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Mill Mountain overlooking downtown Roanoke

MILL MOUNTAIN: Beacon of the Valley

Winner of a 2020 Videographer Award of Distinction in the Documentary Category

Located within the city of Roanoke, Virginia, Mill Mountain has been a beacon for generations of visitors. Named for a mill that was built at its base in the 1700’s, the mountain has had a long and storied history.

Over the years numerous attractions have called the mountain home - an incline, observation towers, a children’s zoo, an inn that later became a theatre, and much, much more. It is also home to the largest, free-standing, man-made illuminated star in the world.

This documentary, produced by Blue Ridge PBS in 2019, takes a nostalgic look the mountain’s history and its influence on the region today.

Mill Mountain documentary DVD cover


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Beacon of the Valley by P. Buckley Moss

ALSO EXCLUSIVELY available from Blue Ridge PBS!
P. Buckley Moss has created a new giclée titled, Beacon of the Valley, featuring icons past and present on Mill Mountain. This companion to the Blue Ridge PBS documentary on Mill Mountain includes The Star, the mill, the incline, the toll booth, Rockledge, Rockledge Inn, the zoo and the observation tower.

P. Buckley Moss is one of America's most prized living artists. An alumna of New York's prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Pat Moss is a formally educated and accomplished artist, highly regarded by academics and collectors alike. Her art is represented in over 200 galleries worldwide.

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