Virginia Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

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Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Old Dominion has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Virginian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Virginia Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Sharon Cavileer takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Old Dominion State. Meet Gary Stiteler, owner of Glen's Fair Price Store—a curiosity shop that has been open since 1941. Ask him how to get a Confederate uniform or a ...

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Overview

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Old Dominion has to offer! Whether you're a born-and-raised Virginian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Virginia Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Sharon Cavileer takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Old Dominion State. Meet Gary Stiteler, owner of Glen's Fair Price Store—a curiosity shop that has been open since 1941. Ask him how to get a Confederate uniform or a replica of the famous ball gown worn in Gone with the Wind. Visit the First Peanut Museum in the U.S.A. and learn about the history of the peanut, from antique planters and cultivators to peanut scoopers, all thanks to the Waverly Women's Club.Relive the glory of the old south at Berry Hill: Wander around the stately white home, now a resort, and view the free-standing mahogany horseshoe staircase acclaimed as one of the finest stairs in the country.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762769667
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Series: Curiosities Series
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 632,931
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Sharon Cavileer, freelance writer, photographer, and public relations counselor, has been writing professionally since 1982 specializing in features and travel. As the media relations officer for The Prince William County Park Authority, she served as spokesperson for four years and as the on-air host of Recreation and Leisure, a cable television show. As spokeswoman for the Prince William/Manassas Conference and Visitors Bureau, Sharon has appeared as guest on numerous television and radio programs.She is a member of The Society of American Travel Writers, The Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and The Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Northern Virginia 1

Chapter 2 Central Virginia 63

Chapter 3 Richmond and Environs 103

Chapter 4 The Shenandoah Valley 141

Chapter 5 The Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula 181

Chapter 6 Tidewater and the Eastern Shore 217

Chapter 7 Southern Virginia 265

Chapter 8 Southwestern Virginia and the Blue Ridge Highlands 279

Index 312

About the Author 322

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