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Tilden Martin and Lamar Martin barn on Martins Creek Road.

Poff, CongressmanRichardHCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Congressman Richard H. Poff Collection. This collection contains Virginia’s 6th District US Congressman Richard H. Poff’s “Report from Washington” from 1954 through 1971. These are newsletters sent by the Congressman…

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…

LGBTQHistory.pdf
This is a guide to the the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) History Project began in 2015 as collaboration between Roanoke College, Roanoke Diversity Center and Roanoke Public Libraries in an effort to collect and preserve…

1952 All-America City Records.pdf
A finding aid for the 1952 All-America City Award Records, which were created and/or collected and compiled by M. Carl Andrews, Editor of the Roanoke Times & World News. Items include correspondence to and from Andrews in reference to the award and…

A. B. Claytor Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the A. B. Claytor Collection. The collection contains items related to the Alexander Broadon Claytor and his family. While the majority of the collection is comprised of family photographs, also included are funeral programs, a…

CranfordAnitaCollection.pdf
The Anita M. Cranford Collection consists of Ms. Cranford's genealogical research on the Myers, (von) Rieppel and Morsack families. In addition to family charts, there are a number of original photographs of various family members.

Association of Fundraising Professionals Collection.pdf
A guide to the records of the presidents of the First Virginia Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), earlier known as the National Society of Fundraising Executives (NSFRE). The collection extends from the founding of the…

Ball, Bonnie S, Collection.pdf
A guide to the Bonnie S. Ball Collection, which highlights the extensive genealogical research done by Mrs. Bonnie S. Ball, who worked primarily in Southwestern Virginia historical records. Contained in the collection are notes for merely a handful…

BrickeyBiblePapers.pdf
A guide to the Brickey Bible Papers, which consists of an 1815 leather-bound Bible, Brickey Family genealogical materials compiled by members of the family, photographs and other materials related to the Brickey Family.

WebberLedger.pdf
This is a guide to the business ledger of H.A. Webber. The H.A. Webber Ledger is a handwritten business ledger recording the transactions of H. A. Webber from 1873 to 1891, especially 1879-1880. H.A. Webber was a shoemaker and also ran the Roanoke…

BurtonCharles.pdf
This Charles T. Burton Collectionconsists of 16 record storage boxes and 1 legal-sized document storage case. The collection is divided into three series:
• Series I consists of surname files arranged alphabetically. The majority contain…

Woodrum. Clifton Collection.pdf
The is a guide to the the Clifton A. Woodrum Collection. This collection consists of one record storage box of material, presumably collected by Woodrum over the course of his life. It is known that at least some of the material was collected by…

HuffLaneTimeCap.pdf
This is a guide to the contents of the Huff Lane time capsule. The collection is comprised of items that were set in a cornerstone of Huff Lane Intermediate School in the City of Roanoke in 1950. The creator of the collection chose items that…

AnnexationRecords.pdf
This is a guide to the County of Roanoke Circuit Court Annexation Records Collection, This record collection consists of 2 record storage boxes containing transcripts of court proceedings for the 1974 Roanoke Valley consolidated annexation case. …

Riley Diaries.pdf
This is a guide to the diaries of Mary Louise Riley Harmon and Celia Riley. This collection of diaries relates the daily thoughts and actions of Celia Riley and Mary Riley Harmon. Those kept by Celia span the years 1928 through 1933 and 1946 and…

GibboneyCollection.pdf
The Dorothy Gibboney Collection consists of materials collected by Gibboney from 1966-1980. Materials include correspondence, news clippings, awards, photographs, and programs and speaking engagements. Most of the correspondence was received during…

DudleyCollection.pdf
Materials included in the Dudley Family Genealogical Collection were compiled by Naoma Dudley Slone in two three-ring binders with photographs compiled in a separate album. The primary focus of Mrs. Slone’s research relates to the Dudley and…

Ellison Family Papers.pdf
This is a guide to the Ellison Family Papers. This collection contains the correspondence of members of the Ellison family, as well as other documents, records, manuscripts, publications and printed materials related to and belonging to family…

St. Andrews Catholic School Records.pdf
This is a guide to the enrollment records of St. Andrews Catholic School. St. Andrew’s School Enrollment Records document the names of students who attended the school circa 1897-1941, 1944-1953. Lists of high school graduates are documented from…

Reynolds, Ernest F. Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Ernest F. Reynolds Collection. The collection is comprised of various materials related to coal mining in West Virginia and Virginia and other miscellaneous historical topics of interest to the creator. Originally housed in…

FortnightlyClubRecords.pdf
The Fortnightly Club Records Collection consists of records created by the club since it was founded in 1913 as a literary club for women in the Roanoke Valley. Materials include yearbooks, meeting minutes, program materials, scrapbooks,…

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…

WadeGeorgeCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the George E. Wade Collection. The collection conists ofpersonal notes, newspaper clippings, magazine articles, business receipts, photographs, postcards, programs, and historical artifacts which are largely from the Roanoke area.…

GilesCountyPollBooks.pdf
This is a guide to the poll books of Giles County, which cover the years 1809-1923. Poll books contain election returns for local, state, and national government; votes on state issues include infrastructure improvements to bridges, roads, the…

GilesCountyTithebooks.pdf
This a guide to the Tithe books for Giles County, which cover the time period of 1820-1845. The tithe books were entitled “Tithe Book” or “List of Taxable Property” or “List of Revenue.” Tithes were small taxes or assessments that were…

GarnerGlenna.pdf
The Glenna Garner Collection is arranged into two series: Series I contains research compiled by family groups arranged alphabetically by surname; Series II contains records arranged alphabetically by document type. Series I focuses on Glenna…

SilcoxHarry.pdf
This is a guide to the Harry E. Silcox Genealogical Collection. The collection consists of one document storage case containing 11 folders. Some of the material included in the collection is correspondence, family group records, handwritten notes,…

HarveyHazel.pdf
This is a guide to the Hazel Harvey Genealogical Collection. The Hazel Harvey Genealogical Collection contains research about the Bradford, Graham, Vaden, and related families of Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and the surrounding area. The notes,…

