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    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.


    Hampton Roads History

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    Here's Saturday's story on the dramatic refurnishing campaign at the George Wythe House, plus a nice video tour with Colonial Williamsburg curator Amanda Keller. bit.ly/1PvamiA -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Pictures: Historic Bacon's Castle conserves a window pane etched with early-1800s love letters. Story to come: bit.ly/1PlceKS -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Colonial Williamsburg saves a free-black family's lost headstones. bit.ly/1nInbzn -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Remembering the day Mrs. Rockefeller introduced small-town Williamsburg to the mysteries of folk art: bit.ly/1nAL5wz -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Testing the winds with the newly restored Colonial Williamsburg windmill. Story to come: bit.ly/1Sjg778 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    An architect's Jan. 1927 visit fuels the Williamsburg restoration: bit.ly/1P5SuOv -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Still fascinated by the landmark impact of the short-lived Curtiss Flying School on aviation history in Hampton Roads. Here's a link to Sunday's story: bit.ly/20bRlJ5 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    More pictures from our 2015 story on the pioneering Curtiss Flying School in Newport News. New pictures and story to come Sunday. bit.ly/204nEJI -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Looking back at the pioneering Curtiss Flying School in Newport News. 100th anniversary story to come on Sunday. bit.ly/1KfzozU -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Here are some of the images I've been looking at for Saturday's story on a plan to expand the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary and protect about 80 WWII shipwrecks from the Battle of the Atlantic. bit.ly/1Oh1b4P -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Remembering Capt. John Smith's 1608-09 Christmas holiday visit to Kecoughtan, with text and pix: bit.ly/1Z3zilV -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Always exciting to write about archaeology at Jamestown. Here's today's story on its recognition for a Top Ten discovery in 2015: bit.ly/1Yf7K1G -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Remembering Pearl Harbor and the response in Hampton Roads: bit.ly/1m6TIOs -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Story, pix and a cool video showing the new Monitor turret conservation tool in action: bit.ly/1XIGJOD -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Here's a sneak peak at a new conservation tool that may take years off the time needed to treat the USS Monitor's turret. Story to come tomorrow: bit.ly/1XI7jaK -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Here's my Sunday story on the solemn Union reburial mission that gave birth to national cemeteries in Hampton and Yorktown. bit.ly/1PrNEMV -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Pictures: The Union reburial mission that brought the remains of more than 4,000 soldiers to Hampton and Yorktown national cemeteries. Story to come. bit.ly/1LwnIYK Mark St. John Erickson

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    Newport News' last battleship marked the end of an era. With pix. bit.ly/1X2QkVp -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Looking back at the Nov. 17, 1928 opening of the James River Bridge. bit.ly/1MSWhsX -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Here's my Saturday story describing Eugene Ely's historic, hair-raising first flight from a ship, which happened Nov. 14, 1910 off Old Point Comfort: bit.ly/1STMU1l -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Pictures: Looking back at the first shipboard plane launch, which took place off Old Point Comfort on Nov. 14, 1910. Story to come. bit.ly/1Nvd99Q -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Colonial Williamsburg might have faltered without the determination of Kenneth Chorley, standing tall at the right end of the back row in this 1930 portrait of the Williamsburg Holding Company and its brain trust. bit.ly/1PMCa6n -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Pictures: Remembering the big boss who made Williamsburg famous. Story to come Sunday: bit.ly/1OWxlFG -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Here's a preview of my upcoming story on the Revolutionary War Battle of Hampton, which will be recreated by nearly 100 re-enactors on the downtown waterfront and streets this weekend. bit.ly/1LOHBz3 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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    Be sure to check out the historic Matthew Jones House during Wednesday's annual public tour. Here's our story, photo gallery and video teasing the event. bit.ly/1Gg04Ef -- Mark St. John Erickson

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