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Tucker County, West Virginia (Images of America Series)
     

Tucker County, West Virginia (Images of America Series)

by Cynthia A. Phillips
 

This volume tells the story of Tucker County’s history through the visual records of its communities, families, and industries. Carved out of Randolph County, Virginia, in 1856, Tucker County’s early history played out in the farming communities of the Cheat River Valley. Beginning in 1884, the shrill whistle of industrialist Henry Gassaway Davis&rsquo

Overview


This volume tells the story of Tucker County’s history through the visual records of its communities, families, and industries. Carved out of Randolph County, Virginia, in 1856, Tucker County’s early history played out in the farming communities of the Cheat River Valley. Beginning in 1884, the shrill whistle of industrialist Henry Gassaway Davis’s railroad, the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg, woke the area to dramatic changes. New towns like Davis, Thomas, and Parsons grew up and prospered in response to the developing nation’s demand for lumber and coal. The collection features the visual evidence of how the political, economic, and natural landscape of Tucker County changed from 1880 to 1960.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738518008
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
08/01/2005
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
886,698
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Author Cynthia A. Phillips brings together a collection of classic images from all corners of Tucker County. Featured prominently are the lasting images of the people and families who contributed to building these hometowns, the businesses, their schools, and churches.

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