Route 211 also has a remarkable legacy. It is part of Lee Highway and at one time it was a notable tourist attraction for Rappahannock County, back in the 1920s when many highways had famous names attached to them.
The Blue Ridge Echo was Rappahannock County’s second newspaper. The Rappahannock News was the first, but its initial version lasted only two years: 1877-1878.
Peggy Ralph, circuit court clerk for Rappahannock County, says this old civil defense sign was rediscovered in a basement of Courthouse Row. She’s hoping to have the sign displayed publicly, perhaps at the visitor’s center.
More than 3,500 slaves worked farms here prior to Civil War: One year before the start of the American Civil War, Rappahannock County’s white population barely outnumbered its tremendous number of slaves.
In this week's Sperryville column, Rappahannock's Blue Ridge Heritage Project sets April 29 for its dedication ceremony, and RappU has a spring courses coming up.
In April 1863, as the Civil War grew bloodier, Frederick Douglass published “Why Should a Colored Man Enlist?” Which was reprinted and passed around by blacks — enslaved and freed — in all 36 states.
On Saturday, February 11, we will see the first stones selected for the “Chimney Memorial” to commemorate the hundreds of mountain people who were unwillingly moved to make way for the Shenandoah National Park.
There is some pretty good evidence of the German occupation in Krakow, and it is just why I was invited to go there. And it is evidence that the Germans would like to have back.
A singer’s worst nightmare became a heartwarming moment and set the tone for an uplifting 26th Annual Rappahannock County Martin Luther King Jr. Observance on Sunday evening.
Baggarly was in his late 20s when he became an FBI agent. Born in Washington, Virginia, in 1890, after receiving his law degree in he practiced in Richmond and Washington, where he was also the town attorney from 1910-1918.
After 14 tries since 1870 to obtain a railroad, Rappahannock County finally brought in a secret weapon: Mrs. S. F. Moore, the only female railroad promoter in the United States.
When she caused a private bank in Perrysville, Ohio, to fail in 1911, the Cleveland Ohio Press, did not call her the “only female railroad promoter in the United States,” they simply called her, “Mrs. Moore, an optimist.”
The way one views 1968 says less about the year itself than about the viewer’s personality and politics. A Rorschach test for what you value. A prism through which all other years are viewed.
Retiring Shenandoah National Park superintendent Jim Northup comes full circle in his 36-year national park adventure.
On the full agenda at the RCBS’ monthly meeting next Monday (Dec. 5): The county’s official blessing, thus far oddly elusive, of a privately funded Blue Ridge Heritage Project memorial.
Country Cafe celebrates 27th year; "Wednesday Blue-Plate Special" at Tula's; tombstone replacement for Baldwin family and sympathies to the Kuhn family.