In the past, alum was used for preserving meats and tanning hides. The menokin foundations mission is to preserve and interpret the home and life of patriot francis lightfoot lee, as a focus for better understanding the fields of history, architecture, archaeology, ecology and other areas of the humanities, by developing innovative scholarship and new practices in conservation. A turnpike road from lexington, kentucky, brought thither 3unpublished m. A steep road led to 15 acres of cleared land which provided the setting for a twostory frame house with a dining room, parlor, dancing hall, and several rooms for guests. Rockbridge alum springs a young life camp photos facebook. Virginia county histories include this and 35 other volumes i was interested in this volume because rockbridge county virginia is where cyrus hall mccormick built the first successful reaping machines in 1831. First retreat at rockbridge alum springs goshen, va. After spending several weeks at the hot springs, where i found no relief, 1 was advised by my physician to try the efficacy of the rockbridge alum springs water. Civil war timeline of 1861 in rockbridge county, va. An insert at back of the book, the pine and the palm greeting, states, rockbridge alum, james a. Worldcat rockbridge county, virginia, cemeteries worldcat. Full text of rockbridge alum springs internet archive.
Buis, then a part owner of the alum spring tract, tried to spark. Theres always something to do on the campus and if you want to have some time to yourself, you can also do that. Transatlantic hopes and fears on the delaware, 1669 published in the pennsylvania magazine of history and biography. War department collection of confederate records national. Virginia county histories include this and 35 other volumes. The district encompasses 16 contributing buildings, 10 contributing. Rockbridge county, virginia cemeteries family history library rockbridge county, virginia cemeteries. Rockbridge county va cemetery records lds genealogy. It the author lists all the names he came upon in his. K1 view of alum springs rockbridge county virginia 1852 engraving engraving measures approximately.
Worldcat rockbridge county, virginia, cemeteries worldcat rockbridge county, virginia, cemeteries worldcat. Part one sketches in the history of rockbridge from its settlement in 1737, with an appreciative eye on the pioneer element of the countythe irish and the scotchirish. Library of congress, the virginia springs, and the springs of the south and west by moorman the water travels deep underground through sandstone and limestone formations, with fractures and solution channels. If 1870 found economic recovery measurably complete in rockbridge, it also marked the end for virginia of that unsavory episode in american history known as the reconstruction period. This he declined to do for reasons satisfactory to himself, and accordingly the general and colonel edmondson moved back to rockbridge alum. Rockbridge alum springs, which form the foundation of this thesis. Hampshire county, wv biographies from the history of. Frazier and bath and rockbridge alum springs ledger, 18501854, records the financial activities of frazier and his hotels, two of which were the bath alum spring and the rockbridge alum spring. Historic spring resorts and their lost culture in rockbridge county. The architecture of historic rockbridge is a fitting companion to the. Is not mentioned in any of the spring resort books, and the only. Kerr, michael crawford, a representative from indiana. The economic impact of rockbridge alum springs in the 1880s.
On the next morning, the 27th, i ordered my infantry to warm springs and rode forward myself to that point. If all hope of national union is gone then it behooves the great central parts of this. Ive had the pleasure of being a camper and a work cr. Chronic dyspepsia, irritation of the stomach, scrofula and skin diseases are relieved by the waters. Rockbridge alum springs a young life camp home facebook. In its heyday rockbridge alum ranked second only to the white sulphur springs in montgomery county in prestige and popularity. Analysis of the rockbridge alum springs, in virginia.
The obituary was featured in the news leader on january. This rockbridge county map is a portion of a 1911 virginia map by rand mcnally. In 1868 virginia was military district number one, and it was not able to take part in the general election of that year. Most visitors from the deep south and from the west entered virginia at the confluence of the ohio and big sandy rivers.
Part two is a genealogical sourcebook of rockbridge county. The menokin foundations mission is to preserve and interpret the home and life of patriot francis lightfoot lee, as a focus for better understanding the fields of history, architecture, archaeology, ecology and other areas of the humanities, by developing innovative scholarship and new practices in. Rockbridge alum springs historic district, also known as jordan alum springs, and now known as rockbridge alum springs a young life camp, is a historic 19thcentury resort complex and national historic district near california, rockbridge county, virginia, united states. Adult guests stay in a beautiful lodge, eat meals with campers, go to young life club, and soak in the entire camp experience. Funeral home services for howard are being provided by henry funeral home. Sep 27, 2012 the history of rockbridge county virginia is one of our new additions in our american county histories collection. There are many pages with illustrated advertising at rear, along with two folded mapsone of the chesapeake and ohio railroad and the other showing 600 miles around the jordan rockbridge alum springs of rockbridge county, virginia. Organized thematically, the book traces the areas architecture from the 18th century through the postworld war ii period. Many believed that alum spring water had curative powers, and they flocked to such virginia springs as rockbridge alum and bath alum. The ledger documents the accounts of individual customers and employees. Mar 26, 2016 testimonials by james appeared in newspapers over the years, attesting to the efficacy of the waters at such places as jordan alum springs and rockbridge alum springs in rockbridge county, virginia and at the salt, sulphur and iodine springs in monroe county, west virginia. The district encompasses 16 contributing buildings, 10 contributing sites, and 4 contributing structures dating primarily. Rockbridge alum springs historic district wikipedia.
