Locations

Rebuilding Virginia

Rebuilding after the War The Civil War left Virginia in ruins and the state began the process of rebuilding. During the fighting, railroads had been destroyed and plantations burned. Added to this the state was overflowing with the unemployed, now that the slaves were emancipated, and rations were still being controlled by the Union. Even… Continue reading Rebuilding Virginia

Locations

Virginia

Stories about cowboys and the Wild West give the impression that beginning in the mid-19th century, ranching was dominating the United States. While outlaws were battling lawmen in many places, the country continued its expansion and development. Political and industrial advances increased its international influence and Virginia, like all the other states was moving along… Continue reading Virginia

Western Life

Calamity Jane

You may have heard stories about the famous Calamity Jane but did you ever find yourself wondering why she was called Calamity? Of all the beautiful names in the world that she could have been known for why ‘calamity’? Who gave her this name first or how it all began for her to get stuck… Continue reading Calamity Jane

Western Life

English Colonial Settlements that began the American Frontier

Europeans arrived in the Americas in the hopes of expanding their empires, and creating more international dominion. Although different European nations settled in North America, each country’s expansion took a different route. The American Frontier was the continual movement of the English colonial settlers westward. The first attempt made by the English to create a… Continue reading English Colonial Settlements that began the American Frontier

Western Life

George Washington – Later Life

No one during his early life would have assumed that George Washington would turn out to be not only one of the founding fathers of America but also the first president of the nation (who was unanimously re-elected for office a second time as well). With a relatively normal and simple childhood, Washington worked extra… Continue reading George Washington – Later Life