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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:53 am

Richmond is loaded with historical markers, and the place has associations with many momentous historical events.

The pinhed will make a visit there tomorrow.Smile

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:54 am

NOT making this up:

In 1775, Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Give me Liberty or Give me Death” speech in St. John's Church, during the Second Virginia Convention. This speech is credited with convincing members of the House of Burgesses to pass a resolution delivering Virginia troops to the American Revolutionary War. One year later, in the throes of the Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence.

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:01 am

Among the countless dostaprimetchatelnosti in Richmond, there is an EPIC stature of Robert E. Lee.

[Not all Virginians have reconciled themselves with the outcome of the Civil War Suspect ]


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Post  pinhedz on Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:03 am

The pinhed just realized something--just across the Virginia border to the South is Durham North Carolina.

Do you realize what this means? Shocked


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:50 pm

i think most of the famos quotes by Revolutionary Yanks were ripped off from dumb plays about Romans. one was "Cato and The Proud Fish Monger" i recall



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Post  pinhedz on Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:28 am

Yes, it's true--Subo is in Durham today. What a Face

I'll just make like "Well, I was in Richmond anyways, so I thought 'why not?' "
I will, of course, make a full report upon my return.

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Nov 01, 2014 12:00 pm

The capitol building in Richmond was designed by Thomas Jefferson, so it has lots of statues of Jefferson along with statues of Robert E. Lee.

It also has a wall-sized painting by a Frenchman depicting Gen. Cornwallis's last stand in Yorktown--but it looks much more impressive in person:


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:18 pm

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Post  pinhedz on Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:30 am

pinhedz wrote:The capitol building in Richmond was designed by Thomas Jefferson, so it has lots of statues of Jefferson along with statues of Robert E. Lee.

It also has a wall-sized painting by a Frenchman depicting Gen. Cornwallis's last stand in Yorktown--but it looks much more impressive in person:



Speaking of Cornwallis, if you're ever in Yorktown, I understand you can get chili dogs at Cornwallis' Last Stand:


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