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Gary Davis

Seventy years ago this winter, a B-25 aircraft carrying five crew members slammed into the side of Sharp Top Mountain. Pieces of the wreckage – silent and eerie reminders of the men and of another era – are still strewn on the mountainside. Read more

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Women’s suffrage helped spawn Roanoke’s first libraries. Read more


The Dominion Tower went up as the Hunter Viaduct was coming down. Read more


The American Theatre, circa 1927, was at the corner of South Jefferson Street and Kirk Avenue SW. The marquee advertises the silent movie “Thirteenth Hour.” Read more


It was a great year for happiness – for Dr Pepper and in Roanoke’s celebrating its 75th birthday. Read more

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