Curiosities Of Hampton Roads

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Publication Date: 24th August 2015

The history of Hampton Roads is as deep as the waters that surround it. From some of the first settlers in the New World to the formation of the nation, Virginia's Tidewater is rich in curious tales of legends and lore. In the Southside, the famed pirate Blackbeard was beheaded by Captain Maynard of Hampton. Captain John Smith was a part of the first governing body in America formed in Jamestown. The nation's oldest mental institution still stands in Williamsburg. Staff and guests at Boxwood Inn in Newport News have reported hauntings from a former owner and other eerie occurrences. Author Tamy Kay Thompson covers these stories and more as she takes readers on a journey through the always entertaining past of Hampton Roads.

  • Pages: 144
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
  • Imprint: The History Press
  • Publication Date: 24th August 2015
  • Illustrations Note: Black and White
  • ISBN: 9781626199880
  • Format: Paperback
  • BISACs:
    PHOTOGRAPHY / Subjects & Themes / Regional (see also TRAVEL / Pictorials)
    BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Supernatural
    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Folklore & Mythology
    HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)