New PDF release: Summers County (Images of America)

By Ed Robinson

ISBN-10: 0738515558

ISBN-13: 9780738515557

ISBN-10: 1531610552

ISBN-13: 9781531610555

It used to be the pull of the steam engine that introduced citizens to Summers County after the Civil conflict. With Hinton as a bustling hub of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Summers County chanced on itself alongside the trail of products and tourists going to and from Richmond and the Midwest. Surrounded by means of breathtaking surroundings and solid mountain air, citizens prospered within the county, construction attractive houses and vigorous groups. Lumber and riverboat site visitors additionally additional to the scene, even though it used to be round the C&O that the area's tradition really thrived. Legends akin to John Henry, the metal Drivin' guy who out-drilled a steam drill whereas digging the nice Bend Tunnel, got here to represent the grit-and-steel cognizance of this West Virginia county.

Life was once solid, yet paintings used to be demanding. whilst diesel engines grew to become the norm within the Nineteen Fifties, Summers County's cloth started to switch. this day tourism and sport are the best industries within the sector, yet citizens haven't forgotten their earlier. every year the county faucets into its railroading history with fairs and celebrations, and efforts are being made to maintain a few of Hinton's distinctive architecture.

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It was once the pull of the steam engine that introduced citizens to Summers County after the Civil battle. With Hinton as a bustling hub of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, Summers County discovered itself alongside the trail of products and tourists going to and from Richmond and the Midwest. Surrounded by way of breathtaking surroundings and strong mountain air, citizens prospered within the county, development appealing houses and full of life groups.

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