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The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad by Mary E. Lyons

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The Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad by Mary E. Lyons

In the 1850s, Black slaves and Irish immigrants made up the workforce that wrested a railroad line through the Western Virginia mountains.  This book puts their arduous and dangerous work into historical context with ample black-and-white photographs and informative charts and notes.  

 

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Charleston, SC: History Press, 2015 - 174 pages