Bedford County, Virginia (Images of America Series)

( 3 )

Overview


From September 1963 to March 1966, the waters of the Roanoke and Blackwater Rivers were dammed at Smith Mountain Gap to form Smith Mountain Lake. The dam's primary purpose was to generate electricity. However, a recreation destination, an obvious by-product of the $66-million project, followed. Over the next four decades, marinas, resort condominiums, waterfront homes, an airport, and a state park were added. Even Hollywood came to the area in the early 1990s to film a portion of the Touchstone Pictures film ...
See more details below
Paperback
$17.40
BN.com price
(Save 20%)$21.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (2) from $16.58   
  • New (1) from $16.58   
  • Used (1) from $72.99   
Sending request ...

Overview


From September 1963 to March 1966, the waters of the Roanoke and Blackwater Rivers were dammed at Smith Mountain Gap to form Smith Mountain Lake. The dam's primary purpose was to generate electricity. However, a recreation destination, an obvious by-product of the $66-million project, followed. Over the next four decades, marinas, resort condominiums, waterfront homes, an airport, and a state park were added. Even Hollywood came to the area in the early 1990s to film a portion of the Touchstone Pictures film What About Bob? Though the Smith Mountain Lake communities continue to grow, vestiges of an earlier rural farm life remain. Images of America: Bedford County tells the story of this transition from farming community to bedroom community for nearby Lynchburg and Roanoke.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738567273
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 10/15/2008
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,368,628
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Author Ben Martin, a resident of Roanoke and farm owner in Moneta, grew up in an earlier Smith Mountain Lake era, when tourists, boats, and water skis meshed with his boyhood experiences of tractors, barns, and milk cows. He is a graduate of Roanoke College in Salem and is director of the radio reading service at WVTF public radio.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 The Early Days 9

2 Down on the Farm 23

3 Country Folk 49

4 "Dr. Sam" 59

5 Ridin' the Rails 71

6 School Days 79

7 Early Smith Mountain Lake 93

8 County Seat 101

9 Hollywood Comes to Town 117

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Posted May 11, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Not really impressed with this book

    I bought this book for my dad cause he likes history books and he grew up and currently lives in Bedford County, but there were no pictures or anything about the area of Bedford county beyond Huddleston/Moneta area. there is no mention of Blue Ridge, Villamont, Thaxton, Montvale, and barely any pictures or mention of Bedford City which is half of Bedford county...we both were really disappointed in the book since it left a HUGE portion of the Bedford county out of the book...a better title would have been Huddleston, virginia or Moneta, Virginia since those are the only two areas it centered around.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)