Tour Troutdale -- Virginia's highest incorporated municipality -- May 9

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Driving excursion through one-time boomtown will make five stops at historic sites, including at former home of famed late author Sherwood Anderson

By Don Richeson

TROUTDALE – In its glory days in the early 1900s, Troutdale had nearly 3,000 residents, a department store, hotel and movie theater. As its lucrative logging operations in time dwindled -- along with its status as a train hub -- it lost all these businesses and many more. It’s an interesting tale of boom and bust and an exciting historic backdrop to a town its longtime mayor believes will one day again grow and prosper as a gateway to nearby Mount Rogers National Recreation Area.

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