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Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads

Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads

From an area that boasts itself as America's First Region from the first settlement of Jamestown in 1607, the Greater Hampton roads area is steeped in American history. The area is mostly known for seven main cities that surround one of the world's largest natural harbors and has the mouth of two... more

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  • ISBN 9781596523975
  • Imprint Turner
  • Category History

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Overview

From an area that boasts itself as America's First Region from the first settlement of Jamestown in 1607, the Greater Hampton roads area is steeped in American history. The area is mostly known for seven main cities that surround one of the world's largest natural harbors and has the mouth of two rivers, Elizabeth and James, that empty into the Chesapeake Bay heading out to the Atlantic Ocean. There are also several independent cities and counties that make up this beautiful coastal area. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of the area in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Hampton Roads history and the building of this unique area. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of the Greater Hampton R

Emily J. Salmon and John S. Salmon have written or edited several books and articles together, including Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Emily has B.S. and M.A. degrees...more