Thursday, June 19, 2014

The view from town

Mt. Solon, Virginia

This picture was taken from the main road passing through the town of Mt. Solon, a reminder of how small towns once fit seamlessly into their rural surroundings.

"Our surroundings, if noticed, resemble a living history museum—a disjointed but sometimes readable visual narrative composed of the physical remnants of settlements."*

*From the preface to the book Lost Communities of Virginia by Terri Fisher and Kirsten Sparenborg. Mt Solon is one of the "lost communities" included in the book.

1 comment :

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I recently did some genealogy on my family tree and several ancestors were from this area. I was looking for pictures to see what the town looked like. They were very helpful and wonderful pictures.


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