Heller Family Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Heller Family Collection. The collection contains items related to members of the Heller family, including: Moorman Pendleton Heller; his wife, Lucy Blanch Robinson Heller; and their son, George Henry Robinson Heller. The…

HowellCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Howell Family Genealogical Collection. The Howell Family Genealogical Collection consists of research materials documenting the John and Mary Howell Family of Aberystwyth, Wales who settled in Virginia and their descendants.…

JuniorLeague.pdf
The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley (JLRV) Records Collection consists of materials generated by the League throughout its existence. Items include administrative documents, annual reports, new clippings, newsletters, information regarding JLRV…

Ladies United Aid Society Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Ladies United Aid Society Collection. The collection contains items relating to the Ladies United Aid Society and their members, including documents and a scrapbook. In 1893, the Ladies United Aid Society was founded as a…

Mason, LaRue Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the LaRue Mason Collection. This collection consists of genealogical information relating to the Mason and Bowman families. Most of the information is regional, although correspondence regarding the search for genealogical…

BaileyCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Louise Wright Bailey Genealogical Collection. The Louise Bailey Collection consists of 12 record storage boxes which include family group sheets, records, correspondence, news clippings, photographs, handwritten research…

Moore, Mae Papers.pdf
The Mae Moore Papers is a collection of genealogical research materials collected by Mae Dillon Moore over the course of more than 30 years. The bulk of the material relates to the Akers, Altick, Blankenship, Dillon, Ferguson, Greer, Perdue and…

DeanCollection.pdf
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…

McColman, Ora Belle Mayberry Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the memoirs of Ora Belle Mayberry McColman. The Ora Belle Mayberry McColman Memoir Manuscripts are comprised of twelve yellow ruled notepads of the thirteen piece collection. The first notepad in the collection was missing at time…

MoulseHuffCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Moulse-Huff Genealogy Collection. The Moulse-Huff Genealogy Collection was created and collected in the course of Helen Huff Moulse’s family history research in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s. It contains completed genealogy forms,…

Parrish, Nathaniel Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Nathaniel Parrish Manuscript Register. This manuscript contains a collection of the professional and personal communications of Nathaniel R. Parrish. The documents date from 1916 to 1929. The collection is contained in one box…

OriginalLetters.pdf
This is a guide to the Original Letters Collection. The collection contains various correspondences from numerous authors at different dates. The letters that pertain to Roanoke are those of John Randolph, who resided here in the 1800s, the majority…

PanPhilianClub.pdf
The Pan Philian Club Records collection consists of records generated by the club from its inception in 1920 through the 1960s. Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, news clippings, programs, and projects. Materials are arranged…

Bruce Anderson Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the papers of Bruce J. Anderson. This collection contains genealogical research compiled by Bruce J. Anderson on his own family, in particular the Poindexter family. The papers and personal documents of a number of relatives are…

GoodDSaylor.pdf
This is a guide to the Papers of D. Saylor Good which primarily contains correspondence. Good wrote letters to members of his extended family throughout the country in an effort to trace the following ancestors: William Good (Guth, Goode), Jacob…

KernJohn Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Papers of Dr. John Kern. The Kern Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, and newspaper articles that are a product of the research done by Kern during his time as Roanoke Regional Director for the Virginia Department…

Fisher, Gayle Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the papers of Gayle Fisher. This is a genealogical collection of 49 family names that have been arranged by Mrs. Gayle Fisher. The collection includes computer printouts of Bible records, research by others, obituaries,…

Wise, Julian Papers.pdf
This is a guide to the papers of Julian Stanley Wise. This collection contains material directly related to Julian Wise or the Rescue Squad movement in the United States and/or Virginia. Personal correspondence, articles and awards comprise the…

Andrews, M. Carl, Papers of.pdf
A guide to the Papers of M. Carl Andrews, which consists of seventeen file folders including typescripts, clippings and photocopies of newspaper articles and columns, letters, invitations, event programs, committee reports, and both personal and…

TiseMarguerite.pdf
This is a guide to the papers of Marguerite Tise. The collection consists of historical and genealogical materials related to Floyd County, Virginia, and limited research of other localities. The majority of the collection is composed of…

Hale, Ruth Collection.pdf
This is a genealogical collection focusing on the Hale/Ahl/All families and connecting families. Many other families of Craig County, Virginia and surrounding areas are also included. Materials in the collection include notes, correspondence, news…

Brody, Steve, Collection.pdf
This item is a guide to the Papers of Steve Brody. The Brody Papers are comprised of documents, photographs, and artifacts that relate to community work done by Steve Brody in Roanoke from 1935-1978. Documents include a biographical timeline of…

McKendrie Day papers.pdf
This is a guide to the papers of the McKendrie-Day Family. The documents in the McKendrie-Day Family Papers include family history documents and materials relating to Charles and Sarah McKendrie’s four daughters, Grace, Mabel, Jessie “Boots”…

SpadeandTrowel.pdf
This is a guide to the Papers of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club, which consists of organizational records throughout the club’s existence. Records in this collection include meeting minutes, treasurer’s reports, club yearbooks, news clippings,…

Pennsylvania Archives Maps.pdf
This is a guide to the Virginia Room holdings of the Pennsylvania Archives Maps. The Pennsylvania Archives Maps are comprised of twenty one folded paper maps of the twenty five piece collection and a photocopy of the index entitled, “An index to…

RaleighCourtScrapbookCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Raleigh Court Elementary School Scrapbook Collection. The Raleigh Court Elementary School scrapbook collection consists of scrapbooks from each school year or range of years from 1960-1996, with some years missing. Scrapbooks…

Barnes, Raymond Manuscripts.pdf
The Raymond Barnes Manuscript Collection consists of Barnes’ research notes and drafts used to compile "A History of Roanoke". Also included are several personal items, including a journal kept by Barnes in 1966, a journal kept by Barnes’…

Elmwood Park Century Project.pdf
This is a guide to the records of the Elmwood Park Century Project. In 1978, the City of Roanoke and downtown business community commissioned a $100,000 study to evaluate the development potential of Roanoke’s downtown core area and to prepare a…

GRCCLRecords.pdf
This items is a guide to the records of the Greater Raleigh Court Civic League. The Greater Raleigh Court Civic League Records (now Raleigh Court Neighborhood Association) document the neighborhood organization formed in 1978 to protect and further…

IOOFLigniteLodge.pdf
This is a guide to record books for the Lignite Lodge #185, based out of Oriskany, VA, and one folder with the original deed for the Lignite Lodge Property in Oriskany, Botetourt County, Virginia.

