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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Pictures from an upcoming story on the restoration of the landmark windmill in Colonial Williamsburg, this group illustrating the original construction in 1956. bit.ly/1LDX1aq -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Remembering the great fire of Sept. 4, 1915 that destroyed landmark Grain Elevator A and scorched the Newport News waterfront. Story to come: bit.ly/1JzowLz -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here are some of the archival images we've been looking at for an upcoming story marking the 85th anniversary of the Dodge Boat works in Newport News: bit.ly/1fFUvlN -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: More than 150 years after Confederate troops set it ablaze, people are still shaking their heads over the burning of Hampton. bit.ly/1JKegoN -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Story, time-lapse video and photo gallery on the USS Monitor turret conservation program. bit.ly/1gmsyQY -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's the link to our package of stories, photos and videos on today's announcement regarding the identification of four burials unearthed inside the footprint of the 1608 church at Jamestown: bit.ly/1KwqBLA -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: New discovery rewrites history at Jamestown with the identification of four burials found inside the 1608 church. bit.ly/1MrDB8w -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here are some of the images I've been looking at while compiling a list of milestone discoveries archaeologists have made at Jamestown: bit.ly/1MrDB8w -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here's Sunday's story on Homer L. Ferguson, the man who made Newport News Shipbuilding into a world-renowned yard -- and who built more famous ships than any other shipbuilder. bit.ly/1OrPVDR -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Here are some of the images I've been looking at while putting together a Sunday story marking the phenomenal impact of Newport News Shipbuilding chief Homer L. Ferguson on the storied yard and the surrounding region. bit.ly/1J64Xz7 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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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

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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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Three Newport News carriers stem Japanese tide in legendary June 4-7, 1942 Battle of Midway

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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

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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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