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Where We Keep Our Dead: Evergreen Cemetery

Published on August 3, 2012 by in Uncategorized

I received the following from a loyal reader with Church Hill People’s News (follow them on Twitter!), “Have you ever been to Evergreen Cemetery? I think it would blow your mind.”  Whoa, spoiler alert!  Now I’m going into this thing with my mind pre-blown! Here’s the research side of things:  Evergreen Cemetery was established in

 
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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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Location: St. John’s Church

Published on June 26, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The Henrico Parish Church was founded in 1611 in the Cittie of Henricus.  (1611 writing is just awesome.)  After converting, baptizing, and renaming Pocahontas the church and cittie eventually fell victim to the Indian Massacre of 1622.  In the first recorded instance of white flight in the Western Hemisphere the parish up and moved out

 
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Event: Summer Solstice

Published on June 22, 2012 by in Uncategorized

The Summer Solstice is that magical day when whatever hemisphere you are on is most directly aimed at that big glowing ball of burning hydrogen that we call the sun.  It is an event known by different names throughout the world:  Midsummer, Kupala Night, Roger, Susan, and Jāņi to name a few. The celebrations often take

 
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I’ll Take My City on the Rocks

Published on June 15, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Every city has a reason for existence.  They needed a place for all the politicians so they threw them into a swamp and called it Washington D.C.  A bunch of people thought it would be a good idea to live below sea level next to a large body of water that floods on a regular

 
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The City, MY the City

Published on June 5, 2012 by in Uncategorized

Richmond, you sit perched on your seven hills, positively reeking of southern charm! I am going to explore your nooks and discover your crannies! Will there be history? Yes! Will there be entertainment? Most assuredly! Will there be adventure? It seems quite likely! Most importantly… there will be pictures! Join me, Nick Kotula, as I

 
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