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Historic Schools of Fauquier County, Virginia

Remington School #15 (aka “Piney Ridge”). Class picture, taken @1900. Photo courtesy of the Brown/ Gibson family archives Historic Rosenwald Schools of Fauquier County Name Location Image Blackwell Town School Midland Rectortown School Rectortown Routts Hill School Bealeton Crest Hill … Continue reading

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Ten Plus Two More: (Part 1) The Legend of the Lost Treasure of Piney Ridge

“Ten plus two more.” – “What?!” “Ten plus two more, that’s the answer, ten plus two more!” – “That’s the answer to what? What the heck are you babbling about now?” “That’s the answer to the question the little boy … Continue reading

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The Down Side of Ancestry.com

Can learning about your genealogy have a downside? You might not think that researching ones ancestry would have a down side, but it always does. The down side is that you find out things that you weren’t supposed to know … Continue reading

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Embracing Our Roots

For African Americans, there’s no such thing as just being black anymore, almost all descendants of slaves have some amount of European blood cursing through there veins. It’s gotten to be a habit now, I guess I’ve been diving into … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Times

Kids enjoying some cool, refreshing watermelon. If they were poor, they wouldn’t have known unless someone told them A young lady responded to a post I recently submitted to Facebook that, as a child, she did not know she was … Continue reading

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A Picnic to Remember

My family and I on one of our many visits to Skyline Drive, that’s me on the right While growing up, our family made picnicking on Skyline Drive, in the Shenandoah National Park, a regular pastime since before I can … Continue reading

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