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Local history, cookery, and the American Civil War come to life within this fine site created by the Digital Libraries Collection department at Virginia Tech. The site contains thirteen digitized manuscripts which provide insights into various facets of the state's history and life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The documents are divided into four sections, including "American Civil War", "Local History", and "Culinary History". The "Culinary History" area is quite rich, as it contains four very rare items that detail the personal cooking preferences of several women in the mid-19th century. The "Local History" area contains ledger books from a church in Christiansburg and guest signature books from two well-known resorts in Yellow Sulphur Springs and White Sulphur Springs. The site is rounded out by the inclusion of the papers of John Hilton, an English immigrant who served as a corporal in Company F of the Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War.
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