tom<p> Rank: leader<p> Physical description: grey tom with blue eyes.<p> Personality: kind, gently, strong<p> Mate: none<p> Crush: none<p> Kits: none<p>