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US Highway 1 in Virginia (Postcard History Series)

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The images in Postcard History Series: US Highway 1 in Virginia are representative of the nearly 200 miles of this historic highway and the communities along and near its path. Most of these pictorial memories are at least 50 years old, back when motorists were well acquainted with hand-pumping filling stations, mom-and-pop diners, and numerous tourist homes and cabins. In 1927, Route 1 became all concrete between Washington, DC, and Richmond. Business flourished until the interstate highway system came into ...

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Overview

The images in Postcard History Series: US Highway 1 in Virginia are representative of the nearly 200 miles of this historic highway and the communities along and near its path. Most of these pictorial memories are at least 50 years old, back when motorists were well acquainted with hand-pumping filling stations, mom-and-pop diners, and numerous tourist homes and cabins. In 1927, Route 1 became all concrete between Washington, DC, and Richmond. Business flourished until the interstate highway system came into being in the 1950s. There is much history surrounding US 1, often called America's Main Street.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738588186
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 12/5/2011
  • Series: Postcard History Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,391,309
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Tony Kent, a resident of Fredericksburg and author of Arcadia's Then & Now: Fredericksburg, provides the majority of the postcards displayed in Postcard History Series: US Highway 1 in Virginia. Many images also came from the Kent postcard collection at the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Heading South from Arlington 9

2 In the Footsteps of History 21

3 George Washington's County 35

4 Fredericksburg, a Most Historic City 51

5 South to Richmond 69

6 The Commonwealth's Capital 81

7 Exploring Richmond 95

8 Across the James to the Border 107

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