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March 20, 2021 / Joanne Yeck

Slate River Press Spring Sale

The Pearson Hotel (a.k.a. Maysville Hotel), Spring 1933.

Photo by Francis Benjamin Johnston. Courtesy Library of Congress

Eager to learn more about the history of Buckingham County, Virginia?

“At a Place Called Buckingham,” Volume Two is currently discounted at Braughler Books. Save $5.00. No code necessary. Just click on the hot link above to visit the online bookstore.

This volume is filled with never before published stories concerning the people and places of Buckingham County, including a gallery of images taken in the 1930s by photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston.

The essays are packed with details gleaned from newly discovered county records, contemporary newspaper accounts, and private collections. You’ll meet the proprietors of 19th-century hotels and health resorts, ferry operators, educators, stewards of the poor, planters and their slaves, the hard-working men of the Civilian Conservation Corps, and notables whose influence reached far beyond the county.

Click here to read the Table of Contents: “At a Place Called Buckingham,” Volume Two

 

 

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