The “Blacksburg Group” of developers in the ‘70s and ‘80s produced over 75 books, and built and designed digital teaching equipment and computers back in the early days of the microcomputer.
Dr. Jon Titus (notable designer for a number of teaching computers used with the book series) and Dr. Chris Titus and David Larsen were the “major players”, as far as their long-term service to the group.
From 1974 to 1984, David was involved in the creation of the series used in electronics and computer education. It started as the “Bug Books”, and evolved into more than…
About Floyd County Moonshine is a print literary and arts magazine localized in Floyd, Virginia and the New River Valley. We publish poetry, short stories, essays, novel excerpts, literary criticism, book reviews, interviews, artwork, and photography. Mission Over 5 years in production, brewing up smooth home-distilled literature. The mission of Floyd County Moonshine is to publish thought-provoking, well-crafted, free-thinking, uncensored prose and poetry. Our literature explores the dark and gothic as well as the bright and pleasant in order to give an honest portrayal of the human condition. We aspire to publish quality literature in the local color genre,…
Located in the heart of downtown Floyd, the Republic of Floyd Emporium offers a wide selection of essentials for visitors and locals alike; gifts, gourmet snack foods, fine wines, imported and micro-brew beers and much more.
The emporium also offers a distinctive array of T-shirts, hats prints and collectables incorporating images created by some of Floyd's most unique artist.
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This book was written by one Virginia girl who has loved to cook since taking my first Home Economics class in high school. Growing up the youngest of 5 children to a widowed Mother in south west Virginia/Appalachian Mtns. after World War II where food was scarce played an important role in wanting to always have plenty of food to share with family and friends. The recipes are good, if you are from the South, North, East or West and the book was released in conjunction with Jamestown's 400th Anniversary. The recipe for "Chocolate Cream Pie" is out of…
Every summer, Camelia McNeil Elliott, spent a month with her beloved grandparents in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. While visiting Mabry Mill’s rotating waterwheel, Elliott imagined Lizzie Mabry grinding white corn for customers in 1908. Inspired, she wrote stories about Appalachian mountaineers and her family, such as her great-great grandmother’s incarceration in a corn crib by Civil War soldiers, her grandparent’s 1917 elopement in a horse drawn carriage during a treacherous mountain ice storm, and her father’s jail house shenanigans at the Floyd County Courthouse. Elliott’s book tells captivating and intriguing stories of Virginia history,…
by Max S. Thomas
published posthumously by Harvestwood Press
This Pleasant Land is a 250-year chronological history of the border areas of Floyd, Franklin, and Patrick Counties in the Blue Ridge of southwestern Virginia.
The book is a local history but is written within the context of what was happening in the outside world during the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The paperback book has about 200 pages and begins with the first settlers coming to the area. The book goes on to explain how certain events…
The Art and Life of Karen Carrino
A Book compiled by Deborah Carrino,with an Introduction by Marilyn Green
Published by Prometheus Books, 59 John Glenn Drive, Amherst, NY 14228, www.prometheusbooks.com.
Karen Carrino's ink & pencil drawings, oil & watercolor paintings, & clay sculptures of children reveal a depth of feeling & a level of craft that are remarkable in such a young artist. Her tragic death in a 1972 car accident, just a few days after her 19th birthday, is all the more poignant in view of the artistic legacy she…
A GUIDE TO THE CROOKED ROAD
VIRGINIAâ€™S HERITAGE MUSIC TRAIL
Author: Joe Wilson
Edited by: Deborah Blue
Published by John F. Blair Publisher, Winston-Salem, NC
SLOW ROAD HOME
a blue ridge book of days
Author: Fred First
Published by Goose Creek Press, Floyd, VA
A History of Its People and Places
Author: Dr. Amos D. Wood
Edited by: Ann Scott Swain
Published by Commonwealth Press, Inc., Radford, VA
You can order the book from The Old Church Gallery here in Floyd.
The Old Church Gallery
PO BX 41
110 Wilson St SE
Floyd, VA 24091
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