Saturday, June 12, 2021

This Day in Virginia History: 1831 Observations on Solar Phenomena

On August 20, 1831, Benjamin Hallowell composed a letter to be published later by the Alexandrian Gazette on his observances of solar phenomena. Whew, I...

This Day in Virginia History: Louisa Confederate Monument Erected in 1905

On August 17, 1905, Louisa County held a ceremonious event unveiling its new “monument to the Confederate soldiers of the county, living and dead.”

This Day in Virginia History: Nativism in 1852

On August 16, 1852, an article defending future president Franklin Pierce against charges of anti-Catholic sentiment ran in the Lynchburg Daily Virginian.
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