Today’s visit is Virginia, starting in the Washington DC Suburbs.
1962 1972 – State Capitol 1975 – Houdon Statue of Washington in the Virgnia Captiol 1977 – St Johns Church Richmond 1981 – Yorktown Battlefield 1982 – Stratford Hall Plantation Westmoreland County Robert E Lee Birthplace 1984 – Monticello 1988/1989 1990/1991 – Appamattox Court House 1998 – Mount Vernon 2000
The Virginia State Capitol dates from the 1780s, housing the Virginia General Assembly. This group is known as the oldest elected legislative body in North America, having been founded as the House of Burgesses in 1619. (Photo from Wikipedia)
State Spirit – George Washington Rye Whiskey. George was a whiskey producer, and this product is in tribute to that.
Jamestown – The first permanent English settlement in the New World.
Antietam Battlefield – The Battle of Antietam is one of the costliest day in American history, with over 22,000 dead and wounded in the battle.
Roads & Bridges
1954 1958 – Hampton Bridge and Tunnel 1964 1965 1966 1967 1970 1973 – Interstate 64 1992
Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnels. The area around Norfolk has numerous bridges and tunnels, including the 23 mile long Bay Bridge and Tunnels.
Udvar Hazy Air Museum. The National Air and Space Museum at Dulles International Airport in suburban Washington DC.
1980 – Norfolk 1986- Sailing ship The Godspeed 1994 – Assateague Island Lighthouse 2004 – Eastern Shore 2006 – Jamestown Settlement ship Susan Constant 2012 – Virginia Beach 2016 – Chesapeake Bay – Tangier Island
Assateague Island & Lighthouse. This island is shared with Maryland, and contains wilderness area and the feral horses.
1978 – Mabry Mill 1992 – Bicycling 1996 – Grayson Highlands State Park 2008 – Mountains Ravens Roost Overlook blue Ridge Parkway Nelson County 2010 – Blue Ridge Parkway Crabtree Falls 2014 – Virginia Forestry 100th anniversary. Swinging Bridge Willis River Trail – Cumberland National Forest
The Skyline Drive was one of the earliest scenic parkways completed in the United States. It opened in 1935, and runs for 105 miles along the mountains in western Virginia.