Bath County, Virginia

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Arcadia Publishing, 2003 - History - 128 pages
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Named for its restorative mineral springs, Bath County has been a popular tourist destination since the mid-18th Century. Visitors, and those who call it home, are charmed by its bucolic beauty-rolling meadows, pristine rivers, and ancient, cozy mountains. Experience day-to-day life, as well as the allure of the springs and their adjacent grand hotels, by leafing through the past in this volume of 200 photographs, many never before published.

Visit "The Hot," "The Warm," "The Healing," Bath Alum and Millboro Springs as they once were. See the gentry who paid small fortunes to "take the waters," and the generations who served them with grace. Our breathtaking views may seem to have changed little through the years; these photos show just how different the view over Warm Springs Gap was a century ago, just how Hot Springs appeared when Main Street was barely more than a flower-filled field. Bath's proud, independent, industrious population is shown at work and play, at school and church, at home on the porch. Fabled, long-gone faces once again come into focus, while those still enjoying life here today are captured in childhood, or the glow of youth.

 

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User Review  - noblechicken - LibraryThing

Cool little picture history of Bath County. Not too detailed with actual history but lots of swell photos and a great souvenir book! Read full review

Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Healing Springs
67
Faces
103
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About the author (2003)

Author Margo Oxendine compiled this photographic history from the Bath County Historical Society archives. The accompanying stories comprise documented history, family memories, legend and lore. Experience a fascinating glimpse of life as it once was, and times remembered. Experience two centuries of Bath County, Virginia.

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