The mission of this site is to allow viewers to see how the Great War impacted small emerging communities in Southwest Virginia. Much of the source material is drawn from Wise and Dickenson Counties and we hope that we are able to highlight how the people in these counties reacted to the war as well as how the war shaped the region moving forward. We also dedicate a portion of our website to the soldiers from these two counties who fought and died for their country.
Our site is a part of the Century America digital history project which has allowed students from select colleges in America and Canada to explore the experience of their local colleges or communities during the Great War. This project is sponsored by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) and funded by The Teagle Foundation.
We hope that you will enjoy the experience of our digital history website.
Sutherland, Elihu, ed., “Clinchco, 1920,” Meet Virginia’s Baby: A Pictorial History of Dickenson County, Virginia (Dickenson County Diamond Jubilee Commission, 1955), 45.