I did however get a new follower on Twitter. @apostolicnews is following me :) Here's a link to their website.
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There is nothing in the news about their events. I see no comments on the walls or anything else that relates to DC40 other than our counter protests. But we're not going to give up. We'll see this thing through to the end. We've only got 10 more states to go and we're nothing if not dedicated.
If you'd like to share your stories or photos around a particular state, head over to the Facebook group "What Makes Your State Great?". We'd love to hear from you.
Giving props to an awesome site, as always my facts come from 50states.com.
Now let's get rolling...
Jamestown, the first of the original 13 Colonies was founded for the purpose of silk cultivation. Silk to be traded with the Court of King James. After blight fungus destroyed the mulberry trees (silkworm food), sericulturist planted tobacco as a cash crop.
Robert E. Lee, Commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his men to Ulysses Grant, General-in-Chief of all United States forces, on April 9, 1865 at the Appomattox Court House.
The present state capital in Richmond was also the capital of the Confederacy. Virginia has had 3 capital cities: Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Richmond. Seven Presidents are buried in Virginia: Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Tyler, Taft and Kennedy. There is lots of information on the history of the US Presidency. You can find a list of presidents and their background at the official website of the The White House. The History Channel produced a video series called "The Presidents". It's really a great video set. I found a set of videos on Youtube.
On March 9, 1862 at Hampton Roads, Virginia, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (formerly the USS Merrimac) met in one of the most famous naval engagements in US history. Their battle, the first of its kind between metal armored vessels, changed for all time the nature of naval warfare.
The original inhabitants of Virginia are:
The Catawba tribe
The Cherokee tribe
The Croatoan tribe
The tribes of the Powhatan Confederacy
The Tuscarora tribe
The Tutelo and Saponi tribes
The Yuchi tribe
I found this video regarding the native people of Virginia.
There are very few federally recognized tribes in the United States. The web site First People of American and Canada: Turtle Island, has lots of great information. Look for more info on "Turtle Island", you'll be amazed at what you find.
Sending Light, Love and Protection to the great state of Virginia.
Namaste & Blessed Be