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BOOKS ABOUT VIRGINIA

Virginia Off the Beaten Path
Virginia
Off the
Beaten Path


Virginia Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff
Virginia Curiosities:
Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff


Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed By Jamestown
Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed By Jamestown


Colonial Houses: The Historic Homes of Williamsburg
Colonial Houses:
The Historic Homes of Williamsburg


O Is for Old Dominion: A Virginia Alphabet
O Is for Old Dominion:
A Virginia Alphabet




Famous
Virginians

Arthur Ashe
Pearl Bailey
Ella Baker
Russell Baker
Warren Beatty
George Caleb Bingham
Jim Bridger
Charlie Byrd
Richard E. Byrd
Willa Cather
George Rogers Clark
Roy Clark
William Clark
Henry Clay
Patsy Cline
Joseph Cotten
Ella Fitzgerald
William H. Harrison
Patrick Henry
Sam Houston
Thomas Jefferson
Elizabeth Keckley
Francis Parkinson Keyes
Richard Henry Lee
Robert E. Lee
Meriwether Lewis
Shirley MacLaine
James Madison
John Marshall
George Mason
Cyrus Hall McCormick
James Monroe
John Payne
Walter Reed
Bill ‘Bojangles’ Robinson
George C. Scott
Sam Snead
Anne Spencer
James ‘Jeb’ Stuart
Thomas Sumter
Zachary Taylor
Adah Thoms
Nat Turner
John Tyler
Booker T. Washington
George Washington
Martha Washington
Woodrow Wilson
Tom Wolfe
Carter G. Woodson

Signers Declaration
of Independence-

Carter Braxton
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Jefferson
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
George Wythe




Greetings from Virginia



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Virginia Posters, Prints, Photographs, Maps, & Calendars
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Virginia from Space Poster
Virginia from Space
Poster

(37º30'0"N 79º0'0"W)


State Bird : Cardinal
State Flower
& Tree : Flowering Dogwood
State Insect : Swallowtail Butterfly
State Fish : Brook Trout
State Dog : Fox Hound
State Capital : Richmond
State Motto : Sic Semper Tyrannis” “Thus Always to Tyrants”
Virginia Map by county.
US Census Bureau facts
Virginia Facts

Virginia, known as the “Mother of Presidents” and the “Mother of States”, joined the Union on June 25, 1788 as the 10th state. Virginia is one of four states that is called a commonwealth (Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky). The name Virginia comes from Queen Elizabeth I who was called the ‘Virgin Queen’.

Virginia is in the South Atlantic Region - Maryland and the District of Columbia are to the north; the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the US, to the east; North Carolina and Tennessee to the south; Kentucky to the west; and West Virgina to the west and north.

FYI ~ did you know that Virginia was the first state that ceded the vast territory it had previously claimed by right of colonial charter to the federal government of the United States? In 1783 the Virginians reached a compromise - their need for a stable confederated government trumped their desire for land. Other states then ceded their western claims and Jefferson proposed the Northwest Ordinance which created the Northwest Territory, the first organized territory of the United States, out of the region south of the Great Lakes, north and west of the Ohio River, and east of the Mississippi River.



“I have been planning what I would shew you: a flower here, a tree there ... on this side a hill, on that a river. Indeed, madam, I know nothing so charming as our own country.” Thus wrote Thomas Jefferson in 1788. And ever since, Virginians have faced a similar dilemma" where to begin to show off their state.

For the “Old Dominion” has much with which to treat the visitor. And it goes to unusual lengths to spotlight its smorgasbord. The state operates information offices as key locations where motorists cross the border on major highways. Staffed year round the offices stock some 400 brochures describing Virginia attractions. ...

...

Virginia has been called “a thicket of history.” At Jamestown, the nation's story began, and reconstructed wattle-and-daub huts show you how those first settlers struggled throught the “starving time.” At restored Colonial Williamsburg and at Yorktown indelible moments in our past still ring. At Appomattox Court House another chapter came to an end. Little wonder highways bristle with historical markers to read.

Shipwrecks of Delmarva Map Poster
Shipwrecks of Delmarva
Map Poster

The past still clings on Virginia's Eastern Shore, the 70-mile-long nib of the Delmarva Peninsula that the state shares with Maryland and Delaware. You can see buildings from the 1600s or hear on out-of-the-way Tangier Island English reminiscent of bygone centuries. Such provocative place-names as Mappsville, Modest Town, and Oyster dot the water-laced region.

An engineering triumph, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, connects the tip of the Eastern Shore to the Hampton Roads area. Here are playlands like Virginia Beach hard by a cluster of busy ports – Norfolk, Newport News, Hampton, Posrtsmouth; you can tour their sprawling U.S. Navy installations or take a harbor cruise where Monitor and Merrimack dueled. But the region also parades surprises; acres of daffodils near Gloucester; 225,000 azaleas in Norfolk's Gardens-by-the-Sea; countryside where that “precisous stink,” tobacco, built such showcase plantations as Carter's Grove, Bereley, and Shirley.

