Date of Entry:
June 25, 1788
|Map of USA. Virginia outlined in dark ink, shaded &|
with name written on it.
|A close-up of Virginia & its neighbors.|
West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky
Chesapeake Bay, Atlantic Ocean
42,774 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News
Famous Geographical Point:
Blue Ridge Mountains
Old Dominion. This nickname dates back all the way to the 1600s and the explanation is rather long. I'm too lazy to condense it, so here's a source for you to READ.
Patton Oswalt, comedian & actor
Book Set In/About:
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
I'm selfishly choosing this one because I love this book, which is the first in a series (The Raven Cycle). Set in a fictional town in Virginia, it's about a group of private school boys, and their local girl friend, who are searching for an ancient Welsh king who, kept alive in suspended animation for centuries, will grant the person who wakes him a wish. There are a lot of nice details about small-town Virginia life.
Movie Set In/About:
"Gods and Generals" (2003), directed by Ronald F. Maxwell
It's about Confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.
Headline of the Day:
"In Battleground Virginia, Kaine May Give Democrats an Edge" on pbs.org.