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Chesapeake & Ohio Alleghany Subdivision By Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society
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This book covers the history and development of the Alleghany Subdivision as thoroughly as possible: from the earliest proposals for canal and turnpike transportation in the region, how they... More > developed into the C&O railway, to how that railway was built and operated over the past 100-plus years. Each location along the line is covered in detail, along with its development and significance. Also included are detailed analysis of the main line and operations as well as the lines that branched off to Hot Springs and along the Greenbrier River. Along with this is the lore of the C&O, from George Alley to John Henry. The book is filled with hundreds of photographs and many original official railroad drawings. It contains a wealth of information not only on the railroad, but on the development of transportation in the American Industrial Age and the history of the region.< Less
1870 Alleghany County, NC Census By Jeffrey Weaver
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Full transcript of the 1870 Alleghany County, North Carolina census, with full index.
1860 Alleghany County, NC Census By Jeffrey Weaver
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Complete transcription of the 1860 Alleghany County, North Carolina Census. Full name index.
1870 Alleghany County, North Carolina Census By Jeffrey C. Weaver
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Full transcript of the 1870 Alleghany County, North Carolina census, with full index.
1860 Alleghany County, North Carolina Census By Jeffrey C. Weaver
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Complete transcription of the 1860 Alleghany County, North Carolina Census. Full name index.
The First Exploration of the Trans-Alleghany Region by the Virginians By Clarence Walworth Alvord and Lee Bidgood
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This is a reprint of Clarence Walworth Alvord and Lee Bidgood's classic on the exploration of North America. Many transcripts of 17th century documents are included.
The First Exploration of the Trans-Alleghany Region by the Virginians By Jeffrey Weaver,
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This is a reprint of Clarence Walworth Alvord and Lee Bidgood's classic on the exploration of North America. Many transcripts of 17th century documents are included.
THE WINNING OF THE WEST VOLUME I: FROM THE ALLEGHANIES TO THE MISSISSIPPI 1769-1776 By THEODORE ROOSEVELT
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This volume describes the tribulations of the settlers who opened up the first trails westward from the original thirteen colonies. No punches are pulled in describing the intense racial conflict and... More > the cruel warfare which followed: “The Creeks owed the land which they possessed to murder and rapine; they mercilessly destroyed all weaker communities, red or white . . . All men knew that the prisoners who fell into Indian hands, of whatever age or sex, often suffered a fate hideous and revolting beyond belief and beyond description. It was inevitable—indeed it was in many instances proper—that such deeds should awake in the breasts of the whites the grimmest, wildest spirit of revenge and hatred . . . Unless we were willing that the whole continent west of the Alleghanies should remain an unpeopled waste, the hunting-ground of savages, war was inevitable. . . for then the Indians themselves would have encroached on our [land]s.” Completely reset. Contains none of the facsimile errors which mar other copies.< Less
THE WINNING OF THE WEST VOLUME I: FROM THE ALLEGHANIES TO THE MISSISSIPPI 1769-1776 By THEODORE ROOSEVELT
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This volume describes the tribulations of the settlers who opened up the first trails westward from the original thirteen colonies. No punches are pulled in describing the intense racial conflict and... More > the cruel warfare which followed: “The Creeks owed the land which they possessed to murder and rapine; they mercilessly destroyed all weaker communities, red or white . . . All men knew that the prisoners who fell into Indian hands, of whatever age or sex, often suffered a fate hideous and revolting beyond belief and beyond description. It was inevitable—indeed it was in many instances proper—that such deeds should awake in the breasts of the whites the grimmest, wildest spirit of revenge and hatred . . . Unless we were willing that the whole continent west of the Alleghanies should remain an unpeopled waste, the hunting-ground of savages, war was inevitable. . . for then the Indians themselves would have encroached on our [land]s.” Completely reset. Contains none of the facsimile errors which mar other copies.< Less
There's Copper in Them Thar Hills!: Copper Mining in Watauga, Ashe and Alleghany Counties of North Carolina By Doug McGuinn
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The Wilmington, North Carolina firm of Bannister, Cowan & Company, in its glowing report titled, just as glowingly, The Resources of North Carolina: Its Natural Wealth, Condition, and Advantages,... More > as Existing in 1869. Presented to the Capitalists and People of the Central and Northern States, wrote that “[t]he three most noted copper mines in the northwestern part of the State are the Elk Knob, Peach Bottom, and Ore Knob. … In the southeast corner of Ashe County is another mine of some note, known as Gap Creek [aka the Copper Knob Mine].” THERE'S COPPER IN THEM THAR HILLS! contains the histories of those four mines, which, as Bannister, Cowan & Company pointed out in its report, were all located in the mountains of northwest North Carolina: the Elk Knob Mine in Watauga County, the Copper Knob Mine and the Ore Knob Mine in Ashe County, and the Peach Bottom Mine in Alleghany County.< Less