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.
Beta, Canoe and CDs too. Remembering Washington Video Rentals, Oasis CD and '50-era Boy Scout canoe trips.
The 60th annual House Tour and Floral Art Sale is this weekend — featuring an original log cabin of the 1700s in Flint Hill, a craftsman cottage in Washington and a modern and ecologically sound home in Boston.
I was greatly distressed to read a legal notice in last week's paper that the small house and lot owned by the town on Leggett Lane were up for sale “with or without the existing structure.”
It's October and there are plenty of happenings. Check out The Rapp to get the scoop.
This Monday, Early’s Carpet is having an open house to celebrate a half-century of providing carpets, flooring and other home services to the tri-county (and D.C.) area.