Chesapeake, Virginia (Making of America) by Raymond L. Harper

By Raymond L. Harper

even supposing relatively new at the American scene of towns, Chesapeake possesses an extended historical past courting again to the early 1600s, whilst the 1st intrepid settlers begun constructing farms at the fertile soils of Tidewater Virginia. Over the centuries, the quarter divided itself into greater towns, resembling Norfolk and Portsmouth, a couple of small cities, and rural county governments. battling the growth of the town of Norfolk, the leaders and voters of South
Norfolk and Norfolk County agreed to merge their governing entities in 1963 to create the hot urban of Chesapeake. Chesapeake, Virginia chronicles the heritage of the younger urban, nestled among the Elizabeth and Indian Rivers, and explores many of the cities and villages that supply the world with its precise attraction and personality. From Berkley and South Norfolk to Deep Creek and nice Bridge, readers will trip into the previous and hunt with the early American Indians that inhabited this lush panorama, toil with the colonial fathers as they started taming the land for destiny cost, conflict with the Continental troops as they defeated the British at nice Bridge, pressure with the employees as they dig the old Dismal Swamp Canal, and so on
across 4 centuries of fight and prosperity into the twenty-first century.

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