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Historical Society of Western Virginia

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

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

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

May 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

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.” more

Mar 1, 2012 12:00 AM History

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

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM History 2 Comments

A three-foot snowfall was both the symbol and start of an economic collapse more

Nov 1, 2011 12:00 AM History

President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Virginia Governor George C. Peery, and Sixth District Congressman Clifton Alexander Woodrum rode in a Packard Phaeton to the V.A. dedication ceremony. more

Sep 1, 2011 12:00 AM History

Virginia’s first enclosed, air-conditioned mall opened 50 years ago this July. more

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM History

Burrell Memorial Hospital opens to serve Roanoke’s African-American community. more

May 1, 2011 12:00 AM History

After a 60-year run that began with mule power, the age of the Roanoke streetcar came to an end. more

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM History 1 Comments

Memorial Bridge was dedicated, but not until after protests by veterans that it was merely a city improvement rather than a true memorial. more

Jan 1, 2011 12:00 AM History

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