October 2021

Roanoke and Jamestown

Roanoke and Jamestown

We explored both the historic Roanoke and Jamestown settlement sites while in Virginia and northern North Carolina. These were the locations of the first attempts of England to settle in North America. Roanoke settlement was a complete failure and Jamestown settlement was a huge struggle. The national park service and Virginia both had great exhibits …

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Stratford Hall Plantation

Stratford Hall

Stratford Hall Plantation is a Virginia plantation dating to prior to the Revolutionary war. The Lee family built the Stratford Hall Plantation on the south shore of the Potomac River in Virginia. The plantation is to the east of Pope’s Creek. Pope Creek is the birthplace of George Washington. I mentioned Pope Creek Plantation in …

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Washington’s Greatest Gift

Washington's Greatest Gift

What was Washington’s greatest gift to our country? While in Virginia we have been visiting locations associated with George Washington. Perhaps more words have been written about George Washington than about any other American. Without his monumental effort, our country wouldn’t exist. His gifts to our country have a lot to do with the birth …

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