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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CIG_patowmack-canal_McLean-VA.html
Patowmack Canal. George Washington had a marvelous idea—turn the Potomac River into a navigable waterway linking the East Coast with the Ohio River Valley. To do so, the Patowmack Company, which he helped form, dredged portions of the riverb…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CIF_old-georgetown-pike-ancient-indian-trail_McLean-VA.html
Old Georgetown Pike Ancient Indian Trail. Old Georgetown Pike Ancient Indian Trail Reputedly traveled by Captain John Smith var plainText = document.getElementById('inscription1').innerText; document.getElementB…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CHJ_old-city-hall_Richmond-VA.html
Old City Hall. Old City Hall A Registered National Landmark Built: 1886-1894 Restored: 1983-1984 Developer: Cranston Development Company Architect: Landmarks Design Associates General Contractor: Navarro Corporation Interior Design: Morewoo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CHI_richmond-virginia-bicentennial_Richmond-VA.html
Richmond, Virginia Bicentennial. Richmond, Surrey, England, visited by William Byrd in his boyhood, inspired the name for Richmond, Virginia. Commemorating that fact, the Virginia Branch of the English Speaking Union presents this tablet to Richmo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2CF2_cherrydale-maywood_Arlington-VA.html
(from left to right) Cherrydale Station The first steam locomotive reached Cherrydale and Thrifton (now Maywood) in the spring of 1904. There were two rail lines in Alexandria (now Arlington) County that served the young community. There were …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2C1M_martin-buchanan-usct_Leesburg-VA.html
Loudoun County experienced continuous Union and Confederate activity during the war. Carter's Mill Road, in front of you, provided access to the agricultural abundance of Oatlands and other farms south and east of here, where the use of slave labo…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BTJ_hurricane-agnes_Richmond-VA.html
The red line below marks the highest known flood level at this location. On June 20, 1972, Hurricane Agnes brought torrential rainfall to the Richmond region, with the flood crest occurring on June 23. Al this spot, flood levels reached a heigh…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BSV_a-rich-prize_Middletown-VA.html
Belle Grove was Union headquarters, and thus was surrounded by hundreds of supply wagons, ambulances and tents. As the Confederate advance neared the plantation manor house there was a scramble to evacuate them to safely. Most escaped capture. The…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BR9_a-malicious-design_Winchester-VA.html
This is the former location of the Winchester Medical College. In the spring of 1862, Union soldiers from Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks's command allegedly entered the building and discovered a partially dissected African American boy. They also found w…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM2BQY_east-main-street_Norfolk-VA.html
The portion of East Main Street between Commercial Place and Church Street (now St. Paul's Boulevard) was notorious with servicemen all over the world until well after World War II. The district was home to taverns such as the Krazy Kat and Red Ro…
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