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2017 Emma Jean's Blue Ridge Almanac

2017 Emma Jean's Blue Ridge Almanac

Emma Jean's Blue Ridge Almanac is written and published in Sparta, North Carolina. Featuring a calendar, community events, and more, it is a general...
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A New Voyage to Carolina

A New Voyage to Carolina

A New Voyage to Carolina written by John Lawson. Softcover 258 pages 7.444" x 9.681" Star Route Books Edition $22 Retail
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Be Free

Be Free

Be Free follows Meachele on her trip along the Colorado Trail, and focuses on how she reacts to the various dangers she comes across during the...
$21.35

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Blue Ridge in Starlight

Blue Ridge in Starlight

by Maurice Thomas Blue Ridge in Starlight is a collection of 54, vivid color images with short poems by poet Maurice Thomas, an emeritus professor of...
$19.22

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Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina

A Guide to Music Sites, Artists, and Traditions of the Mountains and Foothills by Fred C. Fussell with Steve Kruger Includes a CD with 20 music...
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Branches

Branches

by Maurice Thomas An imaginative collection of poems with over 100 striking, color images by North Carolina poet Maurice Thomas that celebrates the...
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Brinegar Cabin, An Historic Resource

Brinegar Cabin, An Historic Resource

Brinegar Cabin, An Historic Resource includes the Historic Resource Study written by Barry M. Buxton in 1988, the application to add the Cabin to the...
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Centennial Scrapbook

Centennial Scrapbook

Centennial Scrapbook by Jeff Halsey & Claire Halsey. Softcover 296 pages 8.5" x 11" Photographic archive of the historic 1959 Centennial...
$32.03

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Connie Miller's Winds of Harmony

Connie Miller's Winds of Harmony

A compelling love story set in the Blue Ridge mountains with historical anecdotes from the Miller Family included. Connie says, "Winds of Harmony...
$21.35

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Descendants of William Black & Nancy Allison

Descendants of William Black & Nancy Allison

Winner 2011 Robert Bruce Cooke Family History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians On July 1, 1961 the descendants of William...
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Family Photos - Eli Hamilton Halsey & Lillian Blanche Smith

Family Photos - Eli Hamilton Halsey & Lillian Blanche Smith

Winner 2011 Robert Bruce Cooke Family History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians Tintypes and early photographs of the Halsey...
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Four Brothers in Gray

Four Brothers in Gray

Four Brothers in Gray tells the story of Confederate soldiers Andy, Harrison, Calvin and Alfred Proffit. In addition to the narrative by Mary Alice...
$34.16

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Healing, My Journey Home

Healing, My Journey Home

Healing, My Journey Home , by Meachele Mothership Montgomery, is her story of thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail after the death of her husband. 6" x...
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It Goes On: A Short Story Collection

It Goes On: A Short Story Collection

by D R Shoultz From inspirational to tragic, suspenseful to romantic, the short stories in IT GOES ON will keep you entertained to the very end,...
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Lessons Abound

Lessons Abound

by Melissa Edmondson There are life lessons waiting to be found around every corner. All we need to do is pay attention. Join Melissa, a writing,...
$12.81

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Paths and Passages

Paths and Passages

Photographs of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern North Carolina. Scenes of the New River and the Blue Ridge Parkway in Ashe and Alleghany...
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Pioneers Settlers of Grayson County Virginia

Pioneers Settlers of Grayson County Virginia

Pioneers Settlers of Grayson County Virginia written by B. F. Nuckolls. Softcover 294 pages 7.444" x 9.681" Star Route Books Edition $20 Retail
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Regimental History of the 26th NC Infantry

Regimental History of the 26th NC Infantry

Winner 2011 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians Follows the 26th from the North Carolina mountains...
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Regimental History of the 61st NC Infantry

Regimental History of the 61st NC Infantry

Winner 2012 Willie Parker Peace History Book Award from the North Carolina Society of Historians Follows the 61st from the Battle of Kinston in...
$25.62

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Sacred Spaces, Special Places

Sacred Spaces, Special Places

The second in Jeff Halsey's photographic series. Scenic photographs of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern North Carolina, as well as several...
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Tea Time Recipes

Tea Time Recipes

The much sought-after Dirty Fingers Garden Club cookbook, Tea Time Recipes, originally published in 2004 and out of print for many years, is...
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The Anteater That Couldn’t Eat Ants

The Anteater That Couldn’t Eat Ants

by Calli Brielle McIntyre Calli Brielle McIntyre advocates for children suffering from food allergies and victims of bullying. Through her personal...
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The Elkin & Alleghany Railway Revisited

The Elkin & Alleghany Railway Revisited

by Dan Bray, Jr. and Matthew Bumgarner - A project of the Elkin Valley Trails Association A complete history of the Elkin and Alleghany Railroad that...
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The Families of Nels Nelson and Hedvig Sandstrom

The Families of Nels Nelson and Hedvig Sandstrom

This is the account of two Swedish families who emigrated in the 19th century. Escaping religious persecution and harsh economic conditions, they...
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The New River Atlas

