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Full Throttle: Racing and Rodding in Southwest and Central Virginia

 

The popularity of car racing today is nothing new. Oval track racing in the Commonwealth is over a century old, and Virginians were building and racing hot rods over 50 years ago. Cruise into the past.

Moonshine: Blue Ridge Style

 

Over the course of a century, mountain distillers went from making “mostly legal” whiskey and brandy for nearby markets to producing millions of gallons of untaxed “sugar liquor” for customers in Philadelphia and similar urban centers.Take a long sip of moonshine’s real history.

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Deathly Lyrics: Songs of Virginia Tragedies

 

A story told in song, the ballad has for centuries been a means for passing history from one generation to the next. Virginia ballads cover a host of tragedies, from military battles and cyclones to train wrecks and broken-love murders.

Earthenware Potters Along the Great Road in Virginia and Tennessee

Outside of Native Americans, Anglo pottery was the first non-native pottery. Created with earthenware pottery and a lead glaze, its shapes are taken from European roots. Today it is called Great Road pottery because of the migration path it’s creators took.

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