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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.

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