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SR083 High Street

FILES

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Dublin Core

Title

SR083 High Street

Description

Salem’s first major population and economic boom occurred between 1880 and 1890 with the development of the railroad. The population during that decade nearly doubled. The Roanoke Collegian reported in 1891, “Building continues, High Street is being graded and widened, the streets are brilliant with electric lights, the laying of sewer pipes is being pursued vigorously.” This card depicts the many improvements made to High Street during that time.

Creator

unknown

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

1915

Contributor

Nelson Harris, George Wade

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Digital Postcard

Type

Still Image

Identifier

sr083

Is Version Of

Salem and Roanoke County in Vintage Postcards by Nelson Harris (2005)

Citation

unknown, “SR083 High Street,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed June 25, 2022, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/sr083.