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Richwood by Luther D. Baker
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
# of Images: 200 Black and White