The book that put Rockingham County mills on the map – REPRINTED!
“When one thinks of the history and landscape of Rockingham County in the 250 years since the first European settlers arrived, the best analogy is that of a jigsaw puzzle. A puzzle made up of many, many pieces that fit tightly together to form a clear picture of the past. In the case of Rockingham, and indeed, the entire Shenandoah Valley, quite a few of those puzzle pieces will include mills.” – from the Foreward by Nancy Taylor Sorrells, 1997. Thus begins the first of a four volume passion project fueled by Janet and Earl Downs’ love of history.
The four volumes of Mill Books are packed with stories, details, and images. Nearly 80 mills are identified in Volume 1, along with other miscellaneous information and related histories.
Hardback, Revised Second Edition, 2018. 464 pages with index and images.