Hampton Roads History
Stories and images from the Daily Press explore 400 years of history in Hampton Roads, the oldest permanent continuous English-speaking region in America.
Thousands watched the magnificent Hotel Chamberlin go down in flames during a catastrophic 1920 fire. These pictures from the Daily Press and the Hampton History Museum capture the fiery drama of the spectacular Old Point Comfort disaster. -- Mark St. John Erickson
The long winter of 1977 may not have been the worst to hit Hampton Roads, but when the coldest temperatures in two decades hit the region earlier this week, that's what many local people recalled as a benchmark. Here's a gallery of pictures from the weeks-long deep freeze. -- Mark St. John Erickson
This new stash of pictures from Kurt P. Wheaton provides a striking visual record of the pioneering achievements logged by the pilots and planes of the Curtiss Flying School in Newport News, which I explore in an upcoming story. Here's the link to the pix as well as Wheaton's blogs about his grandfather, a noted race car driver who trained at the school in 1916. -- Mark St. John Erickson