The New River Atlas

Published by the Virginia Canals and Navigations Society, this book details the meanderings of the New River along its path from its head waters in...
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The Reeves of Blandford, England, and Alleghany County, NC

The Reeves of Blandford, England, and Alleghany County, NC

The Reeves of Blandford, England, and Alleghany County, North Carolina: with Doughton, Edwards, Richardson, Cozart, Parker, Kastner, Stanifer...
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The Stratford Oaks Tales, The Tale of Clyde

The Stratford Oaks Tales, The Tale of Clyde

This book is $17 after tax. The Stratford Oaks Tales, The Tale of Clyde is the second in a series about the good life for the animals at Stratford...
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The Stratford Oaks Tales, The Tale of Gretchen

The Stratford Oaks Tales, The Tale of Gretchen

This book is $17 after tax. The Stratford Oaks Tales, The Tale of Gretchen is the first in a series about the good life for the animals at Stratford...
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Threads

Threads

by Mary Howard Wright Threads is an epic historical fiction that begins at a pivotal time in history. World War I has just ended. Germany is becoming...
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What The Road Passes By: A Photographic Collection of People and

What The Road Passes By: A Photographic Collection of People and

by Mr. Marty P. Harris Color photos and stories from a 3-year back packing journey around North Carolina. My name is Marty Harris and I was a...
$26.63

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Piney Creek United Methodist Cemetery Census

Piney Creek United Methodist Cemetery Census

This book, guaranteed to be a tremendous resource for genealogists, documents all the persons buried in the Piney Creek Methodist Church Cemetery in...
$16.01

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New River and Other Poems

New River and Other Poems

(5.25" x 8.25", 65 pages, Paperback) New River and Other Poems is a unique collection of poetry and photographs by North Carolina writer Maurice...
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The Zinnia Tales

The Zinnia Tales

182 pages, soft cover, 5" x 8" Filled with stories that celebrate what it means to be an "Appalachian woman," The Zinnia Tales strike a note with...
$13.82

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Self-Rising Flowers

Self-Rising Flowers

201 pages, soft cover, 5" x 8" Self-Rising Flowers is a collection of fictional short stories about the lives of women who make their homes in the...
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Recipes That Raised Us, Volume 1

Recipes That Raised Us, Volume 1

This 230-page book is a memorial cookbook featuring photographs, stories and favorite recipes of friends and family who have passed away. Proceeds...
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Recipes That Raised Us, Volume 2

Recipes That Raised Us, Volume 2

This 132-page book is a memorial cookbook featuring photographs, stories and favorite recipes of friends and family who have passed away. Proceeds...
$19.22

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Alleghany Achitecture: A Pictorial Survey

Alleghany Achitecture: A Pictorial Survey

This 101-page book was originally published in 1983 by the Alleghany County Historical Properties Commission. The book was re-published in May 2004...
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Alleghany County Cemeteries Through 1986

Alleghany County Cemeteries Through 1986

270-page reprint edition of the book originally published by the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society in October 1988. Contains burial data...
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Alleghany Star Newspaper - Reprint of Vol.1 Num. 1

Alleghany Star Newspaper - Reprint of Vol.1 Num. 1

Full sized reprint of the first Alleghany Star Newspaper dated August 15, 1889. Includes reproduction of entire original 4-page paper with other...

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Christmas Blooms

Christmas Blooms

105 pages, soft cover, 5" x 8" Christmas Blooms is the latest addition to the Mountain Girl Press short story collections. Each story brings to life...
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Alleghany County Heritage

Alleghany County Heritage

This 555-page book was published by the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society in October 1983 and is broken down into three sections: county,...
$51.24

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Foot Prints on the Sands of Time

Foot Prints on the Sands of Time

This 75-page book, subtitled "A History of Southwestern Virginia and Northwestern North Carolina," was first published in Sparta, NC in 1900 by Dr....
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1949 Sparta High School Yearbook

1949 Sparta High School Yearbook

Reprint of the 1949 Sparta High School yearbook, which was the third annual the school produced. The first annual was printed a decade before, in...
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Alleghany County North Carolina Abstracts of Deed Books A1 and B

Alleghany County North Carolina Abstracts of Deed Books A1 and B

The 168-page book by Rebecca L. Moon was published by Star Route Books, for the Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society. ISBN 1505501318 168 pages...
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History of Alleghany County, NC 1859-1976

History of Alleghany County, NC 1859-1976

This 272-page book, which had been out of print for many years, was re-published by the Alleghany Historical - Genealogical Society in August 1999....
$48.04

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The Echos of Sparta Hi, 1947

The Echos of Sparta Hi, 1947

Reprint of the 1947 Sparta High School Yearbook, by Star Route Books, for Alleghany Historical-Genealogical Society ISBN 1519515162 84 pages 8.5" x...
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Mary's Memories

Mary's Memories

This 74-page book was published by Mary Lyon Harless in 2000 on the occasion of her 100th birthday. The book is a collection of stories and...
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