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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.