Lost Communities of Virginia by Terri Fisher, Kirsten Sparenborg, William Ferris
Lost Communities of Virginia
Author: Terri Fisher, Kirsten Sparenborg, William Ferris
Title: Lost Communities of Virginia
ISBN10: 0974270733
ISBN13: 978-0974270739
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
Publisher: University of Virginia Press (May 13, 2011)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1784 kb
Size epub: 1875 kb
Rating: 3.8 ✪
Votes: 315
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas

Virginia’s back roads and rural areas are dotted with traces of once-thriving communities. General stores, train depots, schools, churches, banks, and post offices provide intriguing details of a way of life now gone. The buildings may be empty or repurposed today, the existing community may be struggling to survive or rebuilding itself in a new and different way, but the story behind each community’s original development is an interesting and important footnote to the development of Virginia and the United States.

Lost Communities of Virginia documents thirty small communities from throughout the Commonwealth that have lost their original industry, transportation mode, or way of life. Using contemporary photographs, historical information, maps, and excerpts of interviews with longtime residents of these communities, the book documents the present conditions, recalls past boom times, and explains the role of each community in regional settlement.