Abingdon (Images of Modern America)

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According to legend, in about 1760, Daniel Boone first named this hinterlands settlement "Wolf Hills." Incorporated in 1778, the town of Abingdon became the leading trade, business, and legal center for Southwest Virginia from the late 1700s to mid-1800s. With a key location along the Great Wagon Road, the community blossomed during the 19th and 20th centuries due to trade, railroad commerce, banking, industry, and its natural resources, such as timber and salt from nearby Saltville. However, from the 1960s to 1980s, downtown lost several historic landmarks to fire and demolition. Businesses began to move to outlying shopping centers, and small, locally owned businesses were replaced by national chain stores. Railroad traffic decreased and no longer moved goods and passengers. Previously the locus for commerce, transportation, and entertainment, the historic downtown area transitioned to an arts and tourist destination and to a unique crossroads service area with government centers, restaurants, speciality stores, offices, banks, and hotels.

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Author, historian, and ninth-generation descendant of the area's settlers, Donna Gayle Akers has researched and gathered images from collectors and families to illustrate the modern-age transitions. She has published four other Arcadia book on this area. Fortunately, the preservation of the town's historic buildings and history combine to make this small town a distinctive and renowned mountain jewel.

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"...provides a picturesque view of the quaint Virginia town. An open window into the past, Akers' volume draws a bead upon Abingdon circa 1950s through the 1980s."Bristol Herald Courier

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