Conjectures on the Location of the Original "Shafers Crossing"

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Mon May 16 07:01:40 EDT 2016

> For sixty years, I have wondered where "Shafers Crossing" may have been.
> Running across an 1888 USGS Topo map kindled the spark again and gave some
> clues.

It took until 1919 for the Sanborn map to get out that far from downtown,
but the index map shows Salem Avenue crossing the tracks. The pages that
cover that area don't go quite far enough but do show adjacent streets,
which might offer up more clues.

Bruce in Blacksburg

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