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On This Day In Norfolk Virginia History

On This Day In Norfolk Virginia History

Arcadia Publishing

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Discover the fascinating heritage of Norfolk, Virginia and explore its storied past with Sarah Downing, a local author, historian, and guide. Established in 1680 near the Chesapeake Bay, this maritime jewel has seen much throughout its long history, from British shelling on New Year's Day 1776 during the American Revolution, to the ironclad battle of Monitor versus Merrimack taking place off the coast in 1862, to Walter P. Chrysler moving his art collection to the city in 1971 and transforming the Norfolk Museum of Arts and Sciences into the renowned Chrysler Museum. Dive in and explore one day or month at a time with this celebration of Norfolk's history!

Product Details

  • Product Type: Local History, Trade Paperback
  • 176 pages, with 46 illustrations
  • Published in 2015
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.0 × 6.0 × 0.3 inches  (22.9 × 15.2 × 0.8 cm)
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 lb (11.2 oz; 318 g)
  • SKU010001229 | 9781626197039

About Sarah Downing

Sarah Downing loves history. Most of her career she worked at the Outer Banks History Center in Manteo, North Carolina. Sarah authored four books with The History Press about the Outer Banks region. Her fifth book is about her hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. In 2015 she pulled up stakes and headed for the hills. She continues to write a history column for Outer Banks Milepost magazine from her home outside of Asheville, North Carolina, where she is also trying to learn to play guitar.

About Arcadia Publishing

For over 20 years Arcadia Publishing has reconnected people to their community, their neighbors, and their past by offering a curbside view of hometown history and often forgotten aspects of American life. Composed in a unique pictorial format with over two hundred vintage images and accompanying captions, Arcadia books animate the cherished memories, people, places, and events that define a community. From the iconic Images of America series and Images of Aviation series to Postcard Histories and so many more, these richly illustrated histories bring to life small town America.

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