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By the early 1870s, bicycles and tricycles using wire-spoked wheels were common, particularly in England. James Starley of Coventry introduced the Ariel in 1871, and, with modifications, the design gained popularity and later became known as an…

This map of Salem focuses heavily on Roanoke College which was founded in 1853 and sat on twenty acres of land within the city. Julius Dreher, Roanoke's third president, was an early leader in seeking to increase the college's internationalism. From…

Long associated with coal mining, southwestern Virginia has an impressive list of other industries and endeavors. Salt, farming, timber, lead, tobacco, copper, gypsum, and iron have played a role in the "Mountain Empire's" industrial and economic…

Washington County is the first known locality in the United States to be named for George Washington. It was created from Fincastle County in 1776. At the time of the creation of this map, the county covered 600 square miles.  Twelve percent of the…

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Western Virginia's mineral-spring resorts were extremely popular in the nineteenth century. Travelers from throughout the United States, but especially from the South, visited the resorts, taking the "cure" and enjoying the bucolic rural landscapes…

This document is a 1749 land survey that George Washington did for Edward Hogan as part of his job as the county surveyor for Culpeper County, which was then newly created. Washington was all of seventeen years of age when he took on this job,…

This document is the first page of a treatise that was first issued by King James I (1566–1625) in 1604 and later received a new printing in 1674. He was the King of Great Britain from 1603 until his death in 1625. The first English ruler from the…

This photograph depicts a corn field on a farm, close to two buildings. A staple food source, corn was and still remains one of the major crops grown in Virginia. As the population increased the demand for corn also grew, bringing about the concept…

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This photograph depicts a woman and a child sitting on a sofa. The woman is holding a book, giving off the impression that she is reading to the child. In earlier eras books were an expensive luxury only afforded by a very few. The advent of the…

This photograph depicts a trolley conductor standing on the observation deck of one of the trolleys owned by the Washington, Alexandria, and Mount Vernon Electric Railway. Standing close to him is a man wearing a suit and hat, presumably one of the…

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