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THe Old Middlesex County Courthouse

On May 31 and June 1, 1863, the Harris H. Light Cavalry rode into Middlesex County. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick had assumed command of this unit, the Union’s 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, in February of 1863 under Major General George Stoneman

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Plight of the Bumblebee

I was knee deep in oregano when I heard the familiar rumble of the UPS truck coming up the drive. The driver hopped out, smiling, a large carton tucked under his arm. “New plants for your garden?” he asked, noting the air holes around the carton’s perimeter.

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Infused Oils and Vinegars

Have you ever been served a wonderful dipping oil for your bread at a restaurant and wondered what it was? The flavors awaken your taste buds and transform your dining experience into something wonderful. The art of infusing oils and vinegars add extra flavor and aroma with herbs,...

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The Railroad that Never Was

The Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula in the second half of the 19th century was a remote area. Bounded on the north by the broad Potomac River, on the south by the Chickahominy River, and dissected by the Rappahannock, Mattaponi and Pamunkey Rivers, it was a large geographical area...

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Randall Kipp: Architect

The Kipps' home is sited on the confluence of the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay, a spit of land called Windmill Point, a small corner of the world, an island really, Fleet’s Island, located at the southeastern edge of Lancaster County, Virginia.

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