Christiansburg by M. Anna Fariello

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Images of America: Christiansburg is a finely tuned compilation of photographs depicting the growth and character of a rural, southwestern Virginia community. Christiansburg proper is situated along the edge of a verdant plateau that rises between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains and is incorporated into the New River watershed. Early settlers were attracted to the region's rich alluvial soil and tempered climates. By the mid-18th century, permanent homesteads began to dot the gentle landscape and the town was officially incorporated in 1792. These photographs follow Christiansburg from its beginnings as a popular stagecoach stop to the 20th century, documenting progress in education, industry, and commerce.
 

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M. Anna Fariello is an associate professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the director of Curatorial InSight, as well as a former Smithsonian research fellow, Fulbright scholar, and author of the interpretive text Objects and Meaning. Co-author Kate Rubick has been actively involved in southwestern Virginia heritage projects for the last three years and has served as project coordinator for the Highland Cultural Coalition. Ms. Rubick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Vermont. M. Anna Fariello is an associate professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the director of Curatorial InSight, as well as a former Smithsonian research fellow, Fulbright scholar, and author of the interpretive text Objects and Meaning. Co-author Kate Rubick has been actively involved in southwestern Virginia heritage projects for the last three years and has served as project coordinator for the Highland Cultural Coalition. Ms. Rubick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Vermont.
 
Published September 18, 2012 by Arcadia Publishing. 128 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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