Big Lick

Some articles on big lick:

Downtown Roanoke - History
... 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 ... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the words lick and/or big:

    There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger with what fell from the rich man’s table; even the dogs would come and lick his sores. The poor man died and was carried away by the angels to be with Abraham.
    Bible: New Testament, Luke 16:19-22.

    Seems like everything people oughta know they just don’t want to hear. I guess that’s the big trouble with the world.
    Geoffrey Homes (1902–1977)