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Tucker County by Cynthia A. Phillips
This volume tells the story of Tucker County’s history through the visual records of its communities, families, and industries. Carved out of Randolph County, Virginia, in 1856, Tucker County’s early history played out in the farming communities of the Cheat River Valley. Beginning in 1884, the shrill whistle of industrialist Henry Gassaway Davis’s railroad, the West Virginia Central and Pittsburg, woke the area to dramatic changes. New towns like Davis, Thomas, and Parsons grew up and prospered in response to the developing nation’s demand for lumber and coal. The collection features the visual evidence of how the political, economic, and natural landscape of Tucker County changed from 1880 to 1960.
Author Bio: Author Cynthia A. Phillips brings together a collection of classic images from all corners of Tucker County. Featured prominently are the lasting images of the people and families who contributed to building these hometowns, the businesses, their schools, and churches.
# of Pages: 128
On Sale Date: 07/25/2005
# of Images: 200 Black and White