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Local History

Local lore and histories that include histories of local businesses, organizations, and different groups that help give the Bedford area its unique culture.


This book tells the story of how Roanoke many rivers were used for hydroelectric power.  The subject matter of the books indicates how electric companies were able to use water currents instead of expensive coal and helped to curb electricity prices of people in the region.  Smith Mountain Lake's origins are told within the book  as well as how the use of water to generate power created more recreational activities.


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