The stretch that is central and northern Virginia offers overwhelming fare. Civil War buffs can pick from the likes of Manassas and Chancellorsville. Visitors with a Bicentennial bent can – for starters – range from Michie Tavern where James Monroe sipped to Richmond's St. John's Episcopal Church, where Patrick Henry spoke of liberty or death. Vacationists of other interests can find other mix: smart shops, Arlington's impressive National Cemetery, the Pentagon, concerts at sylvan Wolf Trap park, Waterfored's craft fair.

Appalachian hills lay a rumpled carpet along Virginia's spine. Here are highland crafts and music, resorts and rolling farmland, limestone cavern and apple orchards, state parks with such intriguing names as Natural Tunnel and Hungry Mother, the great trough that is the Shenandoah Valley. And anecdotes that reveal a great deal about history-rich Virginia: A visitor to Lexington, noting the Robert E. Lee Memorial Episcopal Church, commented with surprise because he thought Episcopal churches were named after saints.

“Oh, but is is,” came the reply.

(poster text about Virginia)


Virginia Flag Art Print
Virginia Flag
Art Print

State Capitol Building, Richmond, Virginia Art Print
State Capitol Building,
Richmond, Virginia
Art Print

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Thomas Jefferson Designed a Serpentine Wall at University of Virginia, Photographic Print
Thomas Jefferson Designed a Serpentine Wall at University of Virginia, Photographic Print

Virginia Military Institute, Collage
Throw Blanket
Virginia Military Institute, Collage
Throw Blanket

College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Art Print
College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
Art Print

Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, Art Print
Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia,
Art Print


Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia Art Print
Captain John Smith's
Map of Virginia
Art Print

Pocahontas Saving John Smith, Illustration Art Print
Pocahontas Saving
John Smith, Illustration
Art Print

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John Smith poster
Pocahontas poster

Brook Trout Art Print
Brook Trout
Art Print

Brook Trout, the Virginia State Fish, are native to small streams, creeks, lakes, and spring ponds in eastern North America. Brook trout are a popular game fish needing clear waters of high purity and a narrow pH range as they are sensitive to poor oxygenation, pollution, and changes in pH caused by environmental effects such as acid rain.

Brook trout are in the same family as salmon, and though called trout, are really a char.

• more fresh water fish posters


Cardinal, Poster
Cardinal, Poster

Cardinals, the State Bird of Virginia, are passerine birds (perching songbirds) native to both North and South America. Cardinals have red plummage and are seed eaters.


Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfuly Feeding on Orange Tiger Lily, Vienna, Virginia, USA, Photographic Print
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfuly Feeding on Orange Tiger Lily, Vienna, Virginia, USA, Photographic Print

Swallowtail Butterfly, the State Insect of Virginia, are large, colorful butterflies forming the family Papilionidae.

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A blossoming dogwood tree in Virginia Giclee Print
A blossoming dogwood tree
in Virginia
Giclee Print

Dogwood, the Virginia State Flower & Tree are mostly diciduous wood shrubs and trees in the family Cornaceae.

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Salt marsh, Assateague Island, Virginia Giclee Print
Tidal Marsh, Assateague Island, Virginia
Giclee Print

A real Chincoteagie Pony named Misty was the inspiration of author Marguerite Henry's 1947 book Misty of Chincoteague.

Wild Chincoteague ponies swim the Assateague Channel to auction. Giclee Print, National Geographic
Wild Chincoteague ponies swim the Assateague Channel,
Giclee Print











horses posters
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Foxhound, Giclee Print
Foxhound, Giclee Print

Foxhounds, the State Dog of Virginia, were breed by landed gentry for the sport of hunting foxes. The first foxhounds in the colonies were brought to Virginia by Robert Brooke in 1650.


Doors of Williamsburg, Art Print
Colonial Williamsburg,
Art Print

New and Old Lighthouses, Cape Henry, Virginia, Art Print
New and Old Lighthouses,
Cape Henry, Virginia,
Art Print

architecture posters

Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington, Virginia, USA, Photographic Print
Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington, Virginia, USA,
Photographic Print

Mount Vernon, Home of George Washington

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Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. Art Print
Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson. Art Print

Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson print
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Ash Lawn, Monroe Home, Charlottesville, Virginia Art Print
Ash Lawn, Monroe Home, Charlottesville, Virginia
Art Print

Ash Lawn, Monroe Home, Charlottesville, Virginia

James Monroe print


Battles of the Civil War Map Art Print
Battles of the
Civil War Map
Art Print

Virginia and the War Between the States Poster
Virginia and the War Between the States Poster

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