Item #15089 Legendary Locals of McDowell County (Legendary Locals). William R. "Bill" Archer.

Legendary Locals of McDowell County (Legendary Locals)

Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2013. Paperback. 6.5"x9.25" 128 pgs. Spine straight, binding tight, pages clean and bright. Not x-library, unclipped (w/price), & unmarked. Secure ship w/track #. Fine. Item #15089
ISBN: 9781467100366

West Virginia's most impoverished county, McDowell County, is also its richest, with reserves of mineral wealth that continue to provide the framework for modern society from Panama and Toyko to New York and Chicago. With a history cratered by triumph and tragedy, the people of McDowell County have endured unspeakable hardships and near isolation but continue to excel in a myriad of unexpectedly surprising ways. Robert Morris, "the financier of the American Revolution," went to the poor house with the belief that McDowell's mineral wealth could fuel a new nation. Jedediah Hotchkiss, the mapmaker who charted the course for Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's valley campaign, resurrected Morris's dream to rebuild the South into an industrial giant on local coal. Men of vision and means like... Source: Publisher.

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