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This collection consists of 6 record storage boxes of genealogical information compiled by Mary Burks Dean over the course of many years. Included is research on her ancestral lines as well as those of others. The information herein is arranged as…

WilsonCarolynSue.mp3
Interviewer: Kitty Bridgewater
Interviewee: Carolyn Sue Wilson
Date: 25 February 2018
Duration: 1:22:48
Transcription prepared by: Kitty Bridgewater

Kelly, Grace Miss (compressed).mp3
Interviewer: Ashleigh Griffin; Princess Carter
Interviewee: Miss Grace Kelly
Date: 24 February 2018
Duration: 1:41:40
Transcription prepared by: Ashleigh Griffin

Black, Antonp1.MP3
Interviewer: Caitlyn Lewis; Kitty Bridgewater
Interviewee: Anton Black
Date: 22 February 2018
Duration: 66:22
Transcription prepared by: Caitlyn Lewis

Forrest, Larry.MP3
Interviewer: Princess Carter
Interviewee: Larry Forrest
Date: 15 March 2018
Duration: 50:08
Transcription prepared by: Princess Carter

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Two N&W locomotives prepare to pass one another heading to and from the West Virginia coal fields.

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Loaded coal cars awaiting shipment from an N&W coal tipple. Note the different grades of coal being loaded. During World War II, the United States Navy almost exclusively used N&W coal for its Atlantic fleet.

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Diesel Engine No. 322 pulls a consist of coal through Virginia. The switch to diesel was difficult for N&W given its commercial investment in coal.

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This is the view across the flat yard at Norfolk, Virginia. Hoppers would wait in the yard to be emptied.

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Engine No. 2146 pulls a load of coal. In the 1940s, N&W served the following seven coal districts: Kenova, Thacker, Tug River, Pocahontas, Clinch Valley 1 & 2, and Radford.

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This consist of coal includes some hoppers from the Virginia Railway, which had been acquired by N&W in 1959.

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Norfolk & Western's passenger service ceased in 1971. Here is the Pocahontas on her last run, traveling eastbound at Blue Ridge, Virginia. An estimated 100,000 spectators lined the route to catch a glimpse of a passing era.

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An industrial hoist rests in the yard at Roanoke. Notice the huge pulleys hanging from the arm. Engine No. 131 is in the background.

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The Birmingham Special moves northbound, having detoured through Waynesboro, Virginia, on account of a washout on the Southern Railway's main line between Monroe, West Virginia and Charlottesville, Virginia. The Special was among a number of other…

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Engine No. 550 is a later example of the steam locomotive used by N&W. The crew poses for a picture in Roanoke.

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Employees of the Roanoke freight office.

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This photograph of a bygone era shows a racehorse car with an auction occurring on the platform car. Taken by George Davis of Roanoke, it hints at the possible location of the auction. There were several racehorse tracks in the Roanoke Valley at…

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Frederick J. Kimball was one of the most forward-thinking of the early N&W presidents. He was so respected, the citizens of Big Lick voted to change its name to Kimball in his honor. He declined and suggested the location be called Roanoke, which…

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An interior view of a Pullman car after being made into a sleeper.

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Norfolk & Western always kept a spare for every part necessary to cargo operations.

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Loaded coal cars await their turn at the car-dumping machine. Upwards of 400 cars of coal are required to fill the large colliers.

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This photograph shows one of the largest loads of coal cargo on a single ship at Lambert's Point. A total of 493 carloads were required.

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The Class J 600 is pulling a Southern Railway streamlined passenger train. The Class Js were built between 1941 and 1950.

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This passenger train stops in Ivanhoe, Virginia. Passenger service would serve as a popular form of distance travel until the emergence of the automobile.

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Passenger coaches changed significantly over time. Once elaborate and finely appointed coaches evolved into more basic design, as seen in passenger coach No. 1650.

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An interior view of a N&W passenger coach. Notice the oil lamps. Although beautiful design features, these lamps would often shatter during an accident, spilling their fuel into the car. Resultant fires sometimes killed more passengers than the…

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An interior view of an express car used by N&W. Express cars held all kinds of freight, from passenger baggage to commercial merchandise.

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A stock train rolls through the Virginia countryside. As a way to encourage agribusiness, N&W operated a working farm at Ivor, Virginia for some years around 1910-1915.

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Freight Locomotive No. 1203 rests on the turntable at Shaffer's Crossing in Roanoke.

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The old Class M engine was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1883. N&W owned two of these engines, Nos. 94 and 95, as shown here.

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Engine No. 93 was a small shifting engine used at Roanoke Machine Works. It was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1883.

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Engine No. 72 is another example of a Class U locomotive built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1892. This passenger locomotive weighed in excess of 132,000 pounds and was later converted to simple cylinders.

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Passenger Engine No. 90 was an example of many engines purchased by N&W in its early years from Baldwin Locomotive Works. Engine No. 90 was a Class A engine.

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Welch, West Virginia. The old N&W station is in the foreground; the courthouse is atop the hill and businesses are at left.

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The "Jawn Henry" was the nickname for this combination steam-electric locomotive. It was N&W's last-ditch effort to give steam one last try. The engine had 12 traction motors, weighed in at 1.1 million pounds, and was 161 feet long. Delivered in…

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Engine No. 102 rolls out of assembly at the Roanoke Shops and employees pose for the customary photograph of the engine.

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This engine was a Class W-1, 2-8-0 type and was originally built by the Roanoke Shops in October 1900.

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The Portsmouth Freight Office included (from left): L.M. Dory, Gus Kehrer, Fred Dressler, S.R. Crawford, T.M. O'Connor, and Theodore Doty.

