The Resource Brocks Gap photographs

Brocks Gap photographs

Label
Brocks Gap photographs, 1905
Title
Brocks Gap photographs
Inclusive dates
1905
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two photographs on mounted board, dated 1905, of road construction in Brocks Gap in northwestern Rockingham County, Virginia. Both photographs are attributed to New Market photographer, B. B. O'Roark
Biographical or historical data
Brocks Gap is an area of approximately 200 square miles in northwestern Rockingham County formed by the North Fork of the Shenandoah River. Due to primitive infrastructure that required fording the North Fork three times in order to exit Brocks Gap, Elder John Kline (1797-1864), Brethren Church leader and resident of nearby Broadway, proposed making improvements to Brocks Gap. These plans included cutting down the Gap rocks, making a road in the place of the cut, and erecting a bridge across one of the three fords. By 1880, the remaining two fords were replaced with a new road and bridge. Both photographs are attributed to B. B. O'Roark (likely Benjamin Branson O'Roark Jr.), a photographer in New Market.
Cataloging source
VMC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Brocks Gap photographs
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0006BrocksGap.aspx
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
962267579
Extent
1 letter folder; .06 cubic feet.
Governing access note
Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection
Immediate source of acquisition
Special Collections acquired the photographs at auction on May 14, 2008.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
One folder containing two photographs.

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