Danville, Virginia

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Overview
Since its incorporation in 1833, Danville has proved one of the Old Dominion State's most interesting and historic cities, ranging from its brief stint as the last capital during the waning hours of the Confederacy, to its role as a major tobacco and textile producer in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to the city's infamous disasters, such as the wreck of the Old 97. In these images, readers will journey back into the Danville of yesteryear and explore many elements of the city's past: its historic churches along Main Street, its stunning Victorian and Edwardian architectural treasures along Millionaires Row, and many of the city's most recognizable structures, including schools, businesses, and early government buildings.
Details
ISBN: 9780738506524
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Virginia
Series: Postcard History Series
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Clara Garrett Fountain has compiled a wonderful assortment of postcards that document the changing cityscape and landscape of Danville over the past 100 years. Whether a longtime Danvillian or a newcomer to this city along the Dan River, readers will find Danville, Virginia a fitting tribute to a place special in the Southern experience.