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Two weeks before the Fourth of July in 1946, a TNT-laced fireworks display ignited. more

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The Loop Road on Mill Mountain, so named for its loop, is nearly unchanged from its 1891 beginnings. more

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Interestingly enough, one of the nation’s first transcontinental highways was birthed right here in Roanoke. more

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Interstate 581 turns 50 this year, with many of those years overcoming controversy and hurdles to connect different areas of the region. more

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The Historical Society of Western Virginia; The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The Roanoke region was undergoing changes 100 years ago. more

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George Davis images courtesy Roanoke City Library Virginia Room

Long an important link between the Hollins area and northwest city, the roadway was extended to Brandon Avenue in 1996. more

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Molly Koon

A main artery of southwest Roanoke County began as an agricultural necessity. more

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The city’s primary street has undergone many changes, with more on the horizon. more

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Courtesy of the Roanoke City Library Virginia Room

The key roadway to a once-prominent western suburb of Roanoke shows signs of returning to its former glory. more

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The roadway has been the site of change and growth for all of its existence, and that trend continues today, especially in the Tanglewood Mall area. more

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Let's take a look back at Grandin Road and its growth over the years. more

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