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Richwood by Luther D. Baker

Book Description:

In its early years, Richwood was the site of several large mills that processed logs harvested from some of the last virgin forestland in the United States. Among these were a band saw mill, paper manufacturing plant, tannery, handle factory, and the largest wooden clothespin factory in the world. Images of America: Richwood explores the history of this fascinating community in its heyday through the eyes of local photographer Finley Taylor, who captured images spanning from just before World War I through the years just after World War II.

Author Bio: From the collection of this celebrated early photographer, author Luther Baker has compiled photographs of the town's transition from wagon roads and river ferries to railroads and bridges. Baker, a lifelong resident of Nicholas County, is currently the director of curriculum and instruction for Nicholas County Schools.

# of Pages: 128

On Sale Date: 06/09/2003

Binding: Softcover

# of Images: 200 Black and White