Tag Archives: Virginia

Jefferson, Jefferson, Jefferson

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Whosoever shall be guilty of rape, polygamy, or sodomy with man or woman shall be punished, if a man, by castration, if a woman, by cutting through the cartilage of her nose a hole of one half diameter at the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh is not a Colony

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I’m learning that tourists are late risers and I’m often the only one on the first tour of the day.  So it didn’t surprise me when I found myself alone, waiting for the start of the 9AM tour of the … Continue reading

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Booing Benedict Arnold

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A small group came marching down the Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg: a couple of colonial militiamen, followed by a fife and drum, followed by a civilian.   The group made their way to the front of the courthouse.  The soldiers and musicians … Continue reading

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Bipolar Linden Row

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We recognized the row of Greek Revivial houses that made up the Linden Row Inn in downtown Richmond, Virginia, even without the big “Linden Row” flag hanging on the portico of one.  What we couldn’t figure out was the location … Continue reading

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Yes, Another Plantation

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If I were to write a History Tourist romance novel, it might go something like this:  A beautiful foreign traveler tours a historic southern plantation.  She falls in love with the tour guide and he with her.  The tour guide turns out to be none … Continue reading

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Rule Britannia, Y’All

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The Virginia upper class of the early 20th century had a thing about England.  It had to do, according to Agecroft Hall’s application to the National Register of Historic Places, with industrialization and the perceived threat that the influx of central and … Continue reading

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The Virginia Executive Mansion

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I had read that getting into the Virginia Executive Mansion, official home to Virginia’s governor, was a little tricky. It is, ostensibly, open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to 2. But that schedule is subject to mansion events.  More than … Continue reading

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