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Name Willis, Bob

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Image of Newspaper article titled "Thesis Recounts Fincastle Baptist's Early History" - 2009.1.11

Newspaper article titled "Thesis Recounts Fincastle Baptist's Early History" - 2009.1.11

The history of Fincastle Baptist Church is described in this newspaper article by Bob Willis. Based on "Fincastle, Virginia, 1772-1942: a Study of Small Town Life, a thesis by Ernest Cline Snyder, and "History of Fincastle Baptist Church," by F. D. Bolton.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Mad Gasser May Have Been Will-O-the-Wisp" - 2009.1.192

Newspaper article titled "Mad Gasser May Have Been Will-O-the-Wisp" - 2009.1.192

Article by Matt Chittum about the "Mad Gasser" in Botetourt and Roanoke counties in the 1930's. From the book "Little Green Men, Meowing Nuns and Head Hunting Panics," by Robert Bartholomew.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Newspaper headlines from earlier century reveal worries don't change much with time"  - 2009.1.220

Newspaper article titled "Newspaper headlines from earlier century reveal worries don't change much with time" - 2009.1.220

This article by Bob Willis compares life in Fincastle, Virginia in 1884 with life there in 1997. Based on a Fincastle Herald article of 1884.

Image of "Randomgraphs" - 2009.1.225

"Randomgraphs" - 2009.1.225

Photocopy of a January 8, 1942 Fincastle Herald article with stories about Jockey Alley, the street behind the courthouse in Fincastle, Virginia where on court days horses were raced, traded and bought, and a social experience occurred. The article includes initials, either H.R. or C. H. R. Two followup articles by Bob Willis describe Wiliam deJ. Rutherfoord's painting of Jockey Alley.

Image of Newspaper articles titled "The Great Warriors' Path Provides Greenfield with One Historic Footnote," "William Preston, Watchdog of the Virginia Frontier, Accumulated 2,175 Ac. at Greenfield," and "93 Year Old Bob Preston Lone Survivor at Greenfield" - 2009.1.438

Newspaper articles titled "The Great Warriors' Path Provides Greenfield with One Historic Footnote," "William Preston, Watchdog of the Virginia Frontier, Accumulated 2,175 Ac. at Greenfield," and "93 Year Old Bob Preston Lone Survivor at Greenfield" - 2009.1.438

In this series of three articles about Greenfield Plantation that appeared in the Fincastle Herald in 1995 author Bob Willis describes the history of the land and the people who settled it. The first article focuses on the pre-colonial and colonial history of the area as well as the artifacts that have been found at Greenfield. The second tells the story of the acquisition and settlement of the land by William Preston, and the third tells the story of Robert Bowyer Preston, the last of the descendants of William Preston to live at Greenfield.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Historic Breckinridge Mill Restored As Apartments" - 2009.1.724

Newspaper article titled "Historic Breckinridge Mill Restored As Apartments" - 2009.1.724

The story of the restoration and "adaptive re-use" of the historic 1822 Breckinridge Mill into apartments by Fred Taylor, Jr. and Ben Williams is told in this article by Bob Willis. Hand dated October 18, 1995.