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Bristol, Virginia/Bristol, Tennessee (Postcard History Series)

by George Stone
     
 

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In 1852, Joseph R. Anderson purchased 100 acres on the Virginia-Tennessee border with the intent of building a town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Four years later, Bristol was incorporated, and it celebrated its 150th birthday in 2006. Taking its name from the English city, Bristol is also known as the Twin City because of its two distinct towns

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In 1852, Joseph R. Anderson purchased 100 acres on the Virginia-Tennessee border with the intent of building a town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Four years later, Bristol was incorporated, and it celebrated its 150th birthday in 2006. Taking its name from the English city, Bristol is also known as the Twin City because of its two distinct towns with two separate governments--one in Virginia and the other in Tennessee. Postcard History Series: Bristol portrays the city from the late 1800s through its growth during the 20th century and preserves its rich heritage in vintage postcards.

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Founded in 1852, Bristol, Tennessee, celebrated its sesquicentennial just a few years ago. This addition to Arcadia's local favorite Postcard History series extends that celebration to include pictorial images of a hamlet known far and wide as "A Good Place to Live." Chapter headings include "Friends, Neighbors, and Families," "Buildings and Homes," "Street Scenes," "Children," "Education," "Religion," "Work," and "The Birth of Country Music." A portable nostalgia feast.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738553221
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Postcard History Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
820,819
Product dimensions:
6.53(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author


In 2005, author George Stone collaborated with Sonya A. Haskins on Images of America: Bristol. Stone, a freelance writer, is a resident of Bristol and a former sportswriter of 21 years for the Bristol Herald Courier. He lives in Bristol with his wife, Marcia, and children, Michael and Katrina.

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