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The Bluefield Yard in 1888. In that year, the N&W organized

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A hopper car loaded with coal coasts down the "hump" incline toward classification tracks at the Portsmouth, Ohio freight yard. This car is half-way through the master retarder. The scale house and assistant yard master's office are located in the…

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Freight cars line up outside a coal-cleaning and prep plant near Gary, West Virginia. The N&W relied heavily on many of the larger coal mines and facilities throughout West Virginia.

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To keep passenger coaches looking good, the railroad regularly sent them through a mechanical washing facility.

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Here is but one example of how mechanization assisted significantly in the maintenance of tracks. A machine removes cross ties for the crew.

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Interior view of a typical N&W dining car.

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Interior view of a typical N&W lounge car.

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A postcard image of the N&W depot at Salem, Virginia. The depot still remains, although the shed at the tracks was dismantled many years ago. During the 1930s, depots like this dotted the lines of the N&W. Few remain today, either abandoned or in…

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Wreck at Powhatan, West Virginia. Notice the double-tracking in the image. Unfortunately, the development of adequate rail safety technology was years from completion, making railroading a dangerous profession.

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An aerial view of Bellevue Yard in Ohio, looking east. The classification yard is at left center and immediately to the right is the car repair facility. In the distance are the receiving and departure yards.

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Engine No. 54 with her crew (from left): Engineer E.H. Jones, Fireman Guy Emery, and Conductor Lloyd Pugh. The train was running between Sardinia and Hillsboro branch, and the main line of the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, and Virginia Railroad.

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Shop employees and crew of Engine No. 205 in Roanoke, shortly after the locomotives construction.

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Class Q Engine No. 516 pulls into a depot at Nolan, West Virginia. The engine was originally put into service in April 1882. Crew members are servicing both passenger and express cars.

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An early example of freight locomotives used by N&W was Engine No. 264.

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The crew of Engine No. 19. This engine, like most of the engines used by N&W in its infancy, was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works.

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One of N&W's largest freight stations was in Roanoke. Depicted are unidentified freight station employees. The average annual wage for railroad workers in America at the turn of the century was $740, much higher than the average American wage.

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Car yardmen at Kimball, West Virginia. As the coal mines opened, the number of men employeed by N&W soared, bringing economic opportunity to many West Virginia families.

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The old car record office at Portsmouth, Virginia. Shown from left are: Floyd Chabot (seated), Paul Jones, S.A. Highfield, H.H. Hester, and John Farley.

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The Norfolk and Western Male Chorus consisted of African American employees who toured and performed hundreds of concerts. Here, the chorus performs at Roanoke's Academy of Music. The chorus was of such a high caliber that one needed an audition to…

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The "Wheel Rollers" of the Roanoke Shops include (front left): Earl Dunning, John Cantry, Charles Wiley, Monk Wiggins, and Thomas Campbell. The Wheel Rollers competed in wheel rolling competitions around the nation and always placed high.

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The depot at Grundy, Virginia was reminiscent of many rural depots that lined the tracks of the N&W.

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When passenger services encompassed long distances, dining service was offered. While cooks had to operate in a relatively confined space, they prepared full-course meals as good as any fine restaurants.

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A small coal yard in West Virginia. N&W pioneered and developed the state's coal industry.

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Engine No. 382 runs the steepest grade of all - a sustained three percent grade to the summit at White Top Station. This run, affectionately known as the "Virginia Creeper", ran between Abingdon, Virginia and West Jefferson, North Carolina. Here,…

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Coal was not the only export transported by N&W. This image shows freight docks and a grain elevator at Sewall's Point at Norfolk. Pier A is in center foreground.

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Aerial photograph of N&W freight docks at Lambert's Point near Norfolk.

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The Powhatan Arrow on one of its runs. The Arrow traveled along a diverse scenic route through Virginia's Dismal Swamp, the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Alleghanies, and into the West Virginia coal fields.

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Here, a former N&W mail car is a museum display. Notice the period mail bag hanging from its post. As the train would pass, the mail clerk would position the hook, grab the bag, and then begin the sorting process inside the car.

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The Dynamometer was pulled by locomotives to determine their actual horsepower and potential speeds. Such calculations were extremely important for effeciently moving freight over different grades and distances. The ability of the locomotive to do…

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Two employees examine car wheels at the Roanoke Shops. C.G. Wiley is at right; the man at left is unidentified. Unfortunately, African American employees of the N&W could not be promoted beyond entry-level positions until the passage of the Civil…

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The depot in Ivor, Virginia.

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The N&W passenger station at Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Shown here is the back, lower level of the Roanoke passenger station three years before the Raymond Loewy renovation.

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Taken from the Roanoke passenger station, this photograph shows the Birmingham Special in the background and the Pocahontas in the foreground..

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An interior view of the erecting shop at Roanoke showing an engine's assembly in progress.

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Employees repair an N&W locomotive at the Roanoke Shops.

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The N&W, like all major railroads, served its country well during World War II for the movement of troops and military freight. In fact, passenger service reached its zenith during wartime. While the exact location of this scene is unknown, it…

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The station at Christiansburg, Virginia awaits freight and passengers. Note the mail and express carts to the right.

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One of the largest freight depots along the N&W line was in Roanoke. Today, the freight depot is home to the Virginia Museum of Transporation, wherein are housed many N&W artifacts and archival material, as well as some steam engines in the outdoor…

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Engine No. 17 is surrounded by rail employees in this photograph taken near Elkton, West Virginia. On the ground at the extreme left is G.W. Pile; standing fourth from the left is H.S. Walker; standing second from the right is C.C. Edmondson; and…

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Passengers enjoy a ride on a N&W coach.

