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Category "Batteaux boats, schoolhouses, nineteenth century,transportation," Episodes:
  • Pub Date: Nov 01, 2007 - 1:29 am
  • Virginia in the 19th Century at Virginia's Explore Park
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  • We are exploring Virginia’s Explore Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains; where we out about life in western Virginia in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

    Kemp’s Ford Schoolhouse was built around 1860. One-room school houses like this one served Virginia’s farming communities. We arrive at the 1860 school house with Deborah Pitts, Executive Director of Virginia’s Explore Park.

    There are many rivers in Virginia. Rivers were used for transportation and cargo.

    In 1771, a long narrow boat the Batteaux was introduced to Virginia’s waterways.

    We stop along the trail at Virginia’s Explore Park where we find a replica Batteaux, and a costumed historian to tell us about them.

    We are on a Four-Hundred-Years-of-History road trip across the Commonwealth of Virginia.