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Jul 8, 2008 - Red Hill Patric Henry

Ah life is good! Driving the rolling back country roads of Virginia amongst the lush woods, green fields of crops, soft blue grass music playing and the windows down makes one feels it’s RC Cola and Moon Pie time. Red Hill Patrick Henry National Memorial in Brookneal is on his original tobacco plantation. We took a walking tour back to the 1750’s as we toured his home, outside kitchen, smoke house, slave cabins, law office and several other structures on the grounds. The path passes the oldest (300 yrs) Osage Orange Tree in America. “…give...

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Jul 8, 2008 - Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington was born a slave in 1856 on a tobacco plantation. He left the farm at the age of 9, poor, uneducated and newly freed. When he returned for a visit in 1908, he was a college president (Tuskegee Institute), author and influential statesman. As an older man he said he could never forget those “most miserable, desolate, and discouraging surroundings.” His is an amazing story of mans ability to succeed above all odds. As a fitting tribute to his life the entire plantation is dedicated as the Booker T. Washington memorial. We...

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Jul 3, 2007 - Red Hill, Independance Day 2007

During the summer of 2007, while we were visiting friends in Brookneal, VA , my family decided to celebrate Independence Day at Patrick Henry's Red Hill, last home and burial place, located just a few miles from our friends home. My sister, a great nephew, my niece and her mother (wife's best friend since highschool) acompioned my wife, our youngest son and me on on this fun filled journey. Yes, our RV was able to accomadate seven - confortably? Then we included our friends and their daughter, who joined us, during our Red Hill visit,...

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Apr 13, 2007 - Welton's & Brookneal, VA

In early spring we visited our long time friends that live in Brokneal in Southwestern Virginia. Brookneal is a town in Campbell County, in the Lynchburg metro area. The community was named for the Brooke and Neal families. Brookneal is near the confluence of the Falling and Staunton rivers.

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