By: J. Houston Harrison
Heritage Books, Inc: (1935)
Seller ID: H1975
Condition: 712 pages, (1935), 2008, paper, index, 712 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc
The title of this work is taken from a poem describing the old Valley Turnpike, which cuts through the Shenandoah Valley. The pioneers followed it as an old Indian trail. According to tradition, it was first merely a beaten path of the buffalo. The author starts by sketching a general overview of the beginnings of the Valley settlements, focusing primarily on that part of Augusta County that was later formed into Rockingham. An account of the origin of many of the early Harrison families of Colonial times is included, and many English lines have been touched on. In tracing the Augusta or Rocki... View More...