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Title The Beckoning Land
Dates of Creation 1914
Scope & Content "The Beckoning Land", by E. Alexander Powell, is a 34-page booklet, published in Roanoke, Virginia, with color plates, and with text surrounded by sepia-toned images of Roanoke and the surrounding county. Some of the text is written in dialect. The booklet is covered with a grained tissue paper and bound with cord. The booklet is encased in its own envelope. The booklet was printed by Stone Printing & Manufacturing Company.

"Substantial farm houses look down upon well-kept farms with neat stables and whitewashed fences; sleek cattle stand knee-deep in grassy meadows; trim schoolhouses peep out from amid the trees at almost every turning; in the spring the mountain slopes are white with blossoming orchards; the station platforms are piled high with the products of farm and factory; the whole land seems a-hum with energy and industry." Such is the vision of Roanoke given by E. Alexander Powell in The Beckoning Land, a promotional publication stressing "the spirit of progress, of up-and-doing." The word Roanoke, Powell proudly points out, means "money."

Year Range from 1914
Creator Powell, Edward Alexander, 1879-
Year Range to 1914
Subjects Travel sketches
Touring
Tourism
Train stations
Waterfalls
Scenic overlooks
Gates
Houses
Parks
Streams
Lakes & ponds
Woods
Logging
Horses
Horse teams
Golf courses
Corn shocks
Field crops
Fields
Fields (Agriculture)
Inclined railroads
Railroad tracks
Trains
Rivers
Cattle
Sheep
Livestock
Hay stacks
Haystacks
Tobacco plantations
Apple orchards
Apple trees
Passenger stations
Stations, Railroad
Search Terms Mountain Lake
Elmwood Park
Hotel Roanoke
Holston Valley
N&W Office Buildings
Mill Mountain Incline
Natural Bridge
Back Creek
Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company
People Powell, E(dward) Alexander
Collection History Museum of Western Virginia
Imagefile 054\1958192b.JPG
Number of images 1
Object Name Booklet
Catalog Number 1958.19.2.b
Extent of Description 1-booklet, [5]-34 p. incl. illus., 4 col. pl. col. front. 28 cm.