Artifacts from Altavista

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Artifacts from Altavista

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This is a collection of artifacts donated to the Staunton River Memorial Library in Altavista, Virginia. The Altavista Visitor's Center, located in the library, has some of these items on display. Items that do not fit the display theme are kept in storage at SRML, and digital records are maintained here for everyone to view.

Collection Items

This digger, donated by Andrew Jackson Shields, a decorated army officer and Altavista resident. The digger was used in World War II to dig foxholes.

This letter, written by J.E. Taylor of the Lane Company, Inc., details a business agreement for sale of cedar chests. The letter mentions that the…

Cane belonged to William G. Lane was a popular resident and the namesake of the Uncle Billy's Day Festival and member of the founding family of…

Document gives a brief history of Altavista.

This 1952 directory listed business and residential phone numbers for the Altavista, Brookneal, Rustburg, and Hurt areas, included directions how to…

The Altavista Golden Jubilee was celebrated in 1957. The Jubilee marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of Altavista by the Lane brothers. The…

The photo photo is the earliest know of Uncle Billy. Also featured is a strongbox with his personal papers, photo with his wife Zada Narcissa Rorer…

The Lanes Girl Graduate Plan started in the mid-1920s by Lane's Sales Manager J. Arthur Kraus. The miniature Lane cedar chests were offered to young…

During the early 1950s, the film industry introduced CinemaScope wide-screen format to movie theaters. To show wide-screen films, the brothers Edward…

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