Posted in American History

Summers County (Images of America) by Ed Robinson PDF

By Ed Robinson

ISBN-10: 0738515558

ISBN-13: 9780738515557

ISBN-10: 1531610552

ISBN-13: 9781531610555

It was once the pull of the steam engine that introduced citizens to Summers County after the Civil struggle. With Hinton as a bustling hub of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Summers County came across itself alongside the trail of products and tourists going to and from Richmond and the Midwest. Surrounded via breathtaking surroundings and stable mountain air, citizens prospered within the county, development attractive houses and full of life groups. Lumber and riverboat site visitors additionally extra to the scene, even though it was once round the C&O that the area's tradition really thrived. Legends similar to John Henry, the metal Drivin' guy who out-drilled a steam drill whereas digging the good Bend Tunnel, got here to represent the grit-and-steel recognition of this West Virginia county.

Life used to be solid, yet paintings used to be challenging. while diesel engines grew to become the norm within the Nineteen Fifties, Summers County's textile started to swap. this present day tourism and activity are the best industries within the zone, yet citizens haven't forgotten their prior. every year the county faucets into its railroading historical past with fairs and celebrations, and efforts are being made to maintain a few of Hinton's exact architecture.

Show description

Read Online or Download Summers County (Images of America) PDF

Similar american history books

Robert Stiles's Four Years Under Marse Robert (1903) PDF

On the first blush this identify might strike one as erroneous, missing in dignity, and bordering at the sensational. but the writer prefers it to the other and is able to guard it; whereas admitting, notwithstanding this can look inconsistent, that motives are so as. no longer one in every of his males used to be a precise follower of Robert Lee for 4 complete years.

Melissa Schehlein's Towson (Then and Now) PDF

Sooner than the delivery of our state, brothers William and Thomas Towson solid a hamlet north of Baltimore at the alternate path to York, Pennsylvania, at its junction with a local American path referred to as Joppa street. In 1854, Towsontown was once validated because the county seat through renowned vote, and the cornerstone of the Baltimore County Courthouse was once laid.

Jeffersonville, Indiana (Images of America) by Garry J. Nokes PDF

The Ohio River has nurtured Jeffersonville. The city's top situation, a bend within the river sooner than the Falls of the Ohio, fostered its improvement right into a neighborhood hub of transportation and trade. at times, even if, the river lashes out at those that inhabit its shorelines. The frigid waters of wintry weather and early spring occasionally swallow town, leaving dust, sickness, and devastation of their wake.

Download e-book for kindle: Together by Accident: American Local Color Literature and by Stephanie C. Palmer

This attention-grabbing account of the neighborhood go back and forth twist of fate motif inside of American neighborhood colour literature deals a reassessment of the cultural paintings performed by way of authors writing throughout the Gilded Age. Stephanie C. Palmer indicates how occasions like damaged carriage wheels and ignored trains have been utilized by neighborhood colour authors to assemble bourgeois and lower-class characters, hence giving readers the chance to work out modernity getting into touch with either rural and concrete lifestyles.

Extra resources for Summers County (Images of America)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Summers County (Images of America) by Ed Robinson


by Jeff
4.2

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 23 votes