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A History of Back Creek
A History of Back Creek
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About the Book

Since Europeans first settled along the banks of Back Creek in the 1740s, southwest Roanoke County's history has been as fluid as the creek itself. Local historian Nelson Harris details the eclectic history of the area.


The once dense forest with log cabins gave way to the sprawling suburbs of the present. The colonial-era Trader's Path that directed Scots-Irish homesteaders, the growth of the apple industry in Bent Mountain after the Civil War, a state highway built by convicts during the Depression and Cave Spring becoming a modern commercial center have shaped the region. The changing picture of daily life in Back Creek spanning two centuries emerges in stories of one-room schoolhouses, doctors on horseback, country stores, local baseball and NASCAR races at Starkey.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781625859709
  • Publisher: History Press
  • Publisher Imprint: History Press
  • Height: 226 mm
  • No of Pages: 224
  • Series Title: Brief History
  • Weight: 453 gr
  • ISBN-10: 1625859708
  • Publisher Date: 22 Jan 2018
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 15 mm
  • Width: 155 mm


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