|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|
Lakes & ponds
Mill Mountain Incline
N&W Office Buildings
Stone Printing and Manufacturing Company
Powell, E(dward) Alexander
|Collection||History Museum of Western Virginia|
|Number of images||1|
|Extent of Description||1-booklet, -34 pages, including illustrations, 4 col., size 7 3/4" x 10 3/4"|