Virginia Room Digital Collection


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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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.

Look Out Lodge postcard, Bent Mountain.

Stanley Family in snow in the Haran area.

Snow being plowed at Coles Egg Farm after a big snow on Bent Mountain.

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The airport engages in regular winter activity for Southwestern Virginia, snow removal. In the early days of the airport, snow would cause major delays in operations, measured in days, not hours. In later years, airports, including Woodrum Field,…

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Snow in Elmwood Park with view of the Terry House.

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Snow in Elmwood Park.

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Snow in Elmwood Park.

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Roanoke's heaviest snowfall. Shown is Knepp & Company, formerly located at Jefferson Street and Church Avenue. Men shovel snow off of roof. View looking south.
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