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.
Bud Holbrook and his sister did a 100 year compilation on their father, Pat. Although he died when he was about 70 they continued on for 100 years matching his birth year to historical events that occurred that year. They did an interesting account corresponding with his birth year. These birth year accounts started in 1891 and ended in 1991.
It’s remarkable how Bud and Beulah (both deceased now) compiled the historical notes that corresponded with their father’s birthday years. They are brief histories on these families.
Pat Holbrook’s connection to each family. Interesting.
Price of book is $12.00 plus tax & S&H if required.
85 pages. Price: $12.00 &S&H
By Robert A. Prather
By Norman H. Scott
From Cumberland Gap to Big Stone Gap: a History of Lee and Wise Counties As It Relates to Iron Productions in the Area and To the Iron Furnace at Big stone Gap, Virginia For further information contact: NormanH.scott PH: 540-248-0704 - Email: NormScott firstname.lastname@example.org
Boasting three forks of the Holston River and a skyline of mile-high mountains, Washington County lies at the heart of the Virginia Highlands.
Today, many miles of its railroad lines have become trails, and towns like Damascus, Abingdon, and Glade springs have grown from villages among wilderness. Author Joe Tennis has shared Washington County stories in books, magazines and newspapers. Together with the Washington County Historical society, he now presents this scenic and Cultural oasis as a journey through time. 22.00 + postage. See Bookstore for more information.
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
The book Descendants of Patrick Porter, Jr and Elizabeth Pendleton, compiled by Norm Addington is now available at the Wise County Historical Society. The hardback book contains 359 pages, 120 photos, and is indexed.
The descendants of Patrick and Elizabeth Pendleton Porter are now located coast to coast and are steadily increasing. The descendants are connected by marriage with the following families: Addington, Archer, Atkinson, Auxier, Baker, Banks, Banner, Barton, Bingler, Binion, Blevins, Bush, Byington, Cassady, Collins, Cox, Cress, Crum, Culbertson, Dale, Dickerson, Dougherty, Easterling, Ecker, Fields, Flannery, Fletcher, Fraley, Fugate, Gibson, Grether, Hackney, Hager, Hartsock, Horn, Horne, Jayne, Johnson, Keith, Kilgore, King, Laferty, Lambert, Lawson, Lee, Mann, Martin, McConnell, Miller, Mills, Moore, Morris, Music, Musick, Nash, Neece, Nickels, Osborne, Outen, Owens, Patrick, Peacock, Peery, Pendleton, Penix, Peters, Pope, Porter, Powers, Preston, Price, Quillen, Ramey, Ramsey, Ratliff, Reed, Reedy, Rice, Richmond, Ring, Robinson, Salyer, Sargent, Short, Shortt, Shoemaker, Sluss, Smith, Sparks, Spears, Spurlock, Stafford, Stapleton, Stephenson, Sweeney, Tanner, Taylor, Towe and Umberger
Sales Price $30.00.