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Image of "The Weekly Calendar" - 2009.1.8

"The Weekly Calendar" - 2009.1.8

Fincastle Baptist Church Weekly Calendar, describes church activities and news for the week of November 2, 1913. Includes descriptions of activities and a history of the Fincastle Baptist Church.

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 "Fincastle United Methodist Church" - 2009.1.12

"Fincastle United Methodist Church" - 2009.1.12

History of Fincastle United Methodist Church 1790-1974 with references to Francis Asbury, Daniel Spangler (chair maker), and the church's cast bell made by the Hadley Company. Unknown source and date.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Preserving a Landmark"  - 2009.1.16

Newspaper article titled "Preserving a Landmark" - 2009.1.16

A brief history of the Fincastle Presbyterian Church is featured in this photocopy of "Preserving a Landmark," a newspaper article of May 27, 1942.

Image of Petition for the Sale of the "Presbyterian Meeting House Land" - 2009.1.23

Petition for the Sale of the "Presbyterian Meeting House Land" - 2009.1.23

Photocopy of the petition to the House of Burgesses, December 19, 1805, requesting permission for the sale of "Presbyterian Meeting House Land" in Fincastle.

Image of "Fincastle Presbyterian Church: A Partial History 1902,  With an Afterword 1976" - 2009.1.24

"Fincastle Presbyterian Church: A Partial History 1902, With an Afterword 1976" - 2009.1.24

Cover of "Fincastle Presbyterian Church: A Partial History 1902, With an Afterword 1976," an 88 page book available for purchase at Fincastle Presbyterian Church.

Image of History and Reminiscences of St. Mark's Episcopal Church - 2009.1.32

History and Reminiscences of St. Mark's Episcopal Church - 2009.1.32

Historical and personal remembrances of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Fincastle, Virginia, by Dorothy S. Kessler.

Image of "History of St. Mark's Episcopal Church" - 2009.1.34

"History of St. Mark's Episcopal Church" - 2009.1.34

Typewritten notes with historical information about St Mark's Episcopal Church, author unknown.

Image of "Fincastle Presbyterian Church History" - 2009.1.49

"Fincastle Presbyterian Church History" - 2009.1.49

This trifold pamphlet with the history of Fincastle Presbyterian Church was compiled by Hellen Caldwell.

Image of "Notes on the Early History of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fincastle" - 2009.1.53

"Notes on the Early History of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Fincastle" - 2009.1.53

The history of St. Mark's Episcopal Church is recounted by Jane W. Breckinridge.

Image of Newspaper article titled "The Natural Order of Things" - 2009.1.62

Newspaper article titled "The Natural Order of Things" - 2009.1.62

Bobby Waid reminisces about Fincastle in the 1940s. This newspaper article discusses life at Fincastle High School, including the fire of April 1942, high school teachers, businesses in town, and recollections of the Woodson family.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Fate of Historic Building Still Pending" - 2009.1.65

Newspaper article titled "Fate of Historic Building Still Pending" - 2009.1.65

The history of Hayth Hotel is outlined in an article from "The Free Bee," written by Janie Petty. Dottie Kessler examines various theories about when the hotel was constructed.

Image of "Fire!" - 2009.1.83

"Fire!" - 2009.1.83

"Fincastle Fire!," about the Fincastle fire of May 6, 1870. Focuses on a detailed description by I. R. Godwin of the homes and buildings in Fincastle before the fire. A republication of a Fincastle Herald article of May 7, 1908. Booklet is for sale by Historic Fincastle, Inc. at hisfin.org.

Image of Hayth's Hotel, Fincastle, Virginia - 2009.1.91

Hayth's Hotel, Fincastle, Virginia - 2009.1.91

History of Hayth's Hotel, Fincastle, Virginia, by Dorothy S. Kessler.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Bells Herald New Year, Welcome Visitors" - 2009.1.107

Newspaper article titled "Bells Herald New Year, Welcome Visitors" - 2009.1.107

The traditions surrounding the ringing of the bells in Fincastle on New Year's Eve are described. Written by Jerrie Atkin.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Ancient Bells of Fincastle Hail New Year" - 2009.1.110

Newspaper article titled "Ancient Bells of Fincastle Hail New Year" - 2009.1.110

An article about bell ringing in Fincastle on New Years Eve by Fred Loeffler, hand dated January 1, 1950. Unknown source.

Image of 1809 County Building - 2009.1.115

1809 County Building - 2009.1.115

Description of the 1809 County Building, formerly the Western Hotel, Fincastle, Virginia. This building was Historic Fincastle, Inc.'s first restoration.

Image of Newspaper article titled "Reminiscences of Fincastle 33 Years Ago" - 2009.1.149

Newspaper article titled "Reminiscences of Fincastle 33 Years Ago" - 2009.1.149

Newspaper article by I. R. Godwin with information about the Fincastle fire of May 6, 1870, and the architectural history of Fincastle. Photocopy.

Image of Newspaper article titled "60 Families, 300 Homeless After Fire" - 2009.1.181

Newspaper article titled "60 Families, 300 Homeless After Fire" - 2009.1.181

A series of clippings that were sent to the author, Edwin L. McCoy. One about the Fincastle fire of May 6,1870 is an appeal for help for those who were burnt out. Another clipping is an advertisement for Wm B. Hayth, photographer, and it includes a photo of an unidentified young woman.