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Surveys the geography, history, economy, and people of the state of Virginia.
Hardcover, 142 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Cavendish Square Publishing (first published 1997)
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This is a brief look (approx. 140 pp.) at the history and culture of Virginia.

There is lots of interesting information here, including:

In 1619 the citizens of Virginia formed a legislative body called the House of Burgesses. The present-day state assembly is the direct descendant of that governing body, making it the oldest group of elected officials in the U.S. --Wow!

Only one breed of sporting dog comes from America -- the Chesapeake Bay Retriever. There is a whole page dedicated to information...more
Sep 24, 2013 Regina added it
I read this for history and information for a vacation to Virginia six full years before I ever dreamed I'd someday live here!
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I was born in 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, and grew up mostly in New York state. I went to college in New England and graduate school in California.

The first book I ever read by myself was called Little Bobo and His Blue Jacket. I still have it. I learned to read when I was three, but I know now that this doesn't mean much. My brother didn't really read until he was seven, and now he reads more and re...more
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