Kiwanis Records.pdf
This is a guide to the Records of the Kiwanis Club of Roanoke. The records are divided into four sections, some of which are subdivided by record type. There are some gaps in the record, but overall the records are fairly complete.
The first…

YouthHavenCollection.pdf
This is a guide to The Youth Haven Collection, which is comprised of materials relating to the early stages of the organization from 1969 through 1972. The Collection includes 15 folders containing the organization’s founding, financial beginnings,…

RoanokeAreaScouting.pdf
This is a guide to the Roanoke Area Scouting History Collection. This collection contains the papers and personal documents of several notable leaders in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) from the Roanoke, Virginia area. The bulk of the collection…

RkeDrugCo Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Roanoke Drug Company Collection. The Roanoke Drug Company collection contains various articles related to Roanoke Drug Company and the various companies related to it, both before and after the company was known as Roanoke…

RoanokeRailway&ElectricCoRecords.pdf
This is a guide to the records of the Roanoke Railway & Electric Company. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, general histories and newspaper articles.

Davis, Ruth Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Ruth Davis Manuscript Register. This manuscript is a collection of materials related to Ruth Davis’ enrollment in the Jefferson Hospital School of Nursing from which she graduated in 1926. The collection includes five folders…

SARFincastleResolutions1.pdf
This is a guide to the records of the Sons of the American Revolution, Fincastle Resolutions Chapter Records. This collection consists of records of the Sons of the American Revolution Fincastle Resolutions Chapter beginning in 1967 through 2009,…

Sci-Fi FantasyCollection.pdf
This collection consists of 1 document storage case of materials related to Roanoke Valley sci-fi fantasy fanzines. Included are issues of the Jinnia Clan Journal, Jinnia Clan Journal Junior, Wyrd, Overflow, and Marturian. Programs from early…

Warren, Stephen Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Stephen Warren Collection. The Stephen Warren Collection is a collection of photographs, correspondence, scrapbooks, and miscellaneous items of the Bryant, Mullins, Caldwell, and McManaway families.

Steinberg, David H. Streetcar Manuscripts.pdf
This is a guide to the streetcar manuscripts of David H. Steinberg. This collection was created and donated by David H. Steinberg. The collection consists of a 318 page manuscript entitled “Traction in the Magic City: The Development of Local…

WPARecords.pdf
This guide of the Works Progress Administration Records consists primarily of typed manuscripts about historical topics of local interest written from 1936 to 1942. While the primary focus is on the city and county of Roanoke, several documents…

UrbanRenewal.pdf
This collection is housed in three record storage boxes. Content consists of all of Mary Bishop’s research for “Street by Street, Block by Block: How Urban Renewal Uprooted Black Roanoke”. The collection is arranged into four…

VBAWomensAux.pdf
This is a guide to the Valley Baptist Association Women's Auxiliary Collection. The Valley Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary Collection consists of materials related to the organization’s history, mission work, and programs. Included are…

ValleyBeautfulCollection.pdf
This is a guide to the Valley Beautiful Foundation Records Collection. The Valley Beautiful Foundation was organized in 1981 in order to promote the beautification of the Roanoke Valley. It set about its goal by planting trees in the city,…

CooperVirginia.pdf
The Virginia Cooper papers consist of records, publications and research notes pertaining to Revolutionary War patriot William Faris of Cumberland and Roanoke Counties, Virginia, son Benjamin Faris and their families. The collection includes…

Virginia Y. Lee Celebrity Memorabilia Collection.pdf
This is a guide to the Virginia Y. Lee Celebrity Memorabilia Collection. Items in the collection were collected by Gainsboro Branch of Roanoke Public Libraries librarian Virginia Y. Lee. The collection relates to celebrities Paul Laurence Dunbar, W.…

Hubard, William.pdf
This is a guide to the William Hubard Papers, which consist of genealogical research compiled by William Stebbins Hubbard. Included are official records, family files consisting of a variety of items, such as descendancy charts, photocopies from…

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…

WomensGuildScrapbook.pdf
This is a guide to the Women's Guild Scrapbook. This scrapbook contains ephemera, photographs, brochures, newspaper clippings, and correspondence related to the guild. Contents of the scrapbook are arranged chronologically.

WWIILetters.pdf
This is a guide to the World War II letters written by James S. Thomerson to his family in Roanoke while he was deployed during World War II. They chronicle his time abroad and illustrate the hardships that many others faced far from home.

RoanokeDecennial.pdf
Souvenir booklet created for the 10th Anniversary of Roanoke.

Roanoke 1891.pdf
A synopsis of the City of Roanoke in 1891, including summaries of industries, schools, financial conditions, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

acorn1910.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1911.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1912.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1913.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1914.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1915.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1916.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1917.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1918.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1919.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1920.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1921.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1922.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

acorn1923.pdf
Acorns of Roanoke was the annual for Roanoke High School.

Beehive1936.pdf
Beehive was the annual for William Fleming High School until 1937 when the title was changed to Colonel.

Pinkard2.pdf
Biographical sketch of Dr. John H. Pinkard and his contributions to medicine and the African American community of Roanoke.

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Students at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

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Students at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

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Back Creek School, back row L to R: Bernice Harmon, Charlie Blankenship, Lonzie Janney, Dempsey Grisso, Dean Dores; Second row, L to R: Buster Webster, Edison Likens, Isaac Sutphin, Grover Sink, Harry Cannaday, Grant Christley; Front row, L to R:…

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School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

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School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

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School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

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School group at old Back Creek School on Landmark Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.

