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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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A Union balloon makes aviation history over Hampton Roads 155 years ago today. http://bit.ly/2akIvXo -- Mark St. John Erickson

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A fascinating look at how the Anglo-Indian trade in beaver fur and deer hides helped shape early America. http://bit.ly/2a19eIy -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Bloody July 1861 skirmishes in Warwick County teach early lessons of the Civil War. http://bit.ly/2abWKgC -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Building detectives take new look at an iconic Colonial Williamsburg house. http://bit.ly/29uLqKT -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Searching for a lost front porch at Colonial Williamsburg's landmark Raleigh Tavern. http://bit.ly/29sTCfr -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Searching for signs of a Powhatan Indian village lost in the early 1600s. http://bit.ly/29e5o1i -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Probing disturbed ground for Historic Jamestowne's landmark 1617 church. With pix & video. http://bit.ly/28VqSfo -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Hampton's Battery D sets out for the Mexican border crisis 100 years ago today. With story and 50 archival images: http://bit.ly/292naUi -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Langley bombers led by Brig. Gen. Billy Mitchell strike a landmark blow for air power off the Virginia Capes 95 years ago. http://bit.ly/28P2DT5 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Mapping the Revolution from Boston harbor to Yorktown. Story, video & photos. http://bit.ly/1XS9spd -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Honoring the hallowed ground at Big Bethel, site of the Civil War's first land battle on June 10, 1861. http://bit.ly/1tmyzDN -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Remembering the heroic end of the mighty USS Yorktown, 74 years ago today. http://bit.ly/1KGsODt -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Probing for a lost colonial town at Gloucester Point. With story, pix and video. http://bit.ly/1UBl8Z7 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Teddy Roosevelt roused Hampton Roads with 1906 Memorial Day visit: http://bit.ly/1X6DPIc. -- Mark St. John Erickson

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A look back at the 1866 founding of Hampton and Yorktown national cemeteries, where thousands of unknown Civil War soldiers were reburied. With story, photos and map of the places from which the remains were recovered. http://bit.ly/1PrNEMV -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Looking back at 50 years of digs in America's oldest continuous English settlement. With interactive map, past stories and photo galleries: http://bit.ly/25hDYwL -- Mark St. John Erickson

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A beleaguered President Wilson finds refuge on a Hampton golf course: http://bit.ly/1Jto2e6 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Union troops from Fort Monroe sally forth on May 13, 1861 to "violate the Sacred Soil of Virginia!" http://bit.ly/1XoXul5 -- Mark St. John Erickson

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30 years before Robert E. Lee became a Civil War icon, he was a young engineer struggling to complete Fort Monroe. http://bit.ly/1SYGArz -- Mark St. John Erickson

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USS Monitor conservators launch ambitious archaeology and deconcretion campaign. With pix & video. http://bit.ly/1O0dRCt -- Mark St. John Erickson

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A little boat with a landmark footprint: Looking back at Newport News Shipbuilding's pioneering Hull No. 1. http://bit.ly/1OcOpEA -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pirate killer Gov. Francis Nicholson shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 sea battle. http://bit.ly/249qiDC -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Pictures: Remembering the fighting USS Essex, laid down at Newport News 75 years ago. http://bit.ly/21hwjsE - Mark St. John Erickson

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How Langley Field and the first B-17s paved the way to an independent Air Force, with archival pix and video. http://bit.ly/1MQFgXs -- Mark St. John Erickson

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Remembering the ambition and tragic fiery end of the giant Langley airship Roma. With archival pix & video. http://bit.ly/1YIE4WD --Mark St. John Erickson

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