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Special events to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Virginia State Parks
imageBack in 1936, America was in the throes of the Great Depression. More than 20 percent of the nation’s workforce was unemployed and there was unrest on foreign shores. Americans needed to unwind and in Virginia, there was a place to do just that. On June 15, 1936, Virginia became the first state in the nation to launch an entire state park system with six parks opening on the same day. The Northern Neck is home to one of the oldest and newest of the state’s 35 parks.
05.26.2011

RivahFest 2011: A fun-filled local celebration
imageMore than 15,000 visitors are expected to flood Prince Street in downtown Tappahannock Saturday, June 18, for the Tappahannock-Essex RivahFest. Now in its ninth year, the event offers a variety of activities and vendors. Organized by the Tappahannock RivahFest Steering Committee, the annual festival kicks off at 10 a.m. and lasts well into the evening. Admission is free and shuttle services are also provided all day, free of charge.

05.26.2011

Welcome to Saluda
imageSaluda is a crossroads village at the intersection of Business Routes 17 and 33, It was created in the 1850s as an alternative location for the Middlesex County seat, which up to that time had been in Urbanna. Thomas Waring Fauntleroy bought 1,030 acres of land in the area known today as Saluda and built his home, “Oakenham,” in 1837. The old three-story home still stands behind Middlesex High School, which is about a block from the courthouse.

05.26.2011

Visit Historic Stratford Hall Plantation
imageWhether you’re a resident or visitor to the region, take a day to explore the backcountry of the Northern Neck and discover the ‘roots’ of some of the leaders who shaped our nation. Experience plantation life as it was lived by the Lees of Stratford—a family of colonists, revolutionaries, nation builders and secessionists.

04.29.2011

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