Alps P.O. Caroline County, VA

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Comments (2)

elelwal (L.L.Wall) on February 22, 2013

Hello Richard ... you always seem to be able to find the most remarkable pieces of Americana and times-gone-by ... I'm guessing that even post-World War II, this place was a center of community in a rural culture ... really not so long ago, but now almost an incomprehensible concept in the days of "social media" and the electronic shrinking of time and distance. (And nowadays Alps may be so far off the grid, even Google can't find it?) Regards, Wally

r.w. dawson on February 22, 2013

Thank you Wally for your kind words. I'm not really sure that this place really was ever bigger. Sparta is just a little ways down the road and it has four or five big old homes, a church, a country store and a building that used to be a high school. Plus Sparta is at a cross road. This building is the only evidence of a commercial enterprise in the area and it looks like it was everything - post office, gas station and maybe the country store. The odd thing is that this building has it's back to the main road and doesn't even face the side road.

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