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Sophomore Class at Back Creek School: L to R: Billy Agee, Jane Coon, Edmund Chamberlain, Douglas Grisso, Louis Grisso, Hazel Henderson, John Jones, Mildred Jones, Lotherine Lavinder, Sara Lee Poage, Evelyn Webster

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Back Creek High School, Junior Class, Front row, L to R: Nancy Poage, Pete Christley, Herbert Henderson, Jr., Norman Lavinder, Mary Bowling; Back row, L to R: Bertha Christley, Carl Wade, Bertha Bohon, Martha Jane Henry

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May Day at Back Creek School, L to R: Catherine Bowling, Frances Grubb, Frances Gill, Lotherine Lavinder (Queen), Josephine Grisso, Evelyn Webster; in the front is crown-bearer Nadine Henderson

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Mill wheel at Poage's Mill

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School – probably the old log school house first used for Haran School before larger facility was built.

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Back Creek High School 4-H Club, L to R: Mildred Bohon, Jane Coon, Josephine Grisso, Geraldine Grubb, Hazel Henderson, Mildred Jones, Sue Lane, Nancy Poage, Sara Lee Poage, Emily Rierson, Cornelia Simpson, Evelyn Webster, Irma Wright

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Haran School, front row, L to R: Blanche Ferguson, Robert Ferguson, Billy Bohon, Geneva Poage, Francis Martin, Mae Agee, Mamie Agee, Mina Day, Gladys Bohon, Claude Puckett, Omer Puckett, Floyd Bohon;
Second row, L to R: Lela Jenny, Nellie Ferguson,…

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Roland Ferguson School, located on Twelve O’Clock Knob Road. The teacher was Mildred (Edd) Bell, sister-in-law of Tom and Luther Bell; #1 is Ocie Ferguson, #2 is Icie Ferguson, #3 is Jim Ferguson

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Haran Baptist Church

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Students at Back Creek School.

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Haran Baptist Church

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Ink sketch of Kittinger Chapel, artist unknown.

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1905 postal receipt for Haran Post Office, signed by “D. Kittinger, postmaster”.

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Family of John and Sarah (Hayes) Harris. L to R: Sarah Jane, William, Lutie, Susie, Elisha, George, John, Eliza, and Benjamin. The family lived in the Back Creek section of Roanoke County.

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Mountain burial in family cemetery, probably Martin-Simpson cemetery near Martins Creek Road in Southwest Roanoke County.

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Louisa (Martin) and Daniel Simpson. The Simpsons lived on Martins Creek Road in Southwest Roanoke County.

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Home and family of Daniel Simpson on Martins Creek in Southwest Roanoke County.

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William and Mary Katherine (Poage) Grisso residents of Cave Spring section in Southwest Roanoke County.

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Home of John and Susie (Harris) Grisso in Cave Spring, Roanoke County. The home burned in 1946.

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Cave Spring Baptist Church

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R.T. Fralin, Sr., Ran Lynn Drive in Roanoke County.

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Fralin home in Cave Spring.

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Fralin barn on Ran Lynn Drive in Roanoke County.

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Fralin home on Ran Lynn Drive in Roanoke County.

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Riley T. Fralin, Sr, and Jr. at intersection of Ran Lynn Drive and Poage Valley Road.

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Aunt Nadine Henderson takes nephews and nieces for an afternoon ride in Back Creek. Standing L to R: Bobby, Nadine, David and Charles Ed Henderson; On horse L to R: Paige Riley, Ray Henderson Corky, Barbara & Kay Henderson, Brent Riley.

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Back Creek School with "new" addition.

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Back Creek School.

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Students in front of Back Creek School.

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Students in front of Back Creek School.

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Haran Baptist Church

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Youth in front of Haran Baptist Church. Front row, L to R: Gaynelle Simpson, Shirley Rierson; Second row, L to R: Preston Webster, Ruby Kirkwood, Nelson Simpson; Back row, L to R: Jimmy Kirkwood, Lorene Simpson, Polly Rierson, Norris Webster

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Omer C. Simpson. Simpson lived on Martins Creek Road.

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Omer C. Simpson

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First row, L to R: Albert Turner, ? Webster; Second row, L to R: Janette Turner, Nelson Simpson, ?, O.C. Simpson, Jr., Third row, L to R: Francis Simpson, Colleen Grubb, Christine Simpson, Beatrice Peters, ?, Lorene Simpson; Back row, L to R: Vinson…

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Hazel Tinsley and Mauvieleen S. Altis in front of Back Creek Elementary School.

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W.F. Bolton's 8th grade class at Back Creek School.

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L to R: Joe Beard, Effie Beard, Mauvieleen Stanley, Nannie Bracy, Edna Altis, Mary Altis, Nannie Altis, Clarence Altis, Clara Altis, Willie Bracy

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L to R: Joe Beard, Mildred Beard, Charles Altis, Effie Beard, Willie Bracy, Mauvieleen Stanley, Clarence Altis

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Front row, L to R: William Gilford Christley Jr., Ivy Mae Christley, Louise Christley, William Gilford Christley Sr., Grant Christley; Back row, L to R: Monroe Christley, Elsie Christley, Milan Christley, Glenna Christley, Bertha Christley, Arlen…

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Front row, L to R: Louise Christley Williams, George Franklin Christley, Iva Mae Christley Ferguson, Elsie Christley, Bertha Christley, ?, Back row, L to R: Bill Christley, Pauline Christley, Monroe Christley, Thora Christley, Milan Christley,…

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Former Elijah Poage store/warehouse on Old Mill Road in Poages Mill.

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Photo taken in front of the Christley Homeplace on Mt. Chestnut Road in Roanoke County; Seated L to R: Margaret Powell Christley, Arlen F. “Pete” Christley; Standing, L to R: Keith B. Christley, Warren Christley, Joyce Christley Clowers, Michael…

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Back Creek High School. L to R: Gertie Hopper, Glenna Christley, Camile Lavender, Cleda Grisso, Elsie Christley; man at back is Shelton Gates.

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Back Creek High School. Pictured are: Teachers Grant McGhee, Elsie Kennedy and Ann Hogan McGhee, George Beach, Paul Ferguson, Bowman Ferguson, Clifton Grisso, Wilson Moser, Edwin Garner, Aaron Martin, Clayton Tinnell Sr., Kenneth Grisso, Carl Wade,…

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

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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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Rierson’s Grocery on Route 221.

