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Tracking Bristol Va.-Tenn. History — Written and Illustrated by Joyce A. Kistner

October 25, 2011

Do you know a young Bristol history buff, if so this book is for them! A forty page history book composed of basic facts about the early founding of Bristol beginning with the Cherokee Indians and pioneers, the second part of the book is about the coming of the train to Goodson-Bristol in 1856. Our city was the "Key to the South" because the rails opened the path to New Orleans, Louisiana, Frankfort, Kentucky and Memphis, Tennessee just to name a few. Twenty eight original acrylic paintings emphasize different areas of our city in the book. Games are located in the back of the book to further review, in a fun way, what facts have been presented. Vocabulary words are present to explain new or less familiar words. The book can be found downtown at CJ & Co. Restaurant and The Bristol Chamber of Commerce. Books are only $12, so get them before they are gone. For more information contact Joyce Kistner at 276-669-2448.