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This photograph includes three types of modern, coal-burning steam locomotives designed and built by N&W. These represent the best elements of steam engine design: low initial investment, high utilization, low-cost operation and maintenence, and…

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Unidentified men work in a standard rail mail car. The United States Postal Service discontinued use of the railroad post office in 1967.

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This image symbolizes the commercial ventures of N&W - a coal train enters the picture as a passenger train, the Powhatan Arrow, leaves. Engine No. 1213 is westbound out of Williamson, West Virginia, to deliver coal to the Great Lakes region. The…

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This is an unidentified station office. Pictured left to right are: C.E. Moore, C.C. McPherson, W.L. Bingham, Harvey Call, and W.G. Light.

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Diesel Engine No. 1590 passes through Buena Vista, Virginia. Notice the train order raised to be grabbed by the engineer as the train passes.

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Employees of Roanoke Machine Works build a caboose. They are, left to right: W.E. Meadows, Ted Swain, William Patterson, R.L. Daddow, R.L. Funk, and T.S. Jones.

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Freight Engine No. 173 of the Radford Yard is depicted at a Radford pipe shop.

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The blacksmith gang at the Bluefield Shops. Blacksmithing was rugged and often dangerous work, but a necessary trade to make the railroad operate. Individuals unidentified.

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Engine No. 53 and her crew excavate for new track near Bluefield, West Virginia. N&W pioneered and financed early coal production in the mountains of West Virginia and carved the rail beds that allowed the "black gold" to move east.

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"Roanoke Wheel Shop 1927" is stamped on the axel of the car wheel displayed by the men of the wheel shop. Individuals unidentified.

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This view shows the early Roanoke passenger station (center),the N&W office building (center right), and the Hotel Roanoke (right).

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One of the largest freight depots along the N&W line was in Roanoke. Today, the freight depot is home to the Virginia Museum of Transporation, wherein are housed many N&W artifacts and archival material, as well as some steam engines in the outdoor…

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Engines No. 14 and No. 37 collided at Rural Retreat. Note the collapsed front half of the first baggage coach. While engines could often withstand collisions, the wood-constructed baggage and passenger coaches were extremely vulnerable.

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A closer view of the Thaxton wreck shows the debris pile. Engineer Pat Donovan's body was so badly mangled he was only identified by his clothing. The entire woodwork of the train was burned due to exploding gas lights in the coaches. Seven cars…

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This head-on collision occurred at Rippon, Virginia. Engine No. 481 is at left.

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The Pocahontas traveling along the New River. This route was the most spectacular and difficult. After leaving the New River Valley, The Arrow climbed abruptly to Bluefield and then downhill along the Tug River at Williamson.

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Engine No. 475 steams out of Roanoke. In 1946, the year considered to be the beginning of N&W's modern passenger service, an average ridership per train was 118. By 1971, when N&W discontinued passenger trains, the number had dropped to less than…

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Called a "vestibule car", this interior shot shows passenger seating in an 1892 coach. Notice the window shutters, ornate interior design, and fold-down seats. Despite its comfortable feel, early trains of this era were unsafe and not that pleasant…

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The Powhatan Arrow boasted the finest passenger service amenities when introduced, including a tavern-lounge car. Here the Arrow moves from Roanoke to Bluefield and was photographed at Singer, Virginia. The round-end tavern car, No. 581, allowed…

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Virginia and Tennessee Railroad named rather than numbered their locomotives. This locomotive was Roanoke. Chartered in 1849 and completed in 1856, the V&T ran from Lynchburg to Bristol and later merged with the AM&O.

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A school group lines up to board the Powhatan Arrow. The name of the train was the result of a contest conducted by N&W, wherein 140,000 entries were submitted. The winner of the $500 first place prize was an N&W retiree, Leonard A. Scott.

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Given the hazards of early railroading, even Mother Nature did not cooperate at times. This image shows a collapsed car shop in Roanoke, a result of a heavy snow storm in 1890.

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Engine No. 1100, a Class M-2, was one of a number of engines purchased by N&W in 1910. The Class M, as rebuilt, had a 4-8-0 wheel alignment, allowing it to meet the freight demands of the railroad.

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Passenger locomotive No. 29 pulls into the Winston-Salem yard in 1890. This train may have been operating on the former Roanoke and Southern track that was absorbed into the operations of N&W in 1892.

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After the first N&W office building burned in 1896, this building took its place. Constructed on the same location as the old, one section was completed in 1896 and the other in 1907. The building is now used for upscale apartments.

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The diesel engine was developed in 1890 by Rudolph Diesel. The Central Railroad of New Jersey was the first to use a diesel locomotive in 1925. It was not until 1955 that N&W began to order diesel locomotives, primarily from American Locomotive…

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Diesel engines could operate more efficiently than the steam engine and American railroads were quick to make the switch. Between 1941 and 1955, the number of diesel locomotives in use went from 1,200 to 20,000. Pictured is Engine No. 8511.

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Diesel Engine No. 1633, photographed shortly after being built. Notice the railroad's last corporate logo, the more streamlined "NW". The white-on-black design was introduced by John Fishwick when he was the railroad's president in 1971.

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Electric engines were developed in 1914 so crews could safely navigate the tunnel at Coldale, West Virginia. Slow-moving steam engines choked the badly ventilated tunnel to the detriment of the crew's health. The electrified line ran between…

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The Pocahontas moves east through Blue Ridge, Virginia pulled by Diesel No. 1014. The engine, though bearing the N&W name, was a diesel originally belonging to the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac. By the late 1950s, as the N&W was…

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General William Mahone served as the president of the AM&O Railroad for its 10-year existence. Gen. Mahone first gained attention during the Civil War as a field commander, notorious for his unorthodox battle antics. Following the war, Mahone…

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Henry Fink, president of N&W from 1895 until 1902, was the chief operating officer for Mahone's AM&O Railroad. A life-long bachelor, Fink had immigrated to the United States with his brother in 1851 and became a railroad engineer four years later. …

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Passenger coaches went through numerous stages of development. From wood to steel construction, and from basic amenities to luxurious accomodations, the coach was designed for both comfort and safety. This is an early passenger coach used by N&W.

