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    Great Virginians

    International Harvester founder and Rockbridge County native Cyrus McCormick, Montpelier chatelaine Marion du Pont Scott, and Pulitzer-prize winning writers and editors Virginius Dabney and Douglas Southall Freeman of Richmond left lasting legacies. more

    Mar 3, 2016



  • Flying Back in Time

    Cameron Davidson

    Flying Back In Time

    In Bealeton, on a summer Sunday, you can get a firsthand look at the early days of American aviation, when daring pilots and sturdy biplanes helped to win world wars and then went “barnstorming” across America. more

    Sep 15, 2017


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    Sterling Hundley

    Mayo Island Homer

    Wherein illustrator Sterling Hundley depicts Lou Gehrig hitting a ball into the James River. more

    Aug 30, 2010


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    The Blue Ridge Palace of Love and Good Vibrations. more

    May 2, 2016


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    Spies Among Us

    Espionage in the Old Dominion. more

    Dec 2, 2015



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    Tyler Darden

    The Lady of Belvoir

    George Washington would not have become the man he was without the help of Sally Fairfax. She mentored the young Washington and fired his ambition, and the two by all accounts shared a hidden—forbidden—love. more

    Aug 20, 2010


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    Mountain Magic

    Julie Bryce shares the story of how, 50 years ago, she and her husband, Pete, transformed Bryce Mountain Resort from a summer-only retreat into a four-season destination. more

    Nov 30, 2016



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    Frontier Road

    Once a vital transportation route between Richmond and the mountainous reaches of western Virginia, the old Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike today roughly follows U.S. 250, U.S. 33 and Route 47, but in some ways is little changed. more

    Dec 2, 2015


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    More Guests, Martha

    Mount Vernon humanizes the father of our country. more

    Mar 8, 2016


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    When the Going Gets Tough

    The National Museum of the Marine Corps shows the Marines'-eye view. more

    Feb 5, 2010


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