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    • Adam Harman, German Pioneer on the New River 

      Noble, Zola Troutman (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2009)
      The story of the very first family to settle on the west side of the Allegheny Ridge.
    • Adam Harman, the New River, and Tom's Creek: An Analysis of the Earliest Documentary Records 

      Mays, Ryan S. (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2016)
      An interpretation of documents that provide information about the earliest settlers in Southwest Virginia in the 1740s.
    • Alexander Black and His World, 1857-1935: Part I: 1857-1877 

      Watkins, Sharon B. (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2017)
      The author relates Black's early life through his Civil War childhood and college years. She also examines the familial and community influences that shaped his life, leading to his significant contributions as an adult.
    • Alexander Black and His World, 1857-1935: Part II: Alexander Black and the Bank of Blacksburg, 1877-1935 

      Watkins, Sharon B. (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2018)
      This article completes the examination of Alex Black's life by focusing primarily on how Black founded the Bank of Blacksburg, his leadership as president of the bank, and its operations and advancements during its years ...
    • Aspenvale Cemetery and Its Place in the History of Southwest Virginia 

      Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2009)
      A brief study of the events of the Revolutionary War era, followed by an in-depth study of the cemetery, including brief biographies of the people buried there.
    • Batteaux on Virginia's Rivers 

      Crawford, Dan (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2002)
      A description of the origin and use of boats specifically designed for navigating shallow rivers.
    • The Blade from the Glade 

      Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2006)
      A description of the investigation into the origin of an artifact found near Saltville, Virginia.
    • Book Review: Skirmish at Pearisburg 

      McLean, George A., Jr. (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2013)
      A book review of "Skirmish at Pearisburg."
    • Book Review: The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley 

      Costa, Tom (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2007)
      A review of the book "The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley."
    • Bottom Creek: From Community to Conservancy 

      Crawford, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 1999)
      The story of the birth and the death of a small, isolated mountain community near Roanoke, Virginia.
    • Brief Note: A Letter to the Editor of The Smithfield Review Concerning William Preston and Greenfield 

      Cutler, Rupert (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2011)
      A letter to the editor.
    • Brief Note: Architectural Fashion and the Changing Faces of Yellow Sulphur Springs 

      Albright, Dustin (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2008)
      A brief note regarding the architecture and changes in Yellow Sulphur Springs.
    • Brief Note: Comments About Andrew Creswell's King's Mountain Letter 

      Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2008)
      An update to a previous article about Andrew Creswell's King's Mountain Letter.
    • Brief Note: Conquistadors at Saltville: An Interim Update 

      Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2009)
      An update to an earlier article from volume VIII about an early Spanish intrusion into Southwestern Virginia history.
    • Brief Note: From Thoreau to Confucius, via Abingdon, Virginia 

      Glanville, Jim (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2013)
      An illustration of how relatively new computer research can unearth long forgotten, or undiscovered, stories from the past. An obscure article, published more than a hundred years ago by historian Charles Francis Adams and ...
    • Brief Note: How the Mastodon Got Its Name: The Southwest Virginia Connection 

      Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2007)
      A description of how the mastodon got its name.
    • Brief Note: Indian Slavery and Freedom Suits: The Cases of Rachel Viney and Rachel Findlay 

      Kegley, Mary B. (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Pocahontas Press, Inc.; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2008)
      A brief note regarding the Rachel Viney and Rachel Findlay cases.
    • Brief Note: Possible Scottish Baptism Records of James Patton's Children 

      Mays, Ryan S. (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2017)
      A look at birth records from registry books in Dumfries, Scotland, likely to be those of Patton's Children.
    • Brief Note: Sugar Maples and Maple Sugar at Historic Smithfield 

      Bixby, Donald E. (Smithfield Preston Foundation; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2015)
      A feature on an old source of sugar at Smithfield.
    • Brief Note: The Siting of Smithfield in Relation to the Fincastle Botetourt County Line 

      Glanville, Jim (Montgomery County Branch Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of History, 2011)
      A description of a mapping error in the 1772 boundary between Botetourt County and the newly formed Fincastle County.