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This N&W ambulance from the 1920s signifies the hazards of being a rail worker. In fact, N&W financed the hospital in Roanoke for its first two years of operation so rail families could get necessary medical services.

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Some "cars" were used for necessary tests to properly maintain a railroad track. One example is the Scaletest Car in this photograph. The car was used to test the scales on the N&W system that weighed the rolling stock. Instructions on the car…

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The shop gang of the Portsmouth (Ohio) Shop pose in front of Engine No. 600. In 1901, N&W purchased the Cincinnati, Portsmouth, and Virginia Railroad for $2.5 million. Portsmouth would become a major location in the future operations of N&W.

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Safety became a paramount concern of the railroad. Pictured is the Eckman Shop Safety Committee on Engine No. 1343. In 1893, Congress passed the Railroad Safety Appliance Act and in 1916, rail employees won Congressional approval for an 8-hour work…

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Union Local 440 entered this "Safety First" float in a Roanoke parade. It testifies to the cooperation by rail unions and officials to improve worker safety.

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The Shenandoah Valley Railroad operated a 239-mile line from Hagerstown, Maryland to Roanoke, Virginia, which was completed in 1883. Norfolk & Western purchased the railroad in 1890. The Shenandoah Valley's president, Fredercik Kimball, would…

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To join the celebration of the nation's bicentennial, N&W painted this diesel locomotive red, white, and blue. The engine's number was appropriately 1776.

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Engine No. 1438 was one of many Class Z-1A engines used by N&W. This particular engine was built in January 1916 in Schenectady, New York. These engines, numbered 1315 through 1438, were built between 1912 and 1917. A number of them were purchased…

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Between 1948 and 1952, 30 Class Y-6B engines were produced by N&W. Engine No. 2200, the last of the Y-6Bs, is shown here at Roanoke.

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In an effort to heavier freight, N&W developed the Y-6 locomotive. While retaining many of the design elements of the previous Y models, the Y-6 had a new steel frame, roller bearings, and mechanical lubrication at 213 points. A peak horsepower of…

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The Class Y-4 engines were developed by N&W in 1927. Only 10 were produced, with Engine No. 2087 among them.

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The Class Y-3A engines included No. 2058. These engines, numbering 2050 through 2079, were built in 1923. This photograph was taken in Cincinnati.

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Engine No. 2023 was a Class Y-3 locomotive. This was one of 50 built between 1919 and 1923.

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Engine No. 800 was an N&W Class W-6. These engines, numbered 800 through 814, were made between 1898 and 1899.

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Engine No. 76 was a Class U engine. On the N&W line, these engines were numbered 71 through 85.

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Engine No. 37 was a Class N, as were all engines numbered 28 through 37. These engines, purchased by N&W, were made between 1887 and 1888. This photograph was taken at Wakefield, Ohio.

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The Class M Engine No. 1112 was built in 1910. Their purchase was almost solely in response to the increased demands for hauling coal.

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Steam Engine No. 130, a Class K-2A locomotive.

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The sleek, Class K-2, Engine No. 118 was acquired by N&W in 1919. These engines, numbering 116 through 125, were rebuilt later and streamlined by N&W.

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Engine No. 114 was a member of the K-1 Class of N&W locomotives. This class of engine, numbering 100 to 115, was built between 1916 and 1917. The Class K engines were built to pull more weight since new steel passenger cars were replacing those…

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Front view of Engine No. 1200, a Class A built in 1936.

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Engine No. 1200. As part of the Class A engines, No. 1200 was the first to be built by N&W between 1936 and 1950. Maximum horsepower was 6,300 at 45 miles per hour.

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N&W hoppers at a West Virginia coal tipple are loaded for their eastbound trip to Lamberts Point near Norfolk. In 1883, N&W moved nearly 106,000 tons of coal. A century later, N&W moved 75 million tons annually.

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Coal quickly became N&W's leading freight commodity. Here an employee loads an N&W hopper with coal.

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At Coal Pier 4 at Norfolk, hoppers are dumped into pier cars which carry coal to the loading shutes. In the background is a portion of N&W's 12,000 car classification and storage yards.

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This aerial view shows the N&W coal piers at Lamberts Point. Coal Pier 4 (center) was built in 1914. At the time of its initial construction, the pier was 1,200 feet long, 70 feet wide, and 90 feet above the water. It could empty 600 cars per day.…

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Coal Pier 4 at Lamberts Point. The pier served N&W for nearly half a century.

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Locomotive No. 37 was used in 1871 when the South Side, Norfolk and Petersburg, and Virginia and Tennessee Railroads were consolidated, forming the Atlantic, Mississippi and Ohio Railroad. The AM&O was the forerunner of N&W.

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The station at Schooler, Virginia was operated by W.H. Cord (left). The small station operated from March 1883, when coal first began to move from Pocahontas to Norfolk, until 1900 when the station was bypassed by new track. The young man in the…

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Public relations was not always left to copy editors and high-ranking N&W officials. This photograph shows a "train" built by the men at the Roanoke Shops for advertising purposes.

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In addition to Engine No. 1776, N&W also had painted certain cars within their rolling stock to highlight the Bicentennial. Here a caboose wears the nation's colors.

