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Roanoke Boasts a Unique Rail Past

Roanoke Boasts a Unique Rail Past

Press Release | 2nd Oct 2011 in Tourism NewsRail News

Rail lines weave romantically throughout Roanoke, tying the town to ports and portals, far from the beckoning Blue Ridge. Once a place called “Big Lick,” Roanoke took its present name - for an Indian word meaning “shell money” - not long after the railroad arrived in western Virginia in the 1850s.   → Read More

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