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Tucker County Cynthia A. Phillips

Tucker County

Cynthia A. Phillips

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ISBN : 9780738518008
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128 pages
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This volume tells the story of Tucker Countys history through the visual records of its communities, families, and industries. Carved out of Randolph County, Virginia, in 1856, Tucker Countys early history played out in the farming communities ofMoreThis volume tells the story of Tucker Countys history through the visual records of its communities, families, and industries. Carved out of Randolph County, Virginia, in 1856, Tucker Countys early history played out in the farming communities of the Cheat River Valley. Beginningin 1884, the shrill whistle of industrialist Henry Gassaway Daviss 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 nations 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.