Blue Ridge Tunnel

The Blue Ridge Tunnel – A Remarkable Engineering Feat in Antebellum Virginia
by Mary E. Lyons (History Press – 2014) Soft cover – 190 pages

The Blue Ridge Tunnel

The Blue Ridge Tunnel

“In one of the greatest engineering feats of his time, Claudius Crozet led the completion of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Tunnel in 1858.  Two centuries later, the National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark still proudly stands, but the stories and lives of those who built it are the true lasting  triumph.  Irish immigrants fleeing the Great Hunger poured into American resolute for something to call their own.  They would persevere through life in overcrowded shanties and year of blasting through rock to the tunnel to completion.  Prolife author Mary E. Lyons follows three Irish families in their struggle to build Crozet’s famed tunnel and their American Dream.”

To purchase by mail, send a check, payable to Nelson County Historical Society for $25.00 (includes postage and handling) to:

Nelson County Historical Society
P.O. Box 474
Lovingston, VA 22949

or you may purchase through PayPal or credit card: