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History: Jamestown

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in History | Comments Off on History: Jamestown

  What Sir Walter Raleigh and his Roanoke Island colonists failed to accomplish, the Jamestown settlers achieved: the first permanent...

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Food: Smithfield Ham

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010 in Food | 1 comment

Let’s start off by admitting that Smithfield Ham isn’t for everyone. These hams are dry salt-cured, slow hickory-smoked, and...

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History: Appomattox

Posted by on Aug 13, 2009 in History | 5 comments

I’m reminded of the Leonard Cohen lyrics: “Everybody knows the war is over, everybody knows the good guys lost.” Okay,...

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