Images of America: Bristol celebrates the history of the town known as �A Good Place to Live.� Joseph A. Anderson bought land on the Virginia-Tennessee border from his father-in-law, Rev. James King, and founded Bristol in 1852. Just four years later, the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad came to Bristol, and the town became a major trading center of the Appalachian region. During the Civil War, Bristol was a vital railway link between the North and the South, and it later became known as the birthplace of country music. Readers are sure to enjoy viewing over 200 vintage photographs of the train station, the Carter Family, the King family, Virginia Intermont College, and King College, as well as homes and people from all walks of life. The S. E. Massengill drug manufacturing company shown on the cover is among the highlighted industries.
About the Author
Authors George Stone and Sonya A. Haskins have collaborated on this vivid pictorial history to produce a work Bristolians can be proud to own. Stone is a lifelong resident of Bristol, Tennessee, and worked for the Bristol Herald Courier for 21 years. Haskins, an area resident, graduated from King College in 1992 and has authored two other volumes in the Images of America series, Jonesborough and Johnson City.