Category "Batteaux boats, schoolhouses, nineteenth century,transportation," Episodes:
- Virginia in the 19th Century at Virginia's Explore Park
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- We are exploring Virginiaâ€™s Explore Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains; where we out about life in western Virginia in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.
Kempâ€™s Ford Schoolhouse was built around 1860. One-room school houses like this one served Virginiaâ€™s farming communities. We arrive at the 1860 school house with Deborah Pitts, Executive Director of Virginiaâ€™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 Virginiaâ€™s waterways.
We stop along the trail at Virginiaâ€™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.