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Rock store near Poage Farm on Route 221.

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Back Creek Elementary School under re-construction.

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L to R: Ned Martin, Omer .C. Simpson, Jr., Charles Day and Gordon Willett (background) at Haran Baptist Church.

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The woman sitting in the wagon is Annie Blankenship Martin, the man at right is Olvin Martin; American Chestnut in background; photo probably taken in Martins Creek Road area of Roanoke County. All others unidentified.

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Photo taken at Thelma Willett’s home. Seated front, L to R: Marilyn Givens, Norma Jean Martin; Seated middle, L to R: Mae Austin Martin, Pearl Martin Wertz; Standing, L to R: Edith Martin Filson, Dorothy Martin Bass.

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Alfonso Martin, a resident of Martins Creek Road.

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Tilden Hendrix Martin, a resident of Martins Creek Road.

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Omer C. Simpson, Jr., Christine Simpson, Lorene Simpson, residents of Martins Creek Road.

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Nelson Simpson, a resident of Martins Creek Road. Photo probably taken at home of his parents O.C. and Mary Simpson.

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L to R: Tilden H. Martin, Gertrude Martin Duling, Alfonso Martin, Otey Martin.

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Back row, far left Annie Blankenship Martin, Olvin Martin; far right Louisa Martin, Daniel N. Simpson. Photo taken in front of the Martin-Simpson homeplace on Martins Creek Road. All others unidentified.

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Olvin Martin home, built in 1877, was located on Martins Creek Road.

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Idle band saw at Lamar Martin farm on Martins Creek Road.

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Sam Hailey and his work mules.

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Raleigh “Buck” Owens' spray engine for use in orchard.

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Omer Simpson barn on Martins Creek Road.

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

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Poage home and farm along Route 221.

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1840 deed for 66 acres belonging to Jane Poage as part of land granted to her from her father, John Poage.

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Back Creek 4-H Club.

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Sarah Rettinger Henry (left) and Nannie Rettinger Grisso.

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Home of Samuel Henry.

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James and Sarah Henry and three daughters in Poages Mill area.

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Back Creek School girls basketball team. Pictured are Margaret Henry Hartman and Mildred Henry Dimond. All others unidentified.

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Senior Class at Back Creek School

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Back Creek School students. Pictured are Principal Grant McGee, teacher Ann Hogan, who later married McGee. All others unidentified.

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First Mormon chapel in Southwest Roanoke County, located on Bearing Road.

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W.L. and Icie Wade (seated center) Family.

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Ferguson sisters (top) and Christley home on Mt. Chestnut.

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L to R: Rachel Ferguson, Walter Ferguson, Ocieola Ferguson, Isadora Ferguson, Ivie Ferguson, Charles Ferguson, James Ferguson, William H. Ferguson

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Top photo, pictured: Jim Ferguson, Ivie Ferguson, Herbert Henderson, Maggie Ferguson, Margaret Rachel Ferguson, William H. Ferguson, Bertha Wade, Henry Wade . Bottom photo, pictured L to R: Ivie Ferguson, Jim Ferguson, Icie Ferguson, Aunt Paulina,…

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Margaret Rachel Owens Ferguson and William H. Ferguson.

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1. Isadora Ferguson Wade, 2. William Lee Wade, 3. Oren Wade, 4. Henry Wade, 5. Barney Owens. Photo was taken at the apple orchard at the Wade home. All others unidentified.

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Charcoal drawing of Henry Booker Wade.

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Deed to Pine Hill School, formerly located on Twelve O’Clock Knob Road.

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Portion of rock wall, built by Ralph Henry’s great grandfather, along Corntassel Lane. The wall still exists today.

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Packing label for L.D. Bell and T.M. Bell at Poages Mill.

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Harvey Claytor Poage.

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Poage Family in front of engine on farm. L to R: Harvey Poage, Bill Poage, Lee Poage, Lucy Poage

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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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Unidentified children at Back Creek School.

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6th graders in Back Creek School classroom.

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Miss Annie Bohon sells ice cream during lunch at Back Creek Elementary School. The ice cream cooler was inside the front door of the school.

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Back Creek Elementary School.

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Students and teachers in front of Back Creek School. Ann Hogan w/tie upper left of group (principal/teacher),

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Turner home on Martins Creek Road in its final days.

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Johnnie and Bertha Grubb making apple butter.

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Ed Sloan, auctioneer, with Harold Ferguson in background

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L to R: Henry Lee Poage (1891-1960), Arthur Seibert “Ott” Poage (1897-1971), Harvey Claytor Poage (1893-1928) in front of Poage farmhouse

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L to R: Arthur “Ott” Poage, Henry Lee Poage, Charles Claytor Poage (1848-1931), Harvey Claytor Poage, David Meador

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Wheeler and Bessie Beckner in front of home, presently located at 7041 Cotton Hill Road

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Wheeler and Bessie Beckner and John Steele (left) at home on Cotton HIll Road. They logged timber for railroad ties.

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Beckner homeplace on Cotton Hill Road.

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Bessie Beckner (left) and Essie Mae Beckner.

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Mildred and Roscoe Meador wedding photo; Wheeler Beckner on porch.

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Grandle Meador, Tina, Alice and Buddy Welcher at Beckner home.

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Aerial view of Route 419 under construction at Chaparral Drive; Penn Forest Boulevard at bottom.

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Aerial view looking north at Route 419 construction. The house and barn were located at the current site of the Roanoke County Administrative Offices on Bernard Drive. The earth moving equipment is at the current intersection of Route 419 and…

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Aerial view showing Green Valley Elementary School, upper right.

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Aerial view to the northeast of current Route 419 at intersection with Ogden Road. Ogden Road is seen at the top of the photo. At top, right is Ogden Elementary School. The area to the right of the railroad tracks is Cox Communications and Old…

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House owned by Mrs. Saul, who lived at Starkey; torn down in the 1970s; across from Haran Baptist Church. Stanley family moved there in 1943. Arlene Stanley on porch.

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House owned by Mrs. Saul, who lived at Starkey; torn down in the 1970s; across from Haran Baptist Church. Stanley family moved there in 1943. Clarence Altis (left) and Robert Carroll.

