North Entrance, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

North Entrance, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Virginia Western
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"Stand at Cumberland Gap and watch the procession of civilization, marching single file – the buffalo following the trail to the salt springs, the Indian, the fur-trader and hunter, the cattle raiser, the pioneer farmer – and the frontier has passed by."
–Frederick Jackson Turner, 1893

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park sits astride three states, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. It memorializes Daniel Boone’s "Wilderness Road," which was the first passage through the Appalachian Mountains for American settlers in the early 1800’s. Until the building of this road the Appalachian Mountains had formed a barrier to western migration.

Actually, Daniel Boone himself was following ancient paths made by large mammals, particularly the bison, which had used this gap for millenia in their seasonal migratons. The same route was known to early native Americans as the Warriors Path.

Today twin 4,600 ft. tunnels carry US Hwy. 25-E through (under) the gap, connecting Cumberland Gap, Tennessee, and Middlesboro, Kentucky. Interestingly, Middlesboro lays claim to being the only town in the world built on the site of a huge meteor crater.

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park has an extensive wild area of more than 20,000 acres. There are 50 miles of hiking trails ranging in length from 1/4 mile to 21 miles.

And by the way – Daniel Boone wore a wide-brimmed beaver hat. Not the silly coonskin contraption, complete with tail, in the the Walt Disney portrayal of him.

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park

Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
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Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park
Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Established 1948 – 2 acres

At less than two acres, it is the smallest of Virginia’s State Parks, but holds an important place within the park system because of its historical and cultural resources. The park was established in the 1940’s and at that time was the western most park in the system. The museum is the oldest continually operated museum in far western Virginia.

www.virginiastateparks.gov www.virginiaoutdoors.com

Historical sketch of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Historical sketch of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Title: Historical sketch of the College of William and Mary in Virginia.

Author: College of William and Mary

Publisher: Gale, Sabin Americana

Description:

Based on Joseph Sabin’s famed bibliography, Bibliotheca Americana, Sabin Americana, 1500–1926 contains a collection of books, pamphlets, serials and other works about the Americas, from the time of their discovery to the early 1900s. Sabin Americana is rich in original accounts of discovery and exploration, pioneering and westward expansion, the U.S. Civil War and other military actions, Native Americans, slavery and abolition, religious history and more.

Sabin Americana offers an up-close perspective on life in the western hemisphere, encompassing the arrival of the Europeans on the shores of North America in the late 15th century to the first decades of the 20th century. Covering a span of over 400 years in North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean, this collection highlights the society, politics, religious beliefs, culture, contemporary opinions and momentous events of the time. It provides access to documents from an assortment of genres, sermons, political tracts, newspapers, books, pamphlets, maps, legislation, literature and more.

Now for the first time, these high-quality digital scans of original works are available via print-on-demand, making them readily accessible to libraries, students, independent scholars, and readers of all ages.

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SourceLibrary: Huntington Library

DocumentID: SABCP04852000

CollectionID: CTRG04-B608

PublicationDate: 18660101

SourceBibCitation: Selected Americana from Sabin’s Dictionary of books relating to America

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Collation: 20 p. ; 23 cm

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Home of Robert Toombs Historical Marker

Home of Robert Toombs Historical Marker
Virginia Union University
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This was the home of Robert Toombs — planter, lawyer and distinguished Southern statesman. Born July 2, 1810, Robert Toombs was educated at Franklin College, Georgia, at Union College, New York, and the University of Virginia. He was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, 1837-1840, 1842-1845; of the United States Senate from 1853 until his resignation in 1861. He served as Secretary of State, C.S.A., resigning to become a Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention in 1877.
Robert Toombs died in this house on December 15, 1885, an "Unreconstructed Rebel." After his death this became the home of his devoted niece, Mrs. Frank Colley. This marker replaces one erected by the Children of the Confederacy of Georgia in June, 1941.

Located at 216 East Robert Toombs Avenue between Polar and Liberty Streets in Washington, Georgia

Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd, Jefferson, Texas Historical Marker

Site of Home of Captain George T. Todd, Jefferson, Texas Historical Marker
Virginia Lawyers
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(1839-1913) Born in Virginia. Came to Texas 1843. During Civil War, served in famous Hood’s Texas Brigade. At Chickamauga, took command after Gen. Hood was shot. In 1864-1865, fought west of the Mississippi with Lane’s Partisan Rangers. After war, was in the Texas Legislature and on University of Texas Board of Regents. As district attorney, prosecuted Cincinnati jewelry salesman Abe Rothchild for the 1877 roadside murder of "Diamond Bessie" Moore. Covering 7 years, this famous trial put in conflict some of the nation’s best lawyers and set numerous legal precedents.

Addresses and Historical Papers Before the Centennial Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, at Its Meetings in

Addresses and Historical Papers Before the Centennial Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, at Its Meetings in

The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher’s website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Title: Addresses and Historical Papers Before the Centennial Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Virginia, at Its Meetings in St. Paul’s and St. John’s Churches, in Richmond, May 20-24, 1885; Original Publisher: New York, T. Whittaker; Publication date: 1885; Subjects: Virginia;

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