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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.


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Here's a link to the photo gallery that goes with this morning's story on a new Mariners' Museum campaign to catalog some long-unexplored parts of its rich, 600,000-plus collection of maritime images; bit.ly/1TgQLpI -- Mark St. John Erickson

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College of William & Mary archaeologist Martin Gallivan talks about the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station dig probing for clues to the Indian village visited by John Smith. bit.ly/1IO04Gr

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Pictures from the College of William and Mary dig exploring a Kiskiak Indian site at the Naval Weapons Station, Yorktown. Story to come: bit.ly/1IGingJ -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: York River dig probes for clues to Indian village visited by John Smith

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Here are some of the photos I've been looking at while writing a 90th anniversary story on the pioneering Langley wind tunnel that reshaped the modern airplane. bit.ly/1GyxSWv -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures and video from the discovery of an early massive chimney base on the grounds of historic Bacon's Castle. Story to come: bit.ly/1eqRqGn -- Mark St. John Erickson.

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Pictures: Remembering the fabled 5th New York Zouaves, bloodied at the June 10, 1861 Battle of Big Bethel. bit.ly/1S47Dzs -- Mark St. John Erickson

Replica French frigate's visit stirs memories of Lafayette's triumphant 1824 tour of Hampton Roads.

Hampton Roads swooned over Lafayette's 1824 return as a Revolutionary War icon

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Remembering the French naval victory that set the stage for victory at Yorktown. - Mark St. John Erickson

Remembering the French naval victory that set the stage for victory at Yorktown -- Our Story

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Sunday's story and photo gallery explored the indispensable role of streetcars in shaping the modern era on the Peninsula. bit.ly/1KkVuSi -- Mark St. John Erickson

A belated link to last Friday's story, photo gallery and video recalling the 2-year imprisonment of Confederate President Jefferson at Fort Monroe. bit.ly/1cXVexv -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: Remembering the streetcars that carried the Peninsula into the modern era -- a visual preview of this weekend's story. bit.ly/1HzeUFk -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: Captured Confederate President Jefferson Davis imprisoned at Fort Monroe -- a visual preview of a Friday story marking the 150th anniversary. bit.ly/1Gp7V06 - Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's a link to my Sunday story and photo gallery on President Woodrow Wilson's numerous World War I-era visits to Hampton Roads. bit.ly/1Jto2e6 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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"Pictures: A beleaguered President Woodrow Wilson finds refuge on a Hampton golf course" shows some of images you'll see in my Sunday story on Wilson's many visits to the Peninsula. bit.ly/1RQq5MK -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: More views of Colonial Virginia's landmark brick churches in this expanded photo gallery completing a two-part series. bit.ly/1OG6nPB -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's Saturday's story on the appointment of John V. Quarstein as chief development officer of the new USS Monitor Foundation -- minus the original typo. bit.ly/1KAKCzm -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's today's story and photos marking the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, in which Newport News Shipyard president Albert L. Hopkins died along with nearly 1,200 others: bit.ly/1IkqjaC -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Lusitania sinking brings sting of World War I to Hampton Roads, with more to come online and in the paper Thursday: bit.ly/1JqNezC -- Mark St. John Erickson

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New pictures and video on the Tuesday raising of Colonial Williamsburg's Market House: bit.ly/1KGEshO -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's a link to Monday's story, video and photo gallery on Colonial Williamsburg's $1 million Market House project. The timber-framed structure will be raised tomorrow (May 5): bit.ly/1KGEshO -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Thousands of log canoes once plied the Chesapeake Bay. Here's a tease for Mariners' Museum Chief Curator Lyles Forbes and his free 7 p.m. Tuesday talk at Jamestown Settlement, which is hosting a year-long exhibit: bit.ly/1R6krps -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: Recreating a lost Colonial Williamsburg landmark with the reconstruction of the Market House: bit.ly/1JFDqoE -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's a link to my complete Sunday story and photo gallery on the daring pair of German sea raiders that brought WWI to Hampton Roads: bit.ly/1HKmLhv -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: Forty thousands tons of trouble anchors in Hampton Roads, pushing the region perilously close to WWI: -- Mark St. John Erickson

Pictures: Forty thousand tons of trouble anchors in Hampton Roads

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