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“Benge! What Are You Doing?”

The Commonwealth of Virginia has almost completely excised all references to the murderous actions of early bands of Indian tribes against settlers (who were probably breaking treaties to settle in what was thought to be Indian lands or hunting grounds). … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Communities and the People Who Have Passed This Way, Part One

What folks will call these places in coming years and centuries, we know not. But one thing is certain, the naming of a place gives it identity and reminds us that others have been here before us. Continue reading

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The Flood of 1977

It’s been thirty-six years since the rivers showed their mighty power. It was a long and snow-filled winter.  We used up every built-in snow day the school system had, and were expecting to go pretty far past the original last … Continue reading

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