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1845 SKETCH OF OLD ABINGDON -  Copy of an 1845 pen and ink sketch of old Abingdon drawn by Henry Howe. On cream-colored 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper. Item: 340 Price: $1.00
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CEMETERIES OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA -  The long-awaited book, CEMETERIES OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA has just been released. The book updates the well-known High On A Windy Hill cemetery book published in 1969. It 39contains Additions and Corrections to more than 333 cemeteries that were listed in High On A Windy Hill. The book is available exclusively at the Historical Society of Washington County, Virginia library in Abingdon, Virginia or through the Society‚Äôs website, www.hswcv.org. This hardbound edition consists of 642 pages and is priced at $49.95 plus tax. If ordered online, a shipping and handling fee is added. Cemeteries of Washington County, Virginia is the perfect Christmas gift for genealogists with research interests in Washington County area. Item: 421 Price: $49.95
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ABINGDON -  A new book by Donna Akers in the Images of Modern America series. This collection of photographs and postcards is intended to allow residents and visitors to recall the decades from the 1950s to the 1980s with images of streetscapes, buildings, businesses, churches, schools, friends, and community leaders. Soft cover, 9 x 6", 95 pages, 2017 Item: 411 Price: $22.99
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SKETCHES OF OLD ABINGDON -  By Muriel Kenly Vance and Elizabeth Baker Grant. The artists (now deceased) were residents of Abingdon and have captured in pen and ink 16 images of the town's historic houses and buildings, circa 1976. Each image is suitable for framing as is. Pages are approximately 12x17. These images are also excellent for an older item to colorize. Item: 39 Price: $2.50
Friendliest Town on the Trail

Friendliest Town on the Trail -  By Bunny Medeiros. The Appalachian Trail was opened by 1937 and by the mid-fifties a handful of people had walked its entire length. As "thru-hiking" took hold, more and more hikers were coming through Damascus, Virginia. Their adventures prompted a change in the character of the town, leading to its reputation of being "the friendliest town on the Trail". In this book you will meet some of the people from the town during that period and learn more about the five trails passing through the area. Soft Cover, 6 X 9", 111 pages, 2014 Item: 270 Price: $12.95
Stuarts

Working for Stuarts: Life on One of the Oldest and Largest Cattle Farms East of the Mississippi -  By Kathy Shearer. Working for Stuarts reveals the rich history of this immense farming operation whose family roots reach back to 1776. Stories and pictures from the 1900s to the present tell of the lives of the men and women who worked and lived on the four farms: Elk Garden, Rich Mountain, Clifton, and Rosedale. Soft cover (8 X 10), with 100s of photographs, 2015, 575 pages with index. Item: 401 Price: $40.00
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1850 WASHINGTON COUNTY CENSUS, ANNOTATED -  Published by Holston Territory Genealogical Society, 545 pps, Hardbound. Item: 10 Price: $10.95
80th Logo Tee

T-SHIRT WITH 80th ANNIVERSARY LOGO -  All cotton, mid weight, white unisex tee. Sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL (please specify on order form). Item: 342. Price: $12.35
Victorian Marriage Certificate

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE -  This Matrimonial Certificate has been digitally reproduced from a late 1800's Washington County family Bible. It is printed on matt finish 13x19 inch photo paper (so the names can be written in), and is suitable for framing. This would make a unique gift for a wedding, anniversary, or any special family occasion. The Certificate is not printed until ordered, and is sent by regular mail only. Item: 62. Price: $6.95
Reconstruction

AFTER THE WAR WAS OVER: RECONSTRUCTION IN WASHINGTON COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1865-1870 -  This essay is an examination of what happened during the Reconstruction Era in one place in the South, Washington County, Virginia. When the Civil War ended, the people struggled to reestablish their economy and cope with the frequently changing political situation. Although most white people bitterly opposed political reconstruction, they persevered and gradually accepted their new situation, rebuilt old institutions, and formed new ones. The time was not as bleak as most would imagine, at least not in this place. Soft cover, with photographs, 2015, 119 pages with index. Item: 329 Price: $18.99