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Kings Dominion Compromises: “We'll keep the Rebel Yell name, but the trains will only go backwards”

DOSWELL, Va. — Following a significant amount of public criticism regarding the changing of its name, the Kings Dominion roller coaster Racer 75 will revert to its original name Rebel Yell, but the trains on both tracks will only go backward, park sources confirmed this morning. 558 more words


"A Man of Arms Surrounded by Tenets of Faith"

The title of today’s blog describes one of the most studied and most misunderstood but also most revered–by many–soldier in American history. That title comes from a work by the historian perhaps most knowledgeable of that soldier today, James I Robertson, author of the 950-page biographical tome… 464 more words

Tea With Sarah: What If?, 1893, & Historical Cookies

Good afternoon, it’s time for tea!

It might be cliched to say but these last couple weeks have been a whirlwind. Two speaking engagements, one book festival, work, research, all the rest of life, and gearing up for our Reconstruction Era theme of the month for March and an upcoming short sale over St. 1,026 more words


Weekly Photo Challenge: A Face In the Crowd

Gravesite of General “Stonewall” Jackson at the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery in Lexington, VA

Submitted for The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge:  A Face In the Crowd


Elmwood Cemetery: Civil War Stories

I had an opportunity to visit the Elmwood Cemetery on a beautiful, sunny and rather warm day. For mid-February it was warmer than usual, a perfect time for a walk around an old cemetery. 600 more words


1863: "Friends Among Strangers"

February 14, 1863

…Your delightful letter of six pages received a welcome reception this evening. I am thankful to see that our kind Heavenly Father is again restoring mother to health. 1,162 more words

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