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Monumental RVA: Take 1 – Jefferson Davis

Published on July 26, 2012 by in Uncategorized

If Abraham Lincoln was a vampire slayer, what does that make his southern enemy Jefferson Davis?  I know we just got off of a vampire kick, but the guy did attend Transylvania University.  I’m just saying. For those of you who don’t know Jefferson Davis is more than a road that cuts through Richmond on

 
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Where We Keep Our Dead: Hollywood Cemetery, Part 1

Published on July 20, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Monochrome = scary, right? Last we left off, the Church Hill Tunnel had collapsed.  I briefly mentioned the story of one Benjamin F. Mosby who escaped out of the Eastern Entrance of the doomed tunnel with horrible burns and broken teeth only to die two days later at Grace Hospital.  (Classic Schmosby!)  Time for an urban

 
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What’s Under RVA? The Church Hill Tunnel, Part 2

Published on July 11, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Church Hill Tunnel East Entrance or Dagobah? What’s in there? Only what you take with you. Nestled  between Libby Hill and Chimborazo park, in a section of town known as Sugar Bottom, down a steep drop off, through piles of trash, and in the middle of what can best be described as an urban swamp

 
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What’s Under RVA? The Church Hill Tunnel, Part 1

Published on July 2, 2012 by in Uncategorized

In the early 1870s the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) (not on your Monopoly board, sorry!) needed to get coal from western (and West) Virginia down to Newport News.  The C&O had a lot of experience blasting and tunneling through the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains, so when they came to Church Hill in Richmond,

 
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