Monday, July 27, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Antique stores have replaced the variety of businesses that lined main street in many once thriving small towns. The towns themselves, I suppose, are now antiques. For those of an age to remember life before we scattered out on the highways lined with strip malls, the loss of the small town is a source of some sadness. The red door made me smile though.
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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
I posted a picture of this old building along the tracks in the small Shenandoah Valley town of Edinburg a couple of weeks ago (see here) in a wider view that included several other buildings and the mountains in the background. Usually I avoid posting alternate versions of the same subject, but I decided I like this tighter view as well.
Railroad tracks often pass through the most interesting part of town.
Monday, July 20, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Union Forge Church - 1855
Located between Edinburg and Lantz Mills, Union Forge Church takes its name from an iron forge that operated nearby, possibly as early as 1808. Union Forge was one of several iron producers in the Shenandoah Valley prior to the Civil War. It was destroyed by Sheridan's raiders in 1864. The Union Forge Church stands on a hill above the site of the forge, on the banks of Stony Creek.