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House owned by Mrs. Saul, who lived at Starkey; torn down in the 1970s; across from Haran Baptist Church. Stanley family moved there in 1943. Photo taken on Easter Sunday shows Roma Stanley (left) and Clarence Altice.

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Mauvieleen Altis in front of house.

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Mauvieleen Altis, Robert Carroll and Arlene Stanley.

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Clara Altis and Arlene Stanley.

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Arlene Stanley and Clara Altis at Back Creek Elementary School.

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L to R: Martha Tinsley, Alrene Stanley, ?, Mauvieleen Altis, Hazel Tinsley, Ethel Stump.

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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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Charlie amd Minnie Altis with Forrest and Florence Sloan.

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Charlie Altis in his apple orchard on hill behind Altice home.

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Ed and Viola Sloan.

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Bobby, Joyce, Hazel and Robert Altis.

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Sarah and Ballard Martin in front of home. Ballard was a carpenter and farmer.

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Look Out Lodge postcard, Bent Mountain.

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Hubert Earl “Hub” Harris.

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Ballard P. and Sarah Martin

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Hubert Earl Harris & Ola Agee Harris lived where Starkey ball fields are today.

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James C. Fralin being baptized in Back Creek at Poages Mill in 1925 by Chris Eller, Brethren minister.

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Lucy Dyer Poage, Molly Gregson, Jeff Gregson, making apple butter at home in the Poages Mill area.

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Haran Baptist Church

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Mary Catherine “Molly” Poage, Sara Poage (standing, left), Harvey Poage (standing, right), Lee Poage (on lap).

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Students and teachers in front of Back Creek School.

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Students and teachers in front of Back Creek School.

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Kittinger Chapel was located on Landmark Circle in Roanoke County. It was razed in the early 2000s.

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Mary Catherine Sloan Poage

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Emily Bohon and Bessie Brown

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Ruby Holt in front of Holt’s Store on Bent Mountain.

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Home of Dr. E.O. Tinsley on Bent Mountain. The home was called “Sunny Side”. Tinsley’s office was located on right, front corner of porch. The home was on Tinsley Lane. It was razed in the 2000s.

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Col. Fletcher Holt with a snake around his neck. Holt was a taxidermist on Bent Mountain

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Clyde Bohon, who bought Holt’s Store on Bent Mountain.

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Col. Holt’s store and house on Bent Mountain. Dr. Hurt’s car is parked in front.

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Mount Olivet Baptist Church on Route 221, Bent Mountain.

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May Court at Bent Mountain High School. May Queen (far right) is Carrie Marie Bell; Maid to the Queen (second from right) is Mamie Logan; crown bearer is John Poff, flower girl is Jean Ferguson; Maids are Laura Metz, Bertha Janney, Betty Sisson,…

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Marble players at Bent Mountain School. L to R: Hilton King, Herbert Craighead, Namon Conner, Arnold Mills, Melvin Manning (school champion), Harold Thompson, Fletcher Wimmer.

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

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Baptism of Mary Ann Conner, wife of G.W. Conner, by Elder Leonard Brammer of the Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, at Fralin home.

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Laurel Ridge Primitive Baptist Church, located on Roselawn Road.

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Bellview Primitive Baptist Church, located on Roselawn 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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Elders of Pigg River Primitive Baptist Association at Basham Church in Stewartsville, Virginia.

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Rendering of original log Laurel Ridge Church by Joey Meador.

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

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Ralph Henry of the Back Creek Baseball Team. Uniform says Finnell’s, as Finnell & Sons sponsored the team.

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Spectators at Back Creek Elementary School for Back Creek baseball game.

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“Heading the Barrels” at Doc Ferguson’s orchard. L to R: George Yates, Ben Owens, Mr. Minnix, A. Bohon, Doc Ferguson, Will Hokles, Wiley Lavinder.

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Gas ration stamps from 1945.

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Mount Union Church of the Brethren on Bent Mountain. The original 1896 church building is seen. Rev. Oscar Fike (right) and his parents are on the front steps.

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Brethren baptism in a creek in Floyd County.

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Cave Spring Baptist Church.

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Cave Spring Baptist Church

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Cave Spring Baptist Church

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

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Two unidentified persons at Reed's Store.

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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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Starkey Speedway

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Fruit Growers Telephone Exchange (was also Luther Bell’s store) located on Landmark Circle in Roanoke County.

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Aerial view of Starkey Speedway.

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Stock car racing at Starkey Speedway.

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Stock car racing at Starkey Speedway.

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Sally Lewis, resident of Poages Mill area.

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Ben Lewis, resident of Haran area.

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Scene at Woodrum Orchard.

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Charcoal drawing of Elmore Martin. Martin served with the 28th Virginia Infantry, CSA. He died in the war.

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Grisso Family, L to R: Ellis Grisso, Mary Grisso, Susie (Harris) Grisso, Price Grisso (small child), John H. Grisso.

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Erecting telephone poles and wire in Back Creek area.

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Unidentified man examining remnants of splintered oak tree struck by lightning on J.H. Grisso farm, the strike of which killed J.H. Grisso

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John Henry and Susie (Harris) Grisso.

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Aerial view of Back Creek Orchard Company at foot of Bent Mountain; owned by Woodrum family, R.S. Stearnes, Dr. E.W. Senter, Jack Kefauver and Clinton Craighead

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Bent Mountain Elementary School

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Back Creek Elementary School

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Dr. Edward Tinsley ready to start rounds on horseback. His house is in background. Tinsley practiced from 1890 to 1940 in the Bent Mountain area.

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Spring at Cave Spring.

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Enjoying a spin in a Metz car. L to R: Neva, Vera, Elba, Raymond, and Alton Reed.

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Native American mortar and grinding stone found near Cave Spring, owned by M.A. Janney

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Luther Bell, board of supervisors member representing Cave Spring.

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Cave Spring Volunteer Fire Department.

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Roanoke County Book Mobile in front of the Roanoke Count Public Library.

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Grant Plaza at Cave Spring, located at 3901 Brambleton Avenue.

