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1) Wilderness Road. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Wilderness Road, principal avenue of westward migration for U.S. pioneers from c.1790 to 1840, blazed in 1775 by the American frontiersman Daniel Boone and an advance...

2) Spotsylvania. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Alexander Spotswood, colonial governor of Virginia. It was the scene of several major engagements of the Civil War, including the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville...

3) National Parks and Monuments (table). The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...National Parks and Monuments (table), National ParksNameType1LocationYear authorizedSizeacres (hectares)DescriptionAcadiaNPSE Maine191948,419 (19,603)Mountain and...

4) Rappahannock. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rappahannock, (raphanŽk) (KEY) , river, 212 mi (341 km) long, rising in the Blue Ridge Mts., N Va., and flowing generally SE to Chesapeake Bay. It is navigable to...

5) Kingsport. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hawkins and Sullivan counties, NE Tenn., on the Holston River near the Va. line; inc. 1917. Industries include one of the largest printing and bookbinding plants...

6) Petersburg. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Fort Henry was built there in 1646 on the site of a Native American village. A trading post was then established, and in 1784 three villages-Petersburg, Blandford,...

7) Early, Jubal Anderson. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jubal Anderson, 1816-94, Confederate general, b. Franklin co., Va., grad. West Point, 1837. After fighting against the Seminole in Florida he resigned from the army...

8) Lee, Fitzhugh. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, b. "Clermont," Fairfax co., Va.; nephew of Robert E. Lee. He campaigned against the Comanche in Texas and later...

9) Escalante, Silvestre Velez de. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Spanish explorer in the American Southwest and Far West, a Franciscan missionary. He was in charge of Pueblo missions in present New Mexico and led the expedition...

10) Fredericksburg. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rappahannock River, midway between Washington, D.C., and Richmond; settled 1671, laid out 1727, inc. as a town 1781, as a city 1879. A city filled with historic interest,...

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