By Donna Akers Warmuth

The captivating city of Abingdon is nestled in southwestern Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and positioned alongside the Holston River. initially often called Wolf Hills-a identify bestowed upon the city by way of Daniel Boone-Abingdon used to be renamed in honor of Martha Washington's domestic in England. town at the present time enjoys a wealthy and sundry palate appropriate for citizens and travelers, old and young alike. pictures of the United States: Abingdon, Virginia celebrates the town's singular background by way of supplying readers an extraordinary locate of just about two hundred images, showcasing many famous city entities, personalities, and companies from the earlier century. those pictures painting such buildings because the Stonewall Jackson woman Institute, the Abingdon Academy, the Belmont lodge, and the Martha Washington lodge, in addition to the Barter Theater, distinctive in its trade of nutrition and family items for performances. Long-gone yet hardly ever forgotten contributors additionally make appearances, permitting beginners the opportunity to satisfy the folk in the back of the...

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This photograph shows staff at the grocery store located originally on Main Street. They are, from left to right, Ed Hatcher, manager; Bryant Hagy, manager of the meat department; Ray Johnson; Dale Lester; and Don Hagy. ) EDITH MAIDEN AT MAIDEN’S DRUG STORE, C. 1935. The soda fountain in the local drug store lives only in memory but was an important social gathering place in its day. Edith Maiden worked as a “soda jerk” at her father’s soda parlor in Maiden’s Drug Store, located on Wall Street (see page 91).

The construction was made possible through federal, state, and local funds. In 1941, the school, as well as other vocational schools, provided special training for defense plant workers. Today, the school still provides both adult training and training for high school students. ) ABINGDON HIGH SCHOOL. This school was built on a hill in east Abingdon in 1959. Students from Bethel, Cleveland and William King high schools were consolidated in Abingdon High School. The school’s students have consistently ranked highly with state standardized testing.

1900. This postcard of Lucy and Lizzie Gibson, students at Stonewall Jackson, shows the required dress uniform. ) STONEWALL JACKSON STUDENTS, C. 1920. These Stonewall Jackson students appear to be dressed for a May Day celebration or another festival. The Stonewall Jackson Institute began in 1869 and continued until 1930. The school’s goal was to develop in its female graduates the thoroughness, uprightness, and fidelity to duty of Stonewall Jackson. ) CELEBRATING STONEWALL JACKSON STUDENTS, C.

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