Virginia, the "Old Dominion" state, is at once timeless and strikingly contemporary. Birthplace of eight of America's presidents, including Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, and home to an impressive array of ultra-modern industries, Virginia is a land of endless variety, beauty, and charm. A state of seeming contradictions—onetime queen of the confederacy yet proud to elect as Governor the grandson of former slaves—Virginia celebrates its vivid and romantic past, while striding towards it future confidently.
A land of serenely bucolic landscapes, of fox hunts, debutante cotillions, peaceful plantations, and stately historic tours, Virginia also dazzles with its diversity. Where else can one leave the glistening strand of Virginia Beach for the airy splendor of the Blue Ridge Mountains? What other state boasts both legendary Jamestown—site of England's first permanent colony in the New World—and rustic Chincoteague Island, second home to wild ponies descended from horses that swam to safety after a Spanish galleon sank? Indeed, Virginia is the site of many of America's most famous cultural landmarks and homes—Colonial Williamsburg, Appomattox Court House, and Jefferson's classically proportioned Monticello, just to name a few.
Virginia, A Pictorial Souvenir is a marvelous photographic portrait that vividly captures this historic state. It guides the reader to such architectural splendors ad Danville's Millionaire's Row with its magnificent Victorian and Edwardian home, and spectacular sites such as the Natural Bridge in the Shenandoah Valley and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. These images and more make this book a perfect keepsake for anyone acquainted with the timeless charms of "Old Virginny."
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