Plains Virginia History Photos Maps Genealogy Civil War Train Whistles Hunting
Train Whistles and Hunting Horns: The History of the Plains, Virginia. D'Anne Evans with John K. 1994 Piedmont Press second printing 108 page illustrated hardcover with jacket. Original companion map present/laid in at back cover. Early settlers in the 18. Century took up land grants on the trail between the Bull Run and Blue Ridge Mountains to begin building the town and farming land. The tavern at the nearby crossroads did brisk business with travelers as well as local people and the Manassas Gap Railroad provided the town's farm economy with five access to outside markets.
The railroad became a lifeline, transporting soldiers and material to one of the great battlefields of the civil war at Bull Run. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog.