By Bill Porter. Price: $10.00 plus 4.50 shipping and tax. See chart for tax.
This is a thorough story about Ralph Stanley, his “Old Time” music, members of his band, and his travels.
Price: $25.00 plus $4.50 S&H and VA tax. See chart for rates.
This is a new book written by Don M. Green, A Wise County Native, who is the executive Director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. As I understand it Hill was a speech writer for Franklin Delano Roosevelt and it was Hill that formed the phrase “The Only thing we have to fear is fear Itself”. Hill was born in Wise County and a historical marker was installed on the road near the Lowe’s place on Highway 23.
They emerged from the mines, shook off the coal dust,and stepped onto the diamond. From the early 1900s to the 1950s, baseball games between mie workers were a small-town phenomenon, each team attracting avid and intensely loyal fans. Talented part-time athletes competed at the amateur, semi-pro and professional levels. equally competitive were the coal company officials, who often brought in ringers, or players of exceptional ability, giving hem easier jobs aove ground or a padded pay packet.
Based on interviews with surviving players, families of deceased players, and comtemporary sources, this thorough going history covers not only teams and leagues but their function within the mining communities of virginia,, Kentucky and West Virginia. The book features a special section on African-American mining teams, a coalfield map and many photographs. Price: $35.00 plus postage. See Bookstore.
Part 1 – James L. Boggs, Sr., 1752 – 1835 – Son of John Boggs through Part VII – William Henderson Boggs, Jr. 1851 – 1933 with
‘Right before she died, your mother called me on the phone and told me that there were some things I needed to know. She told me all this on a Monday.. I got the call on Thursday that your mother had passed away.’
Until finding out that he would be receiving an inheritance upon his father’s death, Jessie Walker’s life had been fairly normal—except for the untimely passing of his mom when he was a child. But with the inheritance from his father comes an unsettling, possibly sinister discovery. Had his mom really passed away from an illness, as he’d been told, or was the real reason something much, much worse?
Secret of Graveyard Hill is fiction, but it’s based on one grain of truth in author James Hibbitts’s life: He doesn’t know the true cause of his mother’s death. He and Joe Roberts have written this novel in an attempt to help him sort through his pain and to possibly find some answers.
264 pages – $21,00 (paperback)
The Book “Dorchester and Its People” published by The Wise County Historical Society is a 175 page book with over 100 pictures. This book will be available after June 15, 2012.
Thanks to Margaret Adams, Gladys Stallard and Crystal Reed, we have a great collection of pictures and history from the past and present.
Anyone who lived and worked in Dorchester would be proud of the history of the area portrayed in this book.
You may purchase the book for $20.00 + $1.00 VA tax (for VA residents only) if picked up at our office, at Room 250 Wise Courthouse or add $5.00 postage if mailed.
Please send check to Wise County Historical Society
PO Box 368 , Wise VA 24293
For additional information call 276-328-6451
Book A new historical volume is now available! Featuring more than 125 pictures and tons of information, “Dorchester and Its People” is coming to the Wise County Historical Society’s bookstore. If purchased in person, the book will cost $21 including tax. If the book must be shipped, the cost will be $25 total, which includes shipping charges.
This wonderful book will make someone a nice Christmas present.
If you liked The Heritage of Wise County and The City of Norton, Volume I, You will LOVE Volume II. More History, more photos, more folklore, full of surprises! This book is a MUST for Wise County researchers, or if you have ties with Wise County whatsoever. It will intrigue you with its many stories of Wise County’s early days, its towns, communities and people who made it all happen. 1133 pages, Regular Price: $65.00. For a limited time $35.00 plus $8.00 p&p.
This book is a collector’s item and will be an heirloom one day. Contains 1133 pages, numerous photos, 9 x 12, hardbound, forest green with gold trim.
A MUST if you have roots in Wise County or the surrounding area.
515 Pages, including index.
A Collector’s Item. This book is a wonderful tribute to our World War II Veterans. This is not only a record of our military veterans, but is a book of the history of that terrible war, as well as family history. For anyone researching families in Wise County and some in Dickenson County, this is a good source of information. Very interesting and intriguing stories as told by the veterans themselves and their families. Some of the sources used: Discharges, and stories submitted by the veterans and their families. This book was submitted to Tom Brokaw of NBC news during his series of broadcasts of WWII Veterans. It has been placed in the Library of Congress and the Virginia State Library, among others. 6000 Individuals, 3,000 Photos, 9 1/2 x 12 , 929 pages, hard cover.
If you liked The Heritage of Wise County and The City of Norton, Volume I, You will LOVE Volume II. More History, more photos, more folklore, full of surprises! This book is a MUST for Wise County researchers, or if you have ties with Wise County whatsoever. It will intrigue you with its many stories of Wise County’s early days, its towns, communities and people who made it all happen. 1133 pages, $65.00 plus $7.00 postage.
Between Brothers – Edited by Rhonda Robertson and Lillian Gobble
Soldiers of the Civil War in Wise and surrounding counties in Southwest Virginia.
A beautiful book about the Civil War Soldiers who were from Wise and Dickenson Counties in Virginia. 490 pages, 8 x 11, soft-bound. Many pictures of the soldiers, military records, and other information. Price: $35.oo plus tax and S&H.
Wise County’s Apple Blossoms of Yesteryear - By Denver Osborne and the Apple Book Committee.
This beautiful book brings back the nostalgic days of Apple growing in Wise County, the people who owned Apple orchards and worked in them or the visitors who passed by and smelled the fragrant blossoms. Beautifully illustrated, 214 pages, hardback. stories, recipes, data, gorgeous dust jacket showing apple blossoms from one of Wise County’s Orchards. As one book reviewer exclaims, “So real you can smell the blossoms!” $20.00 plus postage.
A Calendar of Events for 1996.
Events that took place in and around Wise County.
WWII Calendar. Pictures and events that took place during WWII.
In Commemoration of the 150th year of Wise County.