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A Town by the Name of Salem: The Past in Pictures

by John D. Long and Mary Crockett Hill

When Salem was founded two centuries ago in a lush Virginia valley cut through by the Great Wagon Road, few suspected the thriving city she would become. While this growth was shared by communities throughout the region, Salem’s story is very much her own. It is her people and memories that fill the pages of this book—her sons and daughters whose eyes meet yours in these photographs. A Town by the Name of Salem pays tribute to 200 years of life and legend in a vibrant southern town.

A publication of the Salem Museum and Historical Society and the City of Salem.