Take a fascinating journey through Far Southwest Virginia with vintage postcards and photos from the collection of attorney Frank Kilgore, a native of the area and longtime memorabilia collector. Over 1,000 postcard and photographic scenes of mountains and valleys, bustling lumber towns, coal and lumber camps, coke ovens, trains and railroad expansion, and strong people illustrate the beauty and challenges of life in this corner of Central Appalachia.
Explore a gallery of historical railroad and train images from the book!
This 320 page, 11″ by 8.5″ new and expanded edition includes many full-color postcards, glass plate slides, letters, coal and Civil War scrip, Norfolk and Western photos and items, and other rare documents.
This new book of old stuff covers the Virginia counties of Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Tazewell, Washington, and Wise, as well as the city of Norton, with historic scenes along the Clinch, Powell, Guest, and Holston rivers.
Images and items from many incorporated towns and smaller communities are featured, including Grundy, Hurley, Vansant, Whitewood, Clintwood, Clinchco, Haysi, Jonesville, St. Charles, Pennington Gap, Lebanon, Castlewood, Clinchfield, Cleveland, Dante, Elk Garden, Honaker, Gate City, Clinchport, Duffield, Dungannon, Nickelsville, Weber City, Tazewell, Richlands, Bluefield, Cedar Bluff, Pocahontas, Abindgon, Damascus, Glade Spring, Wise, Appalachia, Big Stone Gap, Coeburn, Dorchester, Pound, Stonega, St. Paul, and Toms Creek.