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Staunton, Virginia : A Treasury of Historic Tales
by Charles Culbertson




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Originally published in 2004, this second edition (2013) of "Staunton, Virginia: A Treasury of Historic Tales" is a gold mine of information about one of the most beautiful, historic and fascinating cities in the United States. Written by Staunton historian Charles Culbertson, "Treasury" contains 35 chapters that tell little-known stories of the movers, shakers, saints and scalawags who have made Staunton the Queen City of the Shenandoah.Chapters topics include the 1911 fire that all but destroyed Staunton's Wharf district; how schoolmistress Mary Julia Baldwin outfoxed Yankee invaders during the Civil War; the Statler Brothers and their 25-year "Happy Birthday, U.S.A." gift to the city; the shooting death of a Staunton waiter by a Confederate soldier over a plate of oysters; Stuart Hall and its sale of a priceless gift - J.E.B. Stuart's battle flag; the haunting of a Staunton mansion by a Confederate ghost; and much more.Includes preface, more than 100 illustrations, selected bibliography and index.

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Originally published in 2004, this second edition (2013) of "Staunton, Virginia: A Treasury of Historic Tales" is a gold mine of information about one of the most beautiful, historic and fascinating cities in the United States. Written by Staunton historian Charles Culbertson, "Treasury" contains 35 chapters that tell little-known stories of the movers, shakers, saints and scalawags who have made Staunton the Queen City of the Shenandoah.Chapters topics include the 1911 fire that all but destroyed Staunton's Wharf district; how schoolmistress Mary Julia Baldwin outfoxed Yankee invaders during the Civil War; the Statler Brothers and their 25-year "Happy Birthday, U.S.A." gift to the city; the shooting death of a Staunton waiter by a Confederate soldier over a plate of oysters; Stuart Hall and its sale of a priceless gift - J.E.B. Stuart's battle flag; the haunting of a Staunton mansion by a Confederate ghost; and much more.Includes preface, more than 100 illustrations, selected bibliography and index.


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  • ISBN-13: 9780988714557
  • ISBN-10: 0988714558
  • Publisher: Charles Culbertson
  • Publish Date: September 2013
  • Page Count: 250
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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