Tag Archives: Pocahantas

Bacon’s Castle and Smith’s Fort

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Bacon’s Castle in Surry, Virginia, is not too far north of the town of Smithfield.  Smithfield is known for producing ham, which comes from pigs, who also provide bacon.  Which is the reason the house is called “Bacon’s Castle.” I kid.  … Continue reading

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Are you Pocahantas?

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In the early 1990s, Disney announced plans for a new theme park based on American history, to be built in the Virginia suburbs of DC.  The (very rich and powerful) locals fought against it – for many reasons including the feeling that Disney would … Continue reading

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Not Your Disney’s Jamestown

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“Is that William Kelso?” asked Kathie.  She was looking toward a cluster of people around an archeological dig at Jamestown, Virginia.  I wasn’t sure which person in the cluster she was talking about, but since I had no clue who … Continue reading

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