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Like many railroads, the lines of the Wabash Railway Company predated the company's formation in 1877. The history of the Wabash is long and complicated, involving certain dubious personalities, mergers, receiverships, and a wavering bottom line. …

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This history of the Nickel Plate Railroad is an amassment of histories from other lines, such as Lake Erie and Western, Clover Leaf, and the Wheeling and Lake Erie. The Nickel Plate was officially the New York, Chicago, and St. Louis Railroad…

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Drawing room employees in the N&W office building. Pictured from left are: John Worthington, Charles Jacobsen, James Woods, Fred Scuiffer, two unidentified, George Worthington, Otis Bellingrodh, Servelius Bisphan.

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Carpenter Force No. 1, Pocahontas Division at Richlands, Virginia. From left are R.L. Sorah, J.A. Dye, Dayton Henderson, O.J. Lawson, R.L. Maxwell, J.D. Farmer, T.R. Stinson, S.T. Sparks, G.W. Petts, E.W. Clay, A.G. Quillen, R.H. Honaker. Notice…

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Roanoke Boiler Shop employees at the corner of Salem Avenue and Commerce Street. Pictured from left to right (front row): Frank Bianchi, T.D Equi, John Griffin, P.E. Lawhorn, F.H. Wigmore, George Leisinger, T.J. Murray, James Conway, Edward Irvin,…

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N&W employed a wide variety of skilled laborers. In this photograph, upholsterers in the Roanoke Shops prepare seats for passenger coaches. In addition to outfitting trains, the upholstery shop also fitted office furniture and some items for the…

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Unidentified employees at the Roanoke roundhouse pose with locomotive wheels. Notice the various tools each is holding, which suggest the different types of work done at the roundhouse.

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This photograph shows track crews at work along the N&W line. Track laying and maintenance was an awesome undertaking, given the thousands of miles of track owned and operated by N&W. Only in the middle part of the 20th Century did track work…

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The railroad employed a number of young boys to serve as apprentices during the advent of child labor laws. This photograph shows the Roanoke Shops machinist apprentices. A young apprentice would work a 10 hour day and often overtime on weekends. …

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During the first part of the 20th Century, N&W tried to cultivate agricultural products and freight as possible revenue. Rail agents often advertised farmland near N&W depots to encourage such activity. Here a "farm train" stops as men gather…

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Engine No. 345 was the first compound engine owned by N&W. This photograph was taken at Crewe, Virginia. Crew members include A.D. Lane, engineer, and Julian Hark, fireman.

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Engine No. 1 was the switching locomotive used at the Roanoke Machine Works (later Roanoke Shops) in 1886. Standing in the cab of the engine is H.S. German. Others, from left, are Brakemen W.H. Hall and W.W. Rule, Engineer Paul DeArmond, and…

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This electric locomotive, Engine No. 126, was from the Virginian Railway. The Virginian was formed by Henry Rogers for $30 million in 1907. Having made his fortune in oil, Rogers died a month after the Virginian was officially formed and his…

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Electric engines acquired by the N&W were from Baldwin-Westinghouse. There were 16 locomotives in all. The system, including overhead catenary wires and a generating plant, was completed in 1916. Engine No. 2506 makes the Bluefield run. In 1950,…

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Engine No. 1442 is placed on the new 115-foot turntable and in the new roundhouse of the Shenandoah Division. For this moment, the men of the roundhouse take a break to pose in recognition of achievement.

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Locomotive No. 1212 pulls a load in a scene of the past: a steam engine at work. The N&W was the last major American railroad to abandon the steam engine in favor of the diesel engine. The designers and engineers of the N&W developed the steam…

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A freight train pulled by Engine No. 1228 moves eastbound near Bonsack.

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Engine No. 2165 is northbound near Waynesboro, Virginia, hauling a small but varied freight load.

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A hopper with coal is ready to go. 1970 was the peak for N&W coal traffic, when the railway carried 90.6 million tons of coal. While coal was profitable, it was not always a source of revenue. Floods, miner strikes, and other labor disputes cut…

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Commonly called the "boxcar", this particular model was used by N&W in 1960. The small numbers along the side under the logo indicated its hauling capacity, weight and load limits, measurements, when it was built, and when it was most recently…

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This photograph shows the interior of a 52-foot long baggage and express car built in 1892. Notice the hanging oil lamp and stove at the mid-point.

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A foreman gauges track to make certain the distance between the rails is exactly 4 feet, 8 inches. In 1883, the N&W operated primarily on a 5-foot gauge; however, on June 1, 1886, the N&W and other southern railroads adopted the now-standard gauge…

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The caboose functioned in may was as the train's office. Often train orders and other paperwork were handled aboard the caboose, which come on the scene in the late 1800s to serve as living quarters as well as an office for the crew. With the…

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In the late 1920s, the N&W developed a new strategy in rail safety education - the motion picture car. Carrying the "Safety First" logo, the car traveled various rail lines of the N&W as a mobile classroom for the purpose of providing safety…

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Rail workers watch a safety film inside the N&W's motion picture car.

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This photograph was taken at east Radford coal wharf. It depicts Engine No. 138 and crew. Mr. Akers, engineer; Charlie Roby, fireman; Mr. Allen and Mr. Adkins.

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This photograph captures a proud moment in the development of the N&W. Rolled out from the shop is the first locomotive built by Roanoke Machine Works. Roanoke Machine Works would later become the N&W Roanoke Shops. The engine is a Class I.

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The crew of Engine No. 102, shortly after the engine was taken over by the N&W, included Conductor Lawrence Boyles, Engineer George Agee, Fireman Harley Pugh, and Brakeman Jesse Honaker and R.C. Warden.

