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Tomorrow – Saturday, September 20 – two special programs at The George Washington Foundation! At 10:30 a.m., join archaeologist Mara Kaktins at Washington’s Ferry Farm for an intriguing, one-hour Native Plant Walk. Learn how Native and Colonial Americans used plants in creative ways, and how plants help archaeologists interpret their findings.
In the evening, plan attend “Betty’s Goodbye to Kenmore”, a live-theater presentation at Historic Kenmore that focuses on Betty Washington Lewis and the challenges she, her family, and the enslaved community face as Betty prepares to move from her beloved home after the Revolutionary War and her husband’s death. Performances at 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. Please call 540-370-0732 x24 for reservations. Learn more about both programs and all 2014 special events at http://www.kenmore.org/events.html.
To Settle an Estate: Well located historic home on 5.25 hard to find acres on Gordon Road!!&nb
Central Rappahannock Heritage Center Hummm it doesn't even say who the owners were in 1870 etc. There must be some more information somewhere. Maybe we have something at the Center on it. Thank you Rich!
The Bradford building at the corner of Princess Anne and William Streets in Fredericksburg. The photo is taken from a Free Lance-Star Flashback 1986, showing the Olympia Candy Kitchen. The building burned down in 1963. From the Ralph England Collection. The people are unidentified.
Photograph of Mary Elizabeth Willis. Born March 18, 1827. Died September 16, 1886. Married John Oswald Garnett and Dr. John Holladay. Called ”Molly Bet”. Resided in Rapidan, Virginia. From the Willis Collection #genealogy #Virginia
Join us tonight for the CENTRAL RAPPAHANNOCK HERITAGE CENTER ANNUAL MEETING!
September 16, 2014 Tuesday 7 p.m.
Central Rappahannock Regional Library Theater 915 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg
Featuring guest speaker Bernard S. Cohen, attorney and Virginia legislator
Members and guests are invited to the Heritage Center’s annual meeting. It will include a summary of the past year’s activities, the election of Board Directors and Officers, and speaker Bernard S. Cohen
Mr. Cohen will speak about the steps leading to his arguing the Loving v. Virginia case before the U.S. Supreme Court. (The Heritage Center houses the Caroline County court records that began the legal action.) This case resulted in the judges’ unanimous ruling that Virginia’s law banning interracial marriages violated the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Mr. Cohen will discuss other experiences in his legal and legislative career since that landmark case. A short question-and-period will follow.
Holloway’s Mills for Sale. This Property, consisting of a Saw and Grist Mills and about 15 acres of Land, situated on Potomac Run, about seven miles from Falmouth, will be offered at Public Auction, before the door of Bradford’s Tavern, in Falmouth, on Friday, the 31st of July next. A favorable opportunity will be here presented for a very profitable investment of a small sum as these Mills would yield, under judicious management, a neat profit of $400 to $500 annually. Lands favorable for the culture of the White mulberry, can be procured contiguous to the Mills, and by working them, in conjunction with the breeding of Silk Worms, a small capital thus employed under the direction of skill, perseverance and industry, would yield an hundred fold more than any kind of Agriculture now in use in Virginia. Mr. Samuel Marquess will shew this property to persons wishing to purchase. The terms will be one fourth Cash, and the balance in two equal payments, at one and two years. Bond, with approved security, will be required, to bear interest from the day of sale. For further information apply to
John Moncure, or to
Rich’d. C. L. Moncure
(Virginia Herald, June 24, 1835)
Note: The Holloway family were Quakers who had come to Stafford in the mid-1700s to work at Hunter’s Iron Works near Falmouth. They remained in Stafford after that facility closed. The mill in the above article was later owned by Lyman Kellogg and stood on what’s now Abel Reservoir and on the north side of the Kellogg’s Mill Road (Route 651) bridge over the lake. During the 1830s, there was intense regional interest in silk production, though the industry never flourished. Mulberry trees remain growing in the county because so many had been planted during this period.