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Ola Agee Harris and Hubert E. Harris lived in the Starkey area.

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Sarah and Ballard Martin in front of home. Home is presently located on Shingle Ridge Road, off of Cotton Hill Road. Grandson Damon Martin is in buggy.

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L to R: Alonzo Lockett, Callie Harris Lockett, Pattie Martin at home formerly located across from the old Starkey School.

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Hubert Harris on Salem Avenue in Downtown Roanoke.

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Callie Lockett (seated), L to R: Carol Harris, Alonzo Lockett, Hubert Harris, David Harris, Dorothy Harris

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Callie Lockett (nee Harris). She did not cut her hair after age 16, as she thought it sinful to do so.

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Alonzo Lockett in “Dokkie” fez.

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

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Central Baptist Church, Vacation Bible School. Rev. Arnold Williams is in suit at far left.

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

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Home of Elbe and Essie Reed, located behind Reed’s Store.

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1936 Graduating Class of Bent Mountain High School; Standing, L to R: Raymond Carr, George Powell, Homer Reed; Seated, L to R: Elois King, Margaret Jamison

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Reed’s Orchard operation at intersection of Poor Mountain Road and Tinsley Lane. The apple packing shed in photo was built in 1933.

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Aerial view of Reed’s Orchard, located at the intersection of Poor Mountain Road and Tinsley Lane. The house was built by the Woodrum Family, bought by Homer Reed in 1948 and closed as a commercial orchard in 1995.

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

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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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Faculty Group at Bent Mountain School; L to R: Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Jones, Mrs. Brook Alderman, ?, Mr. Woods (principal), Ann McGee, Viva Bowles.

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Student group at Bent Mountain School, mostly unidentified, though it does contain Virginia Walters and Cassie Fralin

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Group at Bent Mountain School.

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John Philip Austin at his home located across Route 221 from Mt. Union Church of the Brethren. Austin was the first person to have heart by-pass surgery at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.

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John and Virginia Walters Austin sitting on front porch of home with grandchildren.

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Back Creek Elementary School; L to R: Marie Sloan, ?, ?, Gaynelle Simpson, ?

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Play at Poages Mill Church of the Brethren; L to R: Eddy Grisso, Curt Mowles, Norvell Hurt, Dick Agee, Daisy Long

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Lorene Simpson and Polly Rierson.

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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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Back Creek School; L to R: Ethel Stump, Mauvieleen Stanley, Lorene Underwood, Martin Tinsley, Arlene Stanley.

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

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Stanley Family in snow in the Haran area.

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L to R: Clarence Altis, Mauvieleen Stanley, Ida Stanley, Gaye Stanley. The hill behind them is where the King’s Forest subdivision is today along Route 221.

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Diane Altis on pick-up in Back Creak area.

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Look Out Lodge postcard, Bent Mountain.

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Reno Restaurant card, formerly locate in Starkey area on Crystal Creek Road.

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Roland Ferguson and family in front of their house. The house is located at 5109 Twelve O’Clock Knob Road.

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“40 Acres” home postcard, Bent Mountain.

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Back Creek School faculty photo; L to R: Ella Clark Henry, Rufus Henry, Mary Turner.

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Preston Hartman home, Cave Spring.

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Preston Hartman

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Henry P. McGuire of Cave Spring in J.L. Dishong fruit and vegetable wagon.

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

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Ott and Lucy Poage at a dance at Back Creek Elementary School.

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Poff’s Garage, Route 221, Bent Mountain.

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Ruby and Allen Stone, Bent Mountain.

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Allen Stone, Bent Mountain.

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Bent Mountain Mutual Telephone Company stock certificate.

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“Old” Bent Mountain School.

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A vacant Christo Evangelical Wesleyan Church in the Bottom Creek area.

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A vacant Bottom Creek Church of the Brethren.

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

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Fletcher Wimmer working on family farm. The Wimmers had large cabbage fields. Their farm bordered the Blue Ridge Parkway near the spur road to Bent Mountain.

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Will Wimmer, a farmer at Bent Mountain.

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Bent Mountain Hunting Club. The old club building was located on Callaway Road, off of Route 221 just past Blue Ridge Parkway overpass. Standing, L to R: Will Wimmer, C.F. Holt, Walter Overfelt, Dewey Holt, Doug Lancaster, ?, Woodrow Reed, Jake…

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Unidentified musicians entertain inside clubhouse of Bent Mountain Hunting Club.

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Bent Mountain Hunting Club cabin on Calloway Road, later burned and was replaced with a cinderblock building. Will Wimmer on far right.

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Bent Mountain Hunting Club members ready for a hunt, location unknown.

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

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King Brothers’ saw mill, formerly located in the Bottom Creek area. The mill was powered by steam engine. Logs were hauled to the site by oxen and horses.

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Grisso-Gates School building, located on property of 5321 S. Roselawn Road in Cave Spring.

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Haystacks along Tinsley Lane.

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Vacation cabin at Laurel Ranch.

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Starkey School

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Dr. Joseph A. Gale, a physician at Cave Spring in 1880s.

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Dr. Joseph Gale’s office in Cave Spring.

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Dr. Joseph Gale’s home in Cave Spring, later owned by Dr. White.

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Former store of Clem and Mae Conner along Route 221.

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Omer Simpson (right) with son, Francis, cutting hay. Simpson's farm was located on Martins Creek Road.

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L to R: Nelson Simpson, Omer C. Simpson, Omer C. Simpson Jr., Francis Simpson and unidentified man stacking hay in field. Simpson farm was located on Martins Creek Road.

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Bent Mountain Hunting Club. Back row, L to R: Ruben Holt, Dewey Holt, Will Wimmer; Front row, L to R: Ralph Metz, Howard Nichols, Raymond Wimmer

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Mormon Church Group at Back Creek.

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L to R: Marvin, Jesse, and Betty Conner picking apples in Thompson orchard on Bent Mountain.

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

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

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

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Belleview Primitive Baptist Church on Roselawn Road.

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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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Temporary Rierson's Store that was used after old store was razed and before new store was built.

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Flier promoting "Old Time Fiddler's Convention" at Back Creek School.

