A new book about Glen Allen from a Richmond-born author will be released July 4. Cary Holladay announced that her latest book, Images of America: Glen Allen, will be released from Arcadia Publishing; pre-orders are now being accepted on Amazon.com.
Described as a “pictorial history,”, the book explores Glen Allen from its rural years in the 1800s to its time of crisis in the 1980s as landmarks faded and its future was questioned. Each chapter focuses on the area’s notable figures of the past – from John Cussons, an Englishman who built Glen Allen’s chief landmark, the Forest Lodge Hotel, to Virginia Randolph, an African-American teacher who established a school and provided education for Black youth during the era of segregation.
The book also includes vintage photographs of various families, daily life, and local railroads that were gathered from archives and private collections.
For details, visit Amazon.com | Images of America: Glen Allen.
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