Harrisonburg, VA (Images of America Series)

Harrisonburg, VA (Images of America Series)

by Scott H. Suter, Cheryl Lyon
     
 


First settled in 1737 by members of the Thomas Harrison family, the town of Harrisonburg was recognized by the Virginia House of Delegates in 1780 as the seat of the newly-formed Rockingham County. Always looking forward, the town fathers proclaimed a grand industrial future for the town by the 1890s, and Harrisonburg was incorporated as an independent city in… See more details below

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First settled in 1737 by members of the Thomas Harrison family, the town of Harrisonburg was recognized by the Virginia House of Delegates in 1780 as the seat of the newly-formed Rockingham County. Always looking forward, the town fathers proclaimed a grand industrial future for the town by the 1890s, and Harrisonburg was incorporated as an independent city in 1916. By the mid-20th century, planned growth, urban renewal, and nearby Interstate 81 had transformed the small town into a metropolis. The remarkable photographs reproduced in Harrisonburg offer glimpses of Harrisonburg's growth from a crossroads trade center to the host of an interstate clover leaf.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738515588
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Images of America Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,338,944
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.38(d)

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