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Passengers board an N&W coach. Passenger service when into a steep decline after the mid-1940s. In 1946, for example, the N&W carried 3.4 million passengers. By 1950, that figure was about 900,000. The automobile was taking its toll on the…

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Engine No. 500 pulls out of Norfolk with the Pocahontas. The Pocahontas' maiden run occurred on November 21, 1926, when she ran between Norfolk and Columbus, Ohio. That run replaced the former "Norfolk-Chicago Express".

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This photograph of the crew of Engine No. 82 was taken when Goodwin, West Virginia was a western terminus. The engine was standing on the Wye track. Crew members are S.D. Clowers, engineer; R.S. Brown, engineer; James Emmons, fireman; George…

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An N&W passenger train speeds between Roanoke and Christiansburg, Virginia. The N&W provided extensive passenger service through southwestern and southeastern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, West Virginia, and into parts of North Carolina. With…

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On July 2, 1889, a night storm swelled Wolf Creek near Thaxton, Virginia, which rose out of its banks just as passenger train No. 2 was crossing. The situation became N&W's first major disaster. There was only one survivor, trainmaster James…

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An early N&W mail car. The N&W purchased the car, which was built in 1892. Railroads were a popular and effective way to distribute mail around the country. Clerks aboard the cars would actually cancel the letters en route with the initials RPO,…

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Working for the railroad was not always about work. Here is the 1895 N&W General Office Building Baseball Team. Team members are from left to right: (front row) ? Coleman, Winfree Reed, Max Howe, and G.F. Butler; (middle row) Harry Moore, Garnet…

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Employees at the N&W roundhouse in Lynchburg. While Lynchburg served as the divisional point for the N&W during its first few years, increased coal and ore traffic caused the N&W to move its divisional points farther west in 1888.

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Here is the Old Yard Office located upstairs from the N&W Passenger Station at Radford. Pictured from right to left are Zince, Stump, E.E. Allen, Lawrence Allen, Louis Lucas, Horace Price, Tom Heslep, H.A. Hall, J.C. Turner, O.C. Charlton, J.H.…

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This photograph captures the station and crew at Welch, West Virginia. It is believed that the building in the background is the courthouse. Notice the freight car to the left.

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The carpenter crew has almost completed work on the station at Vicker, Virginia in this photo. Carpenters built everything from depots to boxcars and cabooses, to the finished interiors of passenger coaches.

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Amongst the clerks, boilermakers, carpenters, mechanics, and engineers were a slew of instrumentalists, singers, song writers, and composers. Together, they formed the Roanoke Shop Band. Here the band stands on the grounds of the Hotel Roanoke. …

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Locomotive No. 1219 arrives in Roanoke. The Class A was considered to be one of the "Magnificent Three" designs developed by a Norfolk & Western team headed by J.A. Pitcher, G.P. McGavok, and C.H. Faris. The Class A would break all previous…

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Bus depot, formerly located at 16 West Church Avenue.

RuffnerRock1976.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

RuffnerRock1975.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

GB Miscellaneous Items Collection.pdf
The Gainsboro Library Miscellaneous Items Collection is comprised of items that are too large for standard vertical file storage or need special considerations due to format. These items are considered part of the Gainsboro Library Vertical Files…

TrippeerWilliamCollection.pdf
The William Trippeer Genealogical Collection is housed in 2 record storage boxes. The main families included in this collection are Nelms, Dameron, Dickenson, Berger, Trippeer, Mowbray, Edwards, Gaeb, and Fenimore. Materials which comprise the…

Accolade1977.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1976.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1975.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1974.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1973.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1972.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1971.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1970.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1968.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1966.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1965.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1964.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1963.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1962.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1961.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1960.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1958.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Accolade1957.pdf
The Accolade is the annual for Cave Spring High School.

Pioneer1975.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1974.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

RuffnerRock1978.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

RuffnerRock1974.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

RuffnerRock1973.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

RuffnerRock1972.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

RuffnerRock1971.pdf
The Ruffner Rock was the annual for William Ruffner Middle School.

Mignon Chubb-Hale Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Mignon Chubb-Hale Collection. The collection contains items related to Mignon Chubb-Hale. While a majority of the collection is comprised of photographs of Chubb-Hale’s sixth grade classes at Lincoln Terrace Elementary…

Pioneer1971.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1965.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1964.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1960.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1959.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1958.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1957.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1949.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1948.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1942.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1941.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

Pioneer1939.pdf
The Pioneer was the annual for Andrew Lewis High School.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Awards 1969 Annual Meeting."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Father and Son banquet 1961."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1969 Annual Meeting."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: Oldest Father, Father and Son Banquet 1962."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "L. B. Allen, Father and Son Banquet 1962."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry Penn on right and Dr. F. W. Claytor on far right, seated.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: Father and Son Banquet 1960."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: " Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1967 Father and Son Banquet, father and son who look alike."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Stonewall2000.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1999.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1995.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1991.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1989.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1988.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1977.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1976.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1975.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1974.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1973.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1972.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1971.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall 1970.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1969.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Stonewall1953.pdf
The Stonewall is the annual for Stonewall Jackson Middle School.

Anonymous1PT1.mp3
Oral History Interview with Anonymous1
Interviewers: Roanoke College students
Date: 24 February 2017
Location: Downtown Roanoke
Duration: 52:17

Presidents1986.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1985.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents 1984.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1982-83.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1981-82.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School

Presidents1980-81.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1979-80.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1978-79.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents 1977-78.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1976-77.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1975-76.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1974-75.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Presidents1973-74.pdf
The Presidents is the annual for Woodrow Wilson Junior High School.

