Shenandoah County History Explored in New Book - 03/01/2010 Arcadia Publishing
New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Jean Martin is Shenandoah County in the popular Images of America series, featuring over 200 vintage images.
Shenandoah County was created in 1772 from Frederick County and, at that time, was named for the English governor Lord Dunmore. In 1778, the name was officially changed to Shenandoah, possibly after the river that runs through the valley between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. The images in Shenandoah County show the strengths and creativity of those who have lived on the farms and in the diverse villages throughout the county.
A portion of profits from the sale of this book will be donated to the Shenandoah County Historical Society.
Highlights of Shenandoah County:
• Includes images from the Hugh Morrison collection of glass plate negatives
• Features Camp Roosevelt, the first camp in President Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps.
• Explores agricultural pursuits, including planting and harvesting during the late 19th and early 20th centuries
• Shows veterans from the Spanish-American and Civil wars
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and on-line retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional history in the United States. Our mission is to make history accessible and meaningful through the publication of books on the heritage of America’s people and places. Have we done a book on your town? Visit www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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