Shenandoah County Library Archives

Shenandoah County Library Digital Archives

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Photograph labeled "John Paul Williams Farm." Image shows group of individuals in front of a brick house posing with a car and truck. The location of the farm and identities of who is in the picture in unknown.

Photograph showing the Shenandoah County Alms House. Built in 1829, the house would be destroyed by fire in 2013. Learn more about it at

Photograph showing two men among stalks of corn in a field. Their identities and the date of the photograph is unknown.

Photographs showing a groups of farmers/agricultural laborers making hay with horse powered equipment. The photographs are dated August 26 1929.

Photograph showing sets of harnessed horses in a field somewhere in Shenandoah County.

Photograph of three cows at an unidentified farm.

Undated photograph showing Walter Boyd driving his auto track that he used as a tractor. Behind the truck is hay rakewith an unidentified individual on board.

This photograph is labeled:

Granddaddy Walter and his Tractor
Picture Boyd taken…

Photograph showing an unidentified woman with animals.


Photograph of an unidentified woman feeding animals at an unidentified location.


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Mabel Runion spent most of her life in the Lantz Mill’s community. Her and her husband Peter moved there in 1938 after living for a few years in the Fairview Community.

The Runions were known for the wide array of animals that lived on their farm.…

If you had attended a community event in the 70s, or 80s you might have found Betty Showman there, dressed as the popular TV character Minnie Pearl.

A resident of Conicville, Betty began performing as Minnie in 1963. She took her act to various…
Photograph taken by William Hoyle Garber showing tractors participating in the corn harvest at an unidentified farm.
Photograph taken by William Hoyle Garber showing an unidentified farm.

Photograph taken by William Hoyle Garber showing an unidentified farm.

Photograph taken by William Hoyle Garber showing the Tisinger Farm located just south of Mt. Jackson Virginia on US Route 11.
Photograph taken by William Hoyle Garber showing an aerial image of an unidentified farm.


This picture shows a paper milk-bottle cap produced by Woodstock Virginia’s Ford-Cooley Dairy. The dairy was located just south of Woodstock near Narrow Passage. It operated from sometime in the 1930s until around 1960.

It would have been used…
Postcard showing the River Lawn Farm house located approximately three miles from New Market Virginia
Postcard showing individuals loading hay onto horse drawn wagons near New Market Virginia.
Postcard showing Route 11 as it runs through Meems Bottom and the Mt. Airy farm near Mt. Jackson Virginia.
Postcard showing the Mt. Airy Farm located at Meems Bottom near Mt. Jackson Virginia.
Postcard showing B.E. Nelson's wheat field.
Postcard showing a crew of men with a team of horses and mules seeding farmland on Meem's Bottom. Located just south of Mt. Jackson Virginia.
Postcard showing the driveway to the Mt. Airy farm located at Meems Bottom just south of Mt. Jackson Virginia.
Postcard with a photograph of men and horses in a "harvest scene" in the Shenandoah Valley. It icnludes a description of the valley's agricultural history.
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