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Flier promoting a music festival at the "new" Back Creek High School.

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Rierson’s Store on Route 221.

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Maynard Rierson and family.

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Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Rierson 50th Wedding Anniversary photo.

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

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George M. Burris (right) on a hay wagon, Bent Mountain.

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

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Marvin Thompson (sitting on barrel) and Guy Conner in Woodrum Orchard.

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Poages Mill baseball team, #1, R.C. Wertz, #2 O.L. Grisso, #3 John Wertz, #4 Bill Grisso, #5 Ott Wertz, #6 Walt Henry, #7 E.B. Martin, #8 John Bowles, #9 R.C. Henry

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Col. Fletcher Holt in his store on Bent Mountain.

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Annie Vest and Helen Williams in front of Oswald L. Williams' Store on Bent Mountain.

Brigadier 1964.pdf
Brigadier is the annual of James Breckinridge Junior High School

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

Brigadier1973.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.

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

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

Cardinal1950.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.

Cardinal1952.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.

Cardinal1955.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.

Cardinal1957.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.

Cardinal1960.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.

Cardinal1962.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.

Cardinal1964.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.

Cardinal1966.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.

Cardinal1968.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.

Cardinal1970.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.

Cardinal1972.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.

Colonel1937.pdf
The Colonel is the annual of William Fleming High School.

Colonel1940.pdf
The Colonel is the annual of William Fleming High School.

Colonel1944.pdf
The Colonel is the annual of William Fleming High School.

Colonel1946.pdf
The Colonel is the annual of William Fleming High School.

Colonel 1947.pdf
The Colonel is the annual of William Fleming High School.

Colonel1949.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1950.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1951.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1952.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1953.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1954.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1955.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1956.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1957.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1958.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1959.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1960.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1961.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1962.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1963.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1964.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1965.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1966.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1967.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1968.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1971.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

Colonel1972.pdf
The Colonel is the annual for William Fleming High School.

NolenPlan1928.pdf
The Comprehensive City Plan came about with a renewed interest in city planning. that looks to the future and to "visualize the coming needs of the city". As in 1907, John Nolen, landscape architect and city planner, was chosen to develop the plan.…

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Rose arbor on the porch of the Thompson Goodwin home, once located in Orchard Hill. Orchard Hill, also known as "Official Hill" was located in the area where Community Hospital stands today.

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Looking west on Hanover Avenue from 10th Street.

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View of 4th Street NE. Northside Filling Station was located at 1201 4th, roughly where the post office is located today.

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View of 4th Street NE. Northside Filling Station was located at 1201 4th, roughly where the post office is located today.

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View of 4th Street NE. Northside Filling Station was located at 1201 4th, roughly where the post office is located today.

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View of 4th Street NE. Northside Filling Station was located at 1201 4th, roughly where the post office is located today.

CPC 11 Raleigh Tavern.jpg
Raleigh Tavern, Roanoke's first hotel, was located on Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue NE. Built in the early 1800s and long known as Pate's Tavern, it was a popular stopping-place on the north-south stages or on the road from Lynchburg west to Seven Mile…

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Storefront of Graybar Electric Company, formerly located at 603 Salem Avenue.

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A view of 4th Street NE in the Gilmer School area. Exact location unknown.

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Sign at intersection of 2nd Street NE and unknown cross street.

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People sitting on the knoll overlooking the pool in Riverside Park.

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Pool at Riverside Park

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Pool at Riverside Park

CPC 16 Orange Avenue.jpg
Looking east from about the 1100 block of Lynchburg (Orange) Avenue.

CPC 17 Wasena Bridge.jpg
A view of Wasena Bridge from Riverside Boulevard.

CPC 18 Dale and 8th.jpg
Structures once located at the corner of Dale Avenue and 8th Street.

CPC 19 Mill Mountain.jpg
Looking south from atop Mill Mountain.

CPC 2 SW from YMCA.jpg
Looking southwest from the top of the YMCA building on 2nd Street. Lee Junior High School is visible in the left background.

CPC 20 Moorman Spring.jpg
Moorman Spring was located on the Captain Robert B. Mooman property roughly located at the intersection of Moorman Avenue and 10th Street.

CPC 21a Trout Field.jpg
Located adjacent to and east of Fairview Cemetery along Melrose Avenue, Trout Field was Roanoke's first airfield.

CPC 21b Trout Field.jpg
Located adjacent to and east of Fairview Cemetery along Melrose Avenue, Trout Field was Roanoke's first airfield.

CPC 22 Hollins Entrance.jpg
Entrance to Hollins College.

CPC 23 Albemarle Avenue.jpg
Looking west an Albemarle Avenue SE at the 6th Street intersection.

CPC 24 Albemarle Avenue.jpg
Looking toward Albemarle from the 6th Street intersection.

CPC 25 Furnace Row.jpg
A view of Furnace Row on Tinker Creek, once roughly located at Orange Avenue and Rhodes Avenue.

CPC 26 2nd Street.jpg
Unidentified children at Lick Run along 2nd Street NE.

CPC 27 Walker Avenue.jpg
View of Walker Avenue at the intersection with 2nd Street NE.

CPC 28 Wells Avenue.jpg
Jog at Wells Avenue NW.

CPC 29 2nd Street.jpg
2nd Street NE at Lick Run.

CPC 3 Stone Home.jpg
The home of Edward L. Stone of Stone Printing and Manufacturing, formerly located at 210 Mountain Avenue.

CPC 35 2nd and Rutherford.jpg
Intersection of 2nd Street and Rutherford Avenue NE.

CPC 36 Crystal Spring.jpg
Looking up Crystal Spring Avenue from roughly 23rd Street.

CPC 37 Church and 3rd.jpg
Looking east on Church Avenue from 3rd Street. Post office (now Commonwealth Building) is under construction at right.

CPC 38 Church and 3rd.jpg
Looking east on Church Avenue from 3rd Street. Post office (now Commonwealth Building) is under construction at right.

CPC 39 Bullitt Avenue.jpg
Looking west at the 500 block of Bullitt Avenue.

CPC 4 Franklin and Mountain.jpg
Jog intersection at Franklin Road and Mountain Avenue.
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