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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.

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W.P. Hunter Memorial at Hunter Viaduct. The inscription reads, "Hunter Memorial Bridge in grateful memorial of William Pearce Hunter; May 29, 1884 - March 13, 1956; first city manager, October 1, 1918 - December 31, 1947; member City Council,…

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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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The local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution erected in 1927 a monument marking the location of Fort Lewis which had been built by General Andrew Lewis.

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J.H. Marsteller created ornate marble monuments and headstones. This card was produced for Marsteller in 1907, showing on the left the exhibit of Marsteller at the 1907 Jamestown Exhibition’s Timber and Mineral Building. The image on the right shows…

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"Grave of Gen. Andrew Lewis, East Hill Cemetery, Salem, Virginia. One of the early settlers in Virginia was General Andrew Lewis, pioneer hero of the Battle of Point Pleasant. In 1767, he was allotted a grant of land consisting of 625 acres and…

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Mayor's Monument in its original location in Woodland Park at Church Avenue and Sixth Street SE, overlooking the Norfolk and Western Shops. The Mayor

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This monument was erected on the spot where Fort Mahone, known as Fort Damnation by the Union, once stood. It was erected by the State of Pennsylvania in honor of the soldiers who served in the Third Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac.

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Erected by the South Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy as a memorial to Elliott's South Carolina troops who lost their lives in the explosion at The Crater.

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Plaque on Memorial Bridge listing all of the Roanoke area soldiers who were killed serving in World War I.

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Mayor's Monument, also known as Kimball Tower

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This monument was erected in 1925 by the Margaret Lynn Lewis Chapter of the DAR to honor Roanoke soldiers who served in World War I. It is located in Argonne Circle on King George Avenue.

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This monument was erected in 1925 by the Margaret Lynn Lewis Chapter of the DAR to honor Roanoke soldiers who served in World War I. It is located in Argonne Circle on King George Avenue.
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