Bicentennial predictions

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Mon Jan 28 11:11:27 EST 2013

I have been looking through a large book published in 1976 titled the
Bicentennial History of Washington County, Virginia and note many
interesting V&T and N&W photos at Damascus, Glade Spring, Abingdon and
Wyndale. There are two photos however, that have captions that tell of the
concern felt in the 1970s for availability of petroleum-based fuels in the
coming years and lament the N&W's exit from coal-fired power. Of course
these "doomsday" predictions seem laughable now, but for the authors of
this tome it was a certainty. Two scanned images attached.

Mike Pierry, Jr.

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