Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads

Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads


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From an area that boasts itself as America's First Region from the first settlement of Jamestown in 1607, the Greater Hampton roads area is steeped in American history. The area is mostly known for seven main cities that surround one of the world's largest natural harbors and has the mouth of two rivers, Elizabeth and James, that empty into the Chesapeake Bay heading out to the Atlantic Ocean. There are also several independent cities and counties that make up this beautiful coastal area. With around 200 photographs, many of which have never been published, Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads shows the historical growth from the mid 1800's to the late 1900's of the area in stunning black and white photography. The book follows life, government, events and people important to Hampton Roads history and the building of this unique area. Spanning over two centuries and two hundred photographs, this is a must have for any long-time resident or history lover of the Greater Hampton R

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596523975
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Series: Historic Photos Series
Pages: 204
Sales rank: 1,223,183
Product dimensions: 10.41(w) x 10.27(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Emily J. Salmon and John S. Salmon have written or edited several books and articles together, including Franklin County, Virginia, 1786-1986: A Bicentennial History. Emily has B.S. and M.A. degrees in psychology and history, respectively. She is senior copy editor in the Publications and Educational Services Division at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, and coeditor of The Hornbook of Virginia History. John has B.A. and M.A. degrees in American history. A former archivist at the Library of Virginia, he is retired from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, where he was staff historian and wrote The Official Virginia Civil War Battlefield Guide. Their knowledge of local history and literary skill have also yielded Historic Photos of Gettysburg, Historic Photos of Richmond, and Historic Photos of Petersburg, all available from Turner Publishing.

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