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Historic Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia's Fascinating Historic Sites

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This is not your typical guidebook, but Virginia is not your typical state. Virginia has been around for so long, as the place in America first settled by English adventurers, it is rich in historic sites, both the well known and the equally fascinating yet lesser known destinations every history traveler would find well worth a visit—if he could find them. As the guidebook says, “Some of these sites are very old, while others are of more recent vintage. Some are of national importance, while others are of local ...

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Overview

This is not your typical guidebook, but Virginia is not your typical state. Virginia has been around for so long, as the place in America first settled by English adventurers, it is rich in historic sites, both the well known and the equally fascinating yet lesser known destinations every history traveler would find well worth a visit—if he could find them. As the guidebook says, “Some of these sites are very old, while others are of more recent vintage. Some are of national importance, while others are of local or statewide significance. Some are located on the main highways, others are on roads less traveled. Some of the historic places are, in fact, roads—and bridges, and airports, and natural wonders, and jails, and churches, and battlefields, and museums.” Many of these historic hideaways are right next door to the bigger, more heavily publicized attractions. Filled with brief historical essays and side notes, photos, driving maps, an index and listing of sites by region, and contact information, Historic Virginia: Your Travel Guide to Virginia’s Fascinating Historic Sites is the perfect guidebook for those who want to explore the historic byways of bygone Virginia.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596525375
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 10/28/2009
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 970,511
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Emily J. Salmon and John S. Salmon have written or edited several books and articles together, including Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Emily has B.S. and M.A. degrees in psychology and history, respectively. She is senior copy editor in the Publications and Educational Services Division at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, and coeditor of The Hornbook of Virginia History. John has B.A. and M.A. degrees in American history. A former archivist at the Library of Virginia, he is retired from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where he was staff historian and wrote The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide. Their knowledge of local and regional history and literary skill have also yielded looks at the Civil War in Historic Photos of Gettysburg and Historic Photos of the Siege of Petersburg, and a look at Virginia, in Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads, Historic Photos of Richmond, and Historic Photos of Virginia, along with Historic Photos of the White House.
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