It Happened in Virginia, 2nd Remarkable Events That Shaped History

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2009-11-30
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot
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A fascinating collection of thirty-five compelling stories about events that shaped Old Dominion,It Happened in Virginiadescribes everything from the invention of America's original instrument, the banjo, to how Stonewall Jackson acquired his nickname.

Author Biography

A native Virginian, Emilee Hines finds she is always learning new and interesting things about the history of her home state. Emilee taught history, English, and creative writing for thirty years before retiring, and she is now a freelance writer.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
A Tragic Beginning-1607p. 1
Tobacco: Saving and Destroying Virginia-1612p. 5
Wives and Servants for Sale-1619p. 9
An Uprising and a Savior-1622p. 12
The First American Revolution-1676p. 16
The Incredible Journey-1755p. 21
Getting the Lead Out-1756p. 26
Virginia's Gentleman Giant-1765p. 30
A Midnight Ride-1781p. 35
Victory, with Help from Our Friends-1781p. 39
The Bizarre Randolphs-1792p. 44
Gabriel's Insurrection-1800p. 49
A Traitor on Trial-1807p. 53
The Richmond Theater Fire-1811p. 57
The Unhappy Soldier-1829p. 61
Saving the Harvest-1831p. 65
Entertaining the Queen-1843p. 69
Here Lies Stonewall Jackson's Arm-1863p. 73
The Crater-1864p. 77
No More Need to Roll Your Own-1882p. 81
Seeking the Beale Treasure-1885p. 85
The Carroll Country Shootout-1912p. 89
Mr. Peanut-1916p. 93
An Island of Ponies-1925p. 97
Ham for a Play-1932p. 101
Two Worthwhile Work Projects-1931-1939p. 105
Richmond's Famous Dancer-1938p. 110
War Comes to Virginia-1942p. 114
A Plague Strikes Southwest Virginia-1950p. 118
Bigger than the Brink's-1955p. 122
Camille's Destruction-1969p. 126
Virginia's Master Spy-1985p. 130
Virginia Elects a Governor-1989p. 134
Looking Forward and Looking Back-2000p. 138
Virginia's Birthday Parties-2007p. 142
Virginia Facts and Triviap. 148
Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 155
About the Authorp. 160
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