Living History: Frontier Culture Museum (Staunton, VA)

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Love this place!

History Imagined

FALLFOLIAGE0920Pitts3-1In this second post in the Living History series, we move from Tidewater Virginia to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains on the east and the Ridge-and-Valley Appalachians on the west, the valley has sheltered families since the beginning of human history.

The word Shenandoah is believed to be of Native American origin; although in its present form, it would probably be unrecognizable to the original native speakers. Legends abound for the word’s origin, giving credit to various groups, but there is no definitive evidence to support one theory over the others. Wherever the word originated, today it engenders images of a wide green valley resting between the softer shoulders of two great mountain ranges. The valley is dotted with towns and farms and lends its name to a beautiful national park. One of the most picturesque drives one can make in the southeastern US begins…

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