"Staunton, Virginia: Another Treasury of Historic Tales," by Charles Culbertson, publication date November 2007, is a hardbound, 200-page book about the lesser-known stories from Staunton, Va.’s history. Contains 35 chapters and 84 photographs, printed on archival paper, with beautiful dustjacket and signed by the author.
Chapter topics include the 1904 escape of a murderer who was scheduled to be hanged in a matter of days; the 1896 flood that destroyed much of the city’s Wharf section; the city manager who was killed during a softball game; Jack Manch, a Staunton man who co-piloted the fabled 1942 bombing raid over Tokyo; the Staunton photographer whose invention revolutioned the art; and Alexander Patch, former Staunton Military Academy teacher and superintendent who led the southern invasion of France during WWII. And much more.
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