Virginia Room Digital Collection

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The Virginia Room Digital Collection includes photographs, oral histories, books, pamphlets and finding aids to items in the Virginia Room. Continue to check back for new additions.

Browse Items (45 total)

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Aerial view of Cave Spring High School and Cave Spring Baptist Church.

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Roanoke Look Out Gift Shop on Route 221 at the top of Bent Mountain.

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Aerial view of Roanoke Look Out Lodge Gift Shop along Route 221 at the top of Bent Mountain.

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Rierson’s Store on Route 221.

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Rierson's Store. This was the original store that stood where Back Creek Elementary School stands today on Route 221.

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B.G. Finnell, Sr. in front of his store.

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Finnell’s Pool on Route 221, near foot of Bent Mountain.

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B.G. Finnell & Sons store on Route 221, near foot of Bent Mountain.

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Former store of Clem and Mae Conner along Route 221.

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Marshal Conner’s Bent Mountain Apple Shed produce stand along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

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Stone’s Union 76 Service Station along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

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Ruby and Allen Stone at Union 76 Service Station along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

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Fralin's Produce along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

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Former Elbe Reed store and Bent Mountain Post Office on Route 221 in process of being razed.

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Poff’s Garage, Route 221, Bent Mountain.

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Postcard of Cave Spring Baptist Church, showing parsonage and sanctuary.

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Mauvieleen Stanley on Route 221 in area of Haran Baptist Church.

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House along Route 221, formerly across from Haran Baptist Church.The Stanley Family moved there in 1943. It was razed in late 1960s.

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Elbe Reed in his store (right) on Route 221. The man at left is unidentified, but possibly a salesman. The store also served as Bent Mountain Post Office.

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Fralin’s produce stand along Route 221 on Bent Mountain.

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Harris homeplace along Route 221. It was razed when highway was widened.

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House across road from Reed's Store on Route 221. The house was formerly the Haran School.

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Lula Cole Reed, mother of Marvin “Fats” Reed, at Reed’s Store.

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Reed's Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Reed's Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Present-day residence that was the former Haran School, located at 7910 Bent Mountain Road.

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Hezekiah Lavinder (seated) and his family at their home (located at entrance to Bridlewood, home still standing) off of Route 221.

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Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Interior of Reed's Store, located at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Reed’s Store after the 1948 addition of Dairy Diner, located at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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Mount Olivet Baptist Church on Route 221, Bent Mountain.

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Charlie and Minnie Altis home, formerly located on road leading into Old Mill Plantation subdivision from Route 221.

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Back Creek Elementary School.

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Charlie Poage, son of William Poage, with team of horses in front of Poage farmhouse on Route 221.

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Poage home and farm along Route 221.

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Home of Mary (Mollie) Poage across the creek from the Poage farm on Route 221.

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Back Creek Elementary School under re-construction.

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Rock store near Poage Farm on Route 221.

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Rierson’s Grocery on Route 221.

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Marvin P. “Fats” Reed at the counter in Reed's Store at the intersection of Martins Creek Road and Route 221.

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Reed’s Store at the intersection of Route 221 and Martins Creek Road.

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The original Back Creek School, located just off of Route 221, was used until the current Back Creek Elementary was constructed in 1937.
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