Guide to the Virginia Summer Resorts via the Shenandoah Valley Route map, 1942

Summary Information

Title: Virginia Summer Resorts via the Shenandoah Valley Route map, 1942
Collection: AC.760
Extent: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract:

This collection is a folded map of Virginia Summer Resorts via the Shenandoah Valley Route of the Norfolk and Western Railroad in 1942.

Creator: Norfolk and Western Railway Company.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Shenandoah Valley is bounded to the east by the Blue Ridge Mountains, to the west by the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians, to the north by the Potomac River, and to the south by the James River. It is a geographic valley and a cultural region of western Virginia, encompassing nine Virginia counties and two counties in West Virginia.

About a dozen notable cities and a number of historically significant limestone caves are found in the Shenandoah Valley. Major highways and several rail lines run through the valley. Other popular routes include the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. According to this brochure, many resorts and natural attractions were and still are found in the Shenandoah Valley.

Scope and Contents

This collection is a map listing descriptions of Virginia resorts along the Norfolk and Western Railroad Line. It also lists train departure and arrival times. The date of August 27, 1942 is stamped inside front cover.

Arrangement

This is a single-item collection.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for use in the Dougherty Reading Room without restrictions, but consideration of its condition is important.

Acquisitions Information

This collection was purchased from Bookworm and Silverfish in 2011. Accession number AC.2011.051

Processing Information

This was processed by Anita Elliott, January 2014. This collection was processed as part of a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. The grant funded extensive processing of the backlog within the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection between 2012 and 2014.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], AC.760: "Virginia Summer Resorts via the Shenandoah Valley Route", by the Norfolk and Western Railroad, W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA.

Container List

Map, 1942 ACSC_Box 25, Folder 18