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Southwest Virginia Crossroads: An Almanac of Place Names and Places to See

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Southwest Virginia Crossroads explores a 17 county region adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and explains how more than 750 places took their names, including Haysi, Frog Level, Whitetop, Goose Pimple Junction, Butcher Knife, Burke's Garden, Lebanon and Fancy Gap. Featuring 39 maps and 138 original photographs, this illustrated history and guide also points the way to rivers, lakes, museums, roadside oddities, historic sites, fishing spots and 50 waterfalls from Blacksburg to ...
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Overview

Southwest Virginia Crossroads explores a 17 county region adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway and explains how more than 750 places took their names, including Haysi, Frog Level, Whitetop, Goose Pimple Junction, Butcher Knife, Burke's Garden, Lebanon and Fancy Gap. Featuring 39 maps and 138 original photographs, this illustrated history and guide also points the way to rivers, lakes, museums, roadside oddities, historic sites, fishing spots and 50 waterfalls from Blacksburg to Abingdon, Bristol, and Big Stone Gap.
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Editorial Reviews

Abingdon Virginian
It's a mesmerizing, detailed, brilliantly researched account of our region which will make the public proud of where they came from.
—C. Robert Weisfeld
Country Current
It gives Southwest Virginia a voice, and illustrates the charm and beauty of our locality.
—Maggi Elliott
Kingsport Times-News
Fascinating and well-illustrated.
—George Thwaites
Style Weekly
The kind of book you want to own.
—Valley Haggard
The Roanoke Times
Possibly the most comprehensive body of work on the rural mountainous western part of the state.
—Lynn Davis
The Virginian-Pilot
A crackerjack guidebook ... A jewel box of wayfaring treasure.
—Bill Ruehlmann
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570722561
  • Publisher: Overmountain Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/15/2004
  • Pages: 166
  • Product dimensions: 8.42 (w) x 10.96 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of Radford University, Joe Tennis is an award-winning features writer and columnist for the Bristol Herald Courier and a frequent contributor to Blue Ridge Country and Appalachian Voice. The author's articles on music, recreation, travel, and history have won awards from the Virginia Press Association, Tennessee Press Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association.
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