Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads (Hardcover)
|Author: Emily J./ Salmon Salmon|
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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|
From the Publisher:
Before the Jamestown colonists reached their final shore, they arrived at a place they named Cape Henry, and beyond that lay an inlet that would one day shelter the towns of Hampton Roads: Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. The images collected in Historic Photos of Greater Hampton Roads offer a remarkable glimpse into the history of these unique communities. Included among hundreds of photographs are snapshots of Naval Station Norfolk, the Atlantic and the Chamberlin hotels, the Planters works, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad station, St. John's Church, Norfolk's City Market, the 1907 Jamestown Ter-Centennial, the Virginia Beach boardwalk, the Glenn Curtiss flying school, and countless others.