a 1930-1945 tourism postcard highlighted how Waynesboro was close to parks and forests
Source: Boston Public Library, Tichnor Brothers Postcard Collection, Greetings from Waynesboro, Virginia
Basic City (Waynesboro) developed at the intersection of the Norfolk and Western Railroad, Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad, plus roads across the Blue Ridge and along the eastern edge of the Shenandoah Valley.
industry has been at the heart of Waynesboro since Basic City was first developed
Source: Library of Congress, Perspective map of the city of Waynesboro, Va
the Virginia Central Railroad passed through Afton Gap via the only railroad tunnel built in the Blue Ridge
Source: Library of Congress, Map of Augusta County, Virginia (by Jedediah Hotchkiss, 1875)