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War heroes: General Robert E. Lee  was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia

Amazing full-color Civil War photos bring the era's characters to life

War heroes: General Robert E. Lee was anti-slavery but a commander-in-chief of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia Picture is post war taken in front of "Lee House" in Richmond VA

These photographs are from a time when interracial marriage was banned in sixteen US states.  This young couple, the Lovings, married in DC to avoid the racist laws of their home state of Virginia, but were quickly arrested upon their return.  This couple took their case all the way to the Supreme Court and theirs is the case that ended all laws against interracial marriage.  Loving vs. Virginia . . . classic.  So perfect that their last name was Loving.  I highly recommend looking at the…

The love story that changed history: Fascinating photographs of interracial marriage at a time when it was banned in 16 states

This is Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple in Virginia when interracial marriage was banned in 16 states. Their case in court 'Loving vs. Their name is LOVING!

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Old man of the canyon near Gauly Bridge WV

Lots of great old houses like this on the East End of Charleston, West Virginia.

Love old houses, it'd be awesome to restore one!

10 Touching Photos Of West Virginia During The Great Depression

John Vachon – Coal miner's daughter in company town, Kempton, West Virginia, 1939 May

Pound Virginia: where one of my best friend's lives.  I visited her here in 2012.  Pound is in Virginia, but is on the border of Kentucky.  It's the smallest town I've ever seen.  Beautiful mountains!  This is a picture of Pound, VA's coal town exhibition.  (My friend's husband is a coal miner!)

Pound Virginia: Pound is in Virginia, but is on the border of Kentucky. It's the smallest town I've ever seen. This is a picture of Pound, VA's coal town exhibition.

Apple picking in Berkely County, West Virginia. 1910. Library of Congress.

Apple Picking in Berkeley County, West Virginia 1910

Library of Congress. Union Headquarters.

1865 Photo CIVIL WAR, Soldiers, Officers, Military America Past,16"x16"Arlington

Melinda Cox Hall's Photo: Arlington, Virginia Officers of Companies K & L, New York Heavy Artillery at Fort C.

The ruins of Richmond, Virginia, 1865 [1967x1599]

Richmond, April Partial view of the burned district. From photographs of the main Eastern theater of war and fallen Richmond compiled by Hirst Milhollen and Donald Mugridge. Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Richmond in Ruins: 1865

This is a log cabin home in the 1800's . It has a chimney on the side of the home. It also as a very small front porch. This cabin is a very wooden area. This is probably a one room home.

This is a log cabin home in the . It has a chimney on the side of the home. It also as a very small front porch. This cabin is a very wooden area. This is probably a one room home.

6. Coal mines often set up small towns or camps for its workers, including houses, schools and a company store. However, many did not offer the best accommodations. In this photograph, also of the Kingston Pocahontas Coal Company,  a miner and his children walk home with groceries along an unpaved road without sidewalks and no apparent camp maintenance. .

These 6 Photos Of West Virginia In The 1940s Are Mesmerizing

6. Coal mines often set up small towns or camps for its workers, including houses, schools and a company store. However, many did not offer the best accommodations. In this photograph, also of the Kingston Pocahontas Coal Company, a miner and his children walk home with groceries along an unpaved road without sidewalks and no apparent camp maintenance. .

"The Children Who Went Up In Smoke" by Karen Abbott of the Smithsonian, the story of five Italian-American children who vanished during a home fire in 1945. #mystery #mysteries #disappearances

The Children Who Went Up In Smoke

A fascinating story about 5 West Virginia children who mysteriously vanished on Christmas Eve, 1945 after a fire in their home.

This was the awakening of Medicine as we know it, 20th Century!!    Cleanliness IS next to G-dliness...and the ONLY way to prevent infection.

2 More Real Civil War Photos from "The Civil War Through the Camera" The Wounded and the Chain Bridge

Home of General Robert E. Lee, Richmond, Va -- 707 E Franklin St

Home of General Robert E. Lee, Richmond, Va -- 707 E Franklin St wk, 12

Abandoned farmhouse outside Cody, Virginia.(photo by spicyaccordion)  This is one of several abandoned farm homes in this part of rural Virginia.  Submission by spicyaccordion.  it has some of the architecture of the house I like

Abandoned farmhouse outside Cody, Virginia.(photo by spicyaccordion) This is one of several abandoned farm homes in this part of rural Virginia. Submission by spicyaccordion. it has some of the architecture of the house I like

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