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NW Okie's Journey

As we continue our research into our emigrant European pioneers that settled in the Virginia area, we discover more interesting tidbits of what life was like for many of them. Our ancestry surnames settling in the Virginia area were: Warwick, Dunlap, Powell, Hull (Hohl), Keister, Roger Dyer and his wife Hannah Greene, Craig, Johnson, pray, Gwin (Guinn), Eckard, Dilley, Dever, Hamilton, Gilmore, Stephenson, Carlyle, Kincaid, etc...

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1873 - The Great Valley of Virginia

While we were during research into our ancestry pioneers of Virginia, we found this news article in the Staunton Spectator, Staunton, Virginia, dated 4 March 1873, Tuesday, page 1: "The Great Valley of Virginia." It concerned the Shenandoah Valley, its history, agricultural and mineral resources, population, climate, water power, manufacturing capacity and inducements to immigrants, etc...

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Formation of Pendleton County, W Virginia

According to Oren Morton's book, "History of Pendleton County, West Virginia" in 1910, we discover the formation of Pendleton county, West Virginia, at the close of 1787 with population of Rockingham nearly 7000. That included 700 slaves, also.

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Walking With Sweet Silly Sadie

Did you know that the red man in the early pioneer days was in some degree a teacher to the white, emigrant from Europe? The Indians taught the white emigrant many things, especially ways of preparing corn as food, and the Indian imparted these methods to the newcomer emigrant.

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Falls of Potowmack 22 Dec. 1774

Looking back through the newspaper archives, we found this interesting tidbit concerning the "Falls of Potomac, 22 December 1774," in The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia, dated 7 January 1775, Saturday, page 3:

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Before The White Man Came

When the Valley of Virginia became known to the white people it was an almost uninhabited land. You could find on the South branch the Potomac as a clan of the Shawnees, 150 strong.

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The census that I saw showed the address as 1315 Locust St. Yes! It was also the home of Dr. Ensor at one time and is located between 13th & 14th Street, on south side of Locust Street, and has a tennis court that sets along side 14th Street.
 ~NW Okie regarding Okie's story from Vol. 11 Iss. 45 titled UNTITLED

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2016, Letter to US Senators

Dear Senators:
As your constituent and someone who has paid into Social Security my entire working life, I am concerned about the agenda now underway in Washington to target Social Security with deep cuts.

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1775, Williamsburg, January 7

Looking back through the newspaper archives, we found this interesting tidbit concerning the "Williamsburg, January 7," in The Virginia Gazette, Williamsburg, Virginia, dated 7 January 1775, Saturday, page 2, To the Right honorable John Earl of Dunmore, his majesty's Lieutenant and Governor General of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia, and Vice Admiral of the same:

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