Roanoke in Vintage Postcards

Roanoke in Vintage Postcards

by Nelson Harris
     
 

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Officially chartered in 1882, Roanoke is nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains and is often referred to as the "Star City of the South." The history of this remarkable community is captured here through the images of the picture postcard. With the construction of each new bank, school, bridge, and church, the postcard became a convenient way to promote and celebrate… See more details below

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Officially chartered in 1882, Roanoke is nestled among the Blue Ridge Mountains and is often referred to as the "Star City of the South." The history of this remarkable community is captured here through the images of the picture postcard. With the construction of each new bank, school, bridge, and church, the postcard became a convenient way to promote and celebrate the achievement; now, these images preserve a collective record of Roanoke's heritage. See how the area looked in the early 1900s, with its dirt streets, trolley tracks, horse-drawn wagons, and Model Ts. Postcards of succeeding decades frame the growth of Roanoke from a railroad town to the center of commerce and industry in Southwestern Virginia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439629192
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/18/2012
Series:
Postcard History
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
61 MB
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