Category Archives: Virginia history

Lanterns and flags–Memorial Day in Fredericksburg

I haven’t written a ton on this blogĀ about local history or sites (I blame the whole work thing…), but that’s part of what I want to post here. So, since we ventured out to the cemeteries on Memorial Day weekend, … Continue reading

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Wildly unrealistic summer reading plans

Yeah that’s right. It’s just not going to happen. And frankly, I made myself stop pulling books I’ve not yet read from the shelf and adding them to the stack, but there are more I’d like to be there, and … Continue reading

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Just who the heck was (Lewis) Littlepage?

Depending on my route to work, and/or home, I wind up driving down Littlepage St. several times a week. I never really thought much about the name–assumed it was named after someone, and never got any further than that–until a … Continue reading

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Natural Bridge on its way to becoming a state park…

In big news for Virginians, the Natural Bridge–a rock arch on property once owned by Thomas Jefferson–will be transferred to state ownership. The move is the result of years of efforts–congrats to all involved, and thanks for your efforts. This … Continue reading

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