Archive | November 5, 2011

The History of Roanoke

Much of Isabel’s Story takes place in Roanoke, Va as I have listed in former posts. One helpful tool in my research of Roanoke’s early days was at the Old Roanoke website. However, I learned today that the website may not be available after next month. If you are from Roanoke or love history check out this website.

Go to  > to see what Roanoke looked like in the early days. There are many pictures of the incline, Mill Mountain and  the historic city market where Isabel’s Papa sold vegetables and apples. There are also pictures of the Mill Mountain Star and for Virginia Tech fans, old game game flyers. Back then, most people referred to the school as VPI (Virginia Polytechnic Institute).  Check it out – it may not be available after next month.