Cardinal1970.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1973.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1972.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1971.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1969.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1968.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1967.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1966.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1965.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1964.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1963.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1962.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1961.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1960.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1958.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1957.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1956.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1955.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1953.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1952.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1951.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Cardinal1950.pdf
The Cardinal was the annual for James Monroe Junior High School.

Matador1986.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1985.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1984.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1983.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1982.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1981.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1980.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1979.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1978.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1975.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Matador1973.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

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Piney Grove Christian Church.The church was located in Roanoke County and was razed in the early 1970s due to the creation/expansion of Route 419. The church was located where the on-ramp is located from 419 to 220 South, near Tanglewood Mall. The…

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Willis High School. The agricultural building is at right.

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Mountain Normal School students posing in front of the dormitory building.

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Floyd Esso Service Center in Floyd County.

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Rollie N. Phillips store and gas station, located in the Indian Valley area of Floyd County. Phillips opened his service station in 1927.

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Willis Elementary School.

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Willis High School after the addition was completed.

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Willis High School shortly after opening.

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The cornerstone of Willis High School.

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Willis High School under construction.

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The long abandoned old Mountain Normal School at Willis in Floyd County, VA. The Normal School opened in 1893.

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Mountain Normal School dormitory at Willis in Floyd County, VA.

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Willis High School in Floyd County, VA. The school closed after the 1961-62 school year.

Matador1971.pdf
The Matador is the annual for James Madison Junior High School.

Brigadier1978.pdf
The Brigadier is the annual for James Breckinridge Junior High School.

Brigadier1977.pdf
The Brigadier is the annual for James Breckinridge Junior High School.

Brigadier1976.pdf
The Brigadier is the annual for James Breckinridge Junior High School.

Brigadier1973.pdf
The Brigadier is the annual for James Breckinridge Junior High School.

Brigadier1972.pdf
The Brigadier is the annual of James Breckinridge Junior High School.

RTObits1960-1965.pdf
An index of Roanoke Times obituaries for the years 1960-1965.

RTObits1955-1959.pdf
An index of obituaries from the Roanoke Times for the years 1955-1959.

TurnerAnn.mp3
Neighborhood Oral History Interview with Ann Turner
Interviewer: Kerri Taylor
Date: 6 April 2017
Location: Ms. Taylor's residence
Duration: 45:26

ShowalterEnglish (compressed).mp3
Neighborhood Oral History Interview with English Showalter
Interviewer: Kerri Taylor
Date: 13 May 2017
Location: Mr. Showalter's residence in Chevy Chase, Maryland
Duration: 1:05:26

NiamkeStephen.mp3
Neighborhood Oral History Interview with Stephen Niamke
Interviewer: Kerri Taylor
Date: 19 April 2017
Location: Melrose-Rugby Center
Duration: 54:18

Neighborhood Oral History Interview with Virginia Mignon Chubb-Hale
Interviewer: Kerri Taylor
Date: 10 November 2017
Location: Gainsboro Branch Library
Duration: 8:43

VAPhilatelistAug1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistJul1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistJun1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistMay1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistApr1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistMar1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistFeb1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistJan1899.pdf

VAPhilatelistDec1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistNov1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistOct1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistSep1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistAug1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistJul1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistJun1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistMay1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistApr1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistMar1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistFeb1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistJan1898.pdf

VAPhilatelistDec1897.pdf

VAPhilatelistNov1897.pdf

VAPhilatelistOct1897.pdf

VAPhilatelistSept1897.pdf

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry T. Penn, third from left.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Noel C. Taylor, at podium.

Back of photograph: "Golden Anniversary, High Street Baptist Church."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Leo B. Marsh"

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1957 Football Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "1956 Banquet, Father and Son."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Education Committee Presentation 1953."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "YMCA Membership Campaign 1953."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Group photograph in front of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "YMCA Miss Harvey Concert 1952."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Star City Auditorium."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA Back of photograph: "Father and Son Banquet, Look Almost Alike, 1957."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Football Banquet 1957"

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Father and Son Banquet 1968."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of photograph: "Father and Son Banquet."

Moorman Heller on left.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Dr. Harry Penn, center, holding glass.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Father and Son Annual Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Father and Son Banquet

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "1969 Annual Meeting."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Founders Day."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "'56 Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: " Father and Son Banquet, November 19, 1957, Star City Auditorium, 6:30 pm."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "'56 Father and Son Banquet."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "Father and Son Banquet, October 30, 1958."

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William A. Hunton YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Boys playing table tennis.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Back of Photograph: "With complements of your President, M. H. Means."

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Huntun Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Lucy Addison High School Football game at Victory Stadium.

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William A. Hunton YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Lucy Addison High School Band at Victory Stadium.

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William A. Hunton Branch YMCA

Patriot1969.pdf
The Patriot is the annual for Patrick Henry High School.

Jubilee.pdf
The Roanoke Diamond Jubilee Celebration consisted of a number of special events commemorating the City of Roanoke's 75th Anniversary. This souvenir program includes the schedule of events, lists of participants, historical information, including…

Patriot1968.pdf
The Patriot is the annual for Patrick Henry High School.

Patriot1967.pdf
The Patriot is the annual for Patrick Henry High School.

Patriot1966.pdf
The Patriot is the annual for Patrick Henry High School.

Patriot1965.pdf
The Patriot is the annual for Patrick Henry High School.

Patriot1964.pdf
The Patriot is the annual for Patrick Henry High School.

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The children's department at Heironimus decorated for Christmas.

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A crowd gathers in front of Heironimus on Campbell Avenue to watch the Roanoke Christmas parade.

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Throngs of Christmas shoppers at Heironimus.

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Exterior of Heironimus decorated for Christmas.

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View of the housewares department of Heironimus decorated with a fairy tale motif.

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View of the fabric department of Heironimus.