It is still a key ingredient in vintage pickle recipes. Rockbridge opened as a resort in the 1830s by james campbell. These are the backdrop of remarkable rockbridge, the most comprehensive history ever written of this historically and educationally significant community. See photos, profile pictures and albums from rockbridge alum springs a young life camp. He is believed to be the oldest spring manager in the united states. This month we are thinking of warmer weather in rockbridge county, virginia. Mortons history of rockbridge county, is considered one of the finest county histories ever written. In the summer season young life campers will experience nothing less than the best week of their lives. Rockbridge alum springs paperback august 28, 2016 by anonymous creator see all 5 formats and editions hide other formats and editions.
I was interested in this volume because rockbridge county virginia is where cyrus hall mccormick built the first successful reaping machines in 1831. Alum springs, va, rockbridge co dpo postmark on csa cover july 16, 1863, aqua halfgallon rockbridge alum water rockbridge co. The rockbridge alum springs are located in rockbridge county, virginia, in a. They include the cold kiln of wheelbargerrumsey, the abandoned milling and slitting manufactory on belle isle, the haunting company house of alberene, the crumbling furnace of lucy selina, the empty fireplaces of the rosewell, barboursville and ambler mansions, the decaying train depot of fort defiance, the half bridge of mt. A look inside the history of rockbridge county virginia. Company records west end glasgow company, rockbridge alum springs ledgers, vesuvius farm company, buena vista company, chesapeake and ohio railway, richmond and alleghany railroad, lexington development company, and other small companies are represented in this collection. It is the heart of the hot springs which were so popular in the 1800s, one being rockbridge alum springs where robert e. Rockbridge alum springs confederate cemetery find a grave. The history of rockbridge county, virginia gives the reader firsthand knowledge of the the lives of our forefathers by providing minute detail of their daytoday living. Record group 109 18251900 bulk 186165 overview of records locations table of contents 109.
Also includes biographical files on hundreds of other naturalists and ornithologists, including such materials as correspondence, writings, photographs, field notes. A history of rockbridge late in the summer of 1841 a group of families left marion county, kentucky, in three ox and horse drawn wagons led by captain kim c. Page content 2 in light of the covid19 coronavirus outbreak we will not be offering opportunities to serve as a volunteer or attend a week of camp as an adult guest this summer, as we have decided to not hold. K1 view of alum springs rockbridge county virginia 1852. A guide to the baileylaw collection, 18251971 baileylaw. Beginning in 1872, this would be virtually his sole source of income. Rockbridge alum springs historic district, also known as jordan alum springs, and now known as rockbridge alum springs a young life camp, is a historic. Old monmouth church written for the gazette and the roanoke times by a gazette feature writer. Frazier, proprietor, onehalf mile distant by public road, skilled gymnasts can reach it in 120 yards by vaulting a high fence, a delightful and popular summer resort. Built during a period of rapid development of valley resort springs, the rockbridge alum. Part two is a genealogical source book of rockbridge county.
Captain sale was manager of the rockbridge alum springs sixteen years, beginning 1854. Among baileys papers are files relating to his books, the birds of virginia and the birds of florida, as well as his operation of the rockbridge alum springs biological laboratory. Rockbridge alum springs, owned and operated by young life, is located in the shenandoah valley just 15 miles west of lexington, va. Howard harner passed away at the age of 83 in staunton, virginia. He was in the confederate army, a member of the staff of general fitzhugh lee. Rotherys contribution shows a depth of knowledge, an understanding of the character of the people, and a love of virginia. Rockbridge county virginia history lexington va vmi natural. Alum springs is one of over 100 engravings in the book historical collections of. This map was published as part of a bike and hike trail guide to the young life rockbridge alum springs area in rockbridge, virginia.
Rockbridge alum springs and rockbridge baths in rockbridge county, va. The rockbridge alum springs are located in rockbridge county, virginia, in a narrow valley about 17 miles from lexington and 20 miles from warm springs. Full text of rockbridge alum springs see other formats m qass. The latter map has a 4 edge tear repaired with clear tape. The history of rockbridge county virginia is one of our new additions in our american county histories collection. Accordingly, and at a last resort, i commenced the use of this water, under the direction of the resident physician, dr davis, and after a months trial at the springs t found iomc relief. I assure you my friend i am perfectly sick at heart in view of the dreadful condition into which our beloved country has fallen. Church in rockbridge survives many changes during its extended life. This book reflects the wonderfully rich and diverse architectural history of rockbridge county, virginia, including lexington and buena vista. Maury monument, middlebrook historic district, hopkins green, brownsburg historic district, rockbridge alum springs historic district, tye river gap recreational area, kiwanis lake park, goshen wildlife management area, little north mountain wildlife management ar, alumni memorial field. Early days in the city of lexington and the county of rockbridge, virginia which encompasses the present andor past communities of brownsburg, fairfield, glasgow, goshen, natural bridge, natural bridge station, raphine, rockbridge baths, and vesuvius are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 34 page booklet, comprised of excerpts. Their destination would require some 500 miles and six months of challenging travel searching unknown territory for a new life in the virgin wilderness of the ozarks. This retreat is on the same weekend and at the same camp location as our journey middle school weekend.317 424 1203 132 1487 1287 1518 959 1061 1243 1173 764 1103 1003 1592 1008 846 252 559 1602 909 1294 157 1454 828 179 1159 940 262 68 659 218 76 669 1304 407 582 820 342 1109 681