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    Tyler Darden

    U-boats in the Atlantic

    In April 1942, 29 crew members from a German U-boat were secretly buried at night in Hampton National Cemetery. The incident that led to their deaths was the first “bright spot in a dreadful period” for America in the early days of World War II. Read more

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    State Parks Celebrate

    The Virginia State Parks System—opened in 1936 in the midst of the Great Depression—turned 75 this year. Read more

    Aug 8, 2011

    Travel

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    Time to Leave

    Some one million people visit Shenandoah National Park annually, so clearly its creation in the 1930s has had a lasting impact. But it’s not as well known that some 500 families were forced to move off their land to make way for the park. Read more

    Nov 22, 2010

    Culture

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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. Read more

    Mar 3, 2016

    Culture

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    Robb Scharetg

    Striking Power

    Naval Air Station Oceana is one of America’s largest and most important military installations. Half of the U.S. Navy’s tactical aircraft are located at Oceana, where scores of pilots daily take to the sky to maintain a state of “combat readiness.” Read more

    Jun 10, 2010

    Culture

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    A Tomboy's Legacy

    The yearly Montpelier races are a great time to remember Marion du Pont Scott—the first lady of American turf racing. Read more

    Nov 17, 2017

    Culture

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    When the Going Gets Tough

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

    Feb 5, 2010

    Culture

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    Walter Reed

    Virginia’s All-Time “Top Doc.” Read more

    Jul 23, 2015

    Culture

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    The Big Story

    In 1903 the Virginian-Pilot newspaper got one of the biggest scoops ever, thanks to the efforts of a 19-year-old cub reporter and a barrel of Lynnhaven oysters. Read more

    Dec 5, 2016

    Culture

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    Gone But Not Forgotten

    A history of Virginia’s canneries, in labels. Read more

    Dec 2, 2015

    Feature

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    Rob Scharetg

    Afton: Mountain, Myth, Legend

    Crossing Afton Mountain is like crossing the Mississippi, a divide between the east and west of Virginia. Read more

    Oct 30, 2014

    Culture

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