Some articles on big lick:
... Now known as Big Lick, during the period of reconstruction following the American Civil War, the rail infrastructure was restored and the first municipal structure completed in present-day downtown was a jail ... By 1881 the Shenandoah Valley Railroad announced that Big Lick would be the southern terminus of its line resulting in the rapid growth and development of the community ... With the arrival of the railroad, Big Lick would incorporate as the city of Roanoke in 1882 ...
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“I know. Thats what makes us tough. Rich fellows come up and they die. Their kids aint no good and they die out. But we keepa comin. Were the people that live. They cant wipe us out. They cant lick us. Well go on forever, Pa, cause were the people.”
—Nunnally Johnson (18971977)
“Whale on the beach, you dinosaur,
what brought you smoothing into this dead harbor?
If youd stayed inside you could have grown
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—Anne Sexton (19281974)