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Floor displays at Heironimus for McGregor Menswear

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Window display at Heironimus dedicated to the history of Virginia College.

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Window display at Heironimus promoting war bonds, featuring Czechoslovakia.

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Window display at Heironimus for Calexico Colorama clothing collection at Heironimus. Sign reads, " Calexico Colorama our color-drenched collection of California fashion by Air - Assembled in our newly decorated pation shop, 2nd floor".

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Window display at Heironimus promoting products made from California redwoods.

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A view inside the children's department at Heironimus.

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Window display at Heironimus promoting war bonds, featuring Luxembourg.

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Floor displays at Heironimus for the Calexico Colorama clothing line.

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Window display at Heironimus for Calexico Colorama clothing collection at Heironimus. Sign reads, " Calexico Colorama our color-drenched collection of California fashion by Air - Assembled in our newly decorated pation shop, 2nd floor".

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Christmas window display for children's art supplies at Heironimus.

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Displays of tableware at Heirnomimus.

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Heironimus Christmas parade float encouraging children to "Go on the air with Santa" on WSLS.

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Window display at Heironimus advertising Revlon's Ultaviolet line of cosmetics.

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Christmas window display at Heironimus utilizing the editorial written by Virginia O'Hanlon to the New York Sun on 21 September 1897 asking 'Is there a Santa Claus?'. The editorial prompted the reply of one of the paper's editors, Frances Church, to…

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Window display at Heironimus for Hara-Kiri robes. Sign reads, "Newest, most popular in Hon. Japanese fashion apparel...authentic ceremonial Hara-robe."

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Window display at Heironimus chronicling the history of Norfolk & Western Railway during Roanoke's Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary.

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Window display at Heironimus promoting war bonds, featuring Poland after it was invaded by the Nazis in World War II.

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Window display for Revlon's Ultraviolet line of cosmetics at Heironimus.

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Peaks of Otter Lodge

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Peaks of Otter Lodge in the latter part of construction.

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The Patriot is the annual of Patrick Henry High School.

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The Bell Telephone Company began service in Roanoke on May 19, 1884. In 1895, Bell Telephone introduced long-distance service. That year Roanokers could call Bedford, Lynchburg and Danville.

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This view shows strollers atop Mill Mountain. The top of the mountain had park grounds and trails and was a popular destination with the incline and the watch tower.

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This interior view of the Martha Washington Candies store shows what the company considered its “Southern Factory.” Martha Washington Candies Roanoke franchise was started by W.G. Baldwin at 310 S. Jefferson Street in 1914. Mr. Baldwin was of…

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Scottie’s Tavern was three miles north of Roanoke on Route 11 and specialized in country ham, chicken and steak dinners. It even offered curb service. J.S. Scott was the manager.

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Sanatoriums were popular at the turn of the last century in the care and treatment of tuberculosis patients. Often doctors or others in the healthcare profession would establish homes and other institutions with such a purpose. Tuberculosis often…

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“Memphis Special” made its debut through the Roanoke Valley on June 20th, 1909, running between Memphis, Tennessee, and New York City. The Memphis Special remained for years a popular passenger train, being the fastest and most direct route to…

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The Parkway Motel was located on Route 220, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, three miles south of Roanoke. The card promoted the motel as having “room telephone, air conditioning, all tile baths, hot water heat, air foam mattresses.” The motel…

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The VA facility erected structures such as the nurses’ home to house medical staff. The first patients were admitted on April 23, 1935. Some of the patients, as a form of therapy, actually conducted farming operations on the grounds of the…

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The Class of 1933 contributed funds for the landscaping and drive that made the “High Street Gateway.” The entrance and subsequent drive were made necessary at the time by the large number of students possessing automobiles as well as…

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The gymnasium shown here was built in 1930 for a total cost of $138,354. The gym was but one component of a large master plan to expand the college’s facilities. Unfortunately, only the gymnasium was completed on time as the Depression stopped…

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Smith Hall, named for a past president of the college, was erected in 1941. Designed by the firm of Eubank and Caldwell in Roanoke, the structure (originally a residence hall for forty women) was built and equipped for a total cost of $50,174.

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Bittle Memorial Library was named for Roanoke College’s early president, Dr. David Bittle. Bittle led the college through its move to Salem and during the Civil War. Bittle was one of three Salem leaders who officially surrendered Salem to the…

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The Farmers National Bank was organized May 8, 1871, with capital of $75,000. Through the leadership of Salem’s prominent businessmen, the bank weathered successfully economic turbulence that put other banks under during the latter part of the…

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Dedicated in 1967 and financed through the sale of bond proceeds, the Salem-Roanoke Valley Civic Center opened as a recreational and cultural center for Salem. Noted historian Norwood Middleton termed this as “the single most talked-about project…

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The filtration plant was an early element in Salem’s water supply infrastructure, but the water supply system itself dated to the 18th century. In 1874, the first concept for a water supply system was advanced to the town council, and in 1875…

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The land on which Municipal Field was located had originally been designed for use as an elementary school site. Further study, however, prompted Salem’s leaders to appreciate its use more for athletics. Thus, in the spring of 1932, Municipal…

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One of the most notable citizens in the region’s early history was General Andrew Lewis. Though Lewis died before the town of Salem was officially plotted by James Simpson, his life was spent in its general vicinity. This monument was erected in…

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Pierpont's Brick Works was owned and operated by Salem businessman George E. Pierpont. In 1908, Pierpont was named as one of the privileged few in Salem to own an automobile.

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The construction of a "new" Federal post office on Main Street was a saga of many years. Land purchased by the government in 1917 went undeveloped until 1922 when construction finally commenced. The post office officially opened in June of 1923.
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