By Donna Akers Warmuth
The captivating city of Abingdon is nestled in southwestern Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and located alongside the Holston River. initially often called Wolf Hills-a identify bestowed upon the city by way of Daniel Boone-Abingdon was once renamed in honor of Martha Washington's domestic in England. the city this day enjoys a wealthy and sundry palate appropriate for citizens and travelers, old and young alike. photos of the USA: Abingdon, Virginia celebrates the town's singular historical past by way of supplying readers an extraordinary locate of just about 2 hundred pictures, showcasing many famous city entities, personalities, and companies from the earlier century. those photos painting such constructions because the Stonewall Jackson woman Institute, the Abingdon Academy, the Belmont lodge, and the Martha Washington resort, in addition to the Barter Theater, designated in its alternate of nutrition and family items for performances. Long-gone yet infrequently forgotten participants additionally make appearances, permitting beginners the opportunity to fulfill the folks at the back of the...
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JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SCHOOL OF NURSING. This training school for nurses opened in June 1912 in one of the dormitory buildings of the former Stonewall Jackson Academy, adjacent to the hospital. Several hundred nurses were trained through its years of operation, providing needed job training for residents and an essential resource for the hospital. ) JOHNSTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL NURSES. These nurses, Eleanor Comer Preston on the left and Betty Joe Love Crenshaw on the right, complete with required nurses’ cap and uniform, prepare baby bottles in the hospital.
This early 20th-century photograph, taken in Washington County, shows how different farming was in the past. A threshing machine is shown on the left. Hay was stacked in cone shapes before the advent of the hay baler. The building appears to be a log barn. William Frank Minnick, in the center holding the young mule, is the only person identified in the photograph. ) AERIAL VIEW OF DOWNTOWN ABINGDON IN 1957. This photograph, taken with a view to the north, demonstrates the growth that had taken place in the town.
The steeple of the Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church (built in 1889) is a recognizable marker in the skyline of Abingdon. ) ABINGDON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. This early 1900s postcard of the Methodist church shows how unchanged the church has remained. The Methodist Episcopal Church South, as it was first known, was built in 1883. The Methodist congregation met in a log meeting house as early as the 1770s, and they became the United Methodist Church in 1968. ) ST. THOMAS EPISCOPAL CHURCH, C. 1900.