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From: "Patricia P. Hickin" <>
Subject: Re: Transporting goods/produce in the Shenandoah, James, and Roanoke river valleys in post-civil War Virginia
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 12:34:19 -0400
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Does anybody know a really great descriptive account of wagon, barge,
hogshead, and/or early rail transportation in Valley of Virginia, especially
the southern end around Roanoke between ca1860 and 1886.
Specifically I'm wondering how John Crouse Moomaw shipped fruit and cans to
and from his cannery (first in the South) before the railroad came thru
Cl'dale in 1882, I think. Plus I'd love some good descriptions of the
earliest train transp. I know some broad outlines, and I've got somebody
down at the Lib of Va looking at stuff I found online.
But thought if anybody knew of some specific that's great that could speed
Or if you know of things already written/scanned and accessible online, that
Thanks so much for any help!
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