The Diary of Court House Square: Warrenton, Virginia, USA, From Early Times Through 1986, With 1987-1995 Reflections. Revised Edition

The Diary of Court House Square: Warrenton, Virginia, USA, From Early Times Through 1986, With 1987-1995 Reflections. Revised Edition

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The Diary of Court House Square: Warrenton, Virginia, USA, From Early Times Through 1986, With 1987-1995 Reflections. Revised Edition - Lee Moffett. The history set forth in this valuable text begins in the 1600s, with the region's native inhabitants and European settlers, and chronicles events through recent years_a goldmine of information about Court House Square in Warrenton, Virginia.Personal archives, deed books, newspapers, town council and other public records, and numerous other sources have all been tapped to produce this chronological history, given flavor by the narrator's storytelling style. Packed with names and events, the passages prove as entertaining as they are informative. The courthouse, the jail, the theater, the library, the surrounding stores: each has its own distinctive story to tell. Also in these pages can be found tales of the people: everyday life, carnivals and parades, concerts, sermons, leisurely strolls, other social and business events. Sources are well-documented; a section toward the book's end includes a partial list of Court House Square properties and their uses, from the late 18th century through the 1990s. A 1921 map of Warrenton, deed book maps, and many photos and illustrations of buildings on Court House Square further enrich the text. The everyname plus subject index will make data retrieval a snap. Originally published in 1988, this revised edition contains a new section on Court House Square history from 1987 to 1995."What has happened to the many, many people who walked along Court House Square or lived and worked in its neighborhoods? How many ghosts walk the streets on dark nights? How have all the different businesses changed the face of The Square and Main Street? And, how is it still changing?" These are just some of the questions posed and answered by this comprehensive work. Includes illustrations and maps. (1996), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 372 pp. 101-M0544 ISBN: 0788405446