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The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia 1870-1935

"The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1870-1935" is a digital archive of maps, photographs, manuscripts, newspapers, public documents, and other media. "The Countryside Transformed" shows how the coming in 1884 of the railroad to the counties of Accomack and Northampton profoundly changed the physical and mental landscapes in which the people of the region lived, worked, and traveled.

"The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1870-1935" is a collaborative effort of the Eastern Shore Public Library and the Virginia Center for Digital History of the University of Virginia. The project has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the Fair Play Foundation. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy provided discretionary funds for developing a bibliography of maps.

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