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By Raymond L. Harper

even if quite new at the American scene of towns, Chesapeake possesses a protracted heritage courting again to the early 1600s, whilst the 1st intrepid settlers all started developing farms at the fertile soils of Tidewater Virginia. Over the centuries, the zone divided itself into better towns, equivalent to Norfolk and Portsmouth, a few small cities, and rural county governments. scuffling with the growth of the town of Norfolk, the leaders and electorate of South
Norfolk and Norfolk County agreed to merge their governing entities in 1963 to create the recent urban of Chesapeake. Chesapeake, Virginia chronicles the heritage of the younger urban, nestled among the Elizabeth and Indian Rivers, and explores a few of the cities and villages that supply the world with its distinct allure and personality. From Berkley and South Norfolk to Deep Creek and nice Bridge, readers will trip into the previous and hunt with the early American Indians that inhabited this lush panorama, toil with the colonial fathers as they started taming the land for destiny payment, conflict with the Continental troops as they defeated the British at nice Bridge, pressure with the staff as they dig the ancient Dismal Swamp Canal, and so on
across 4 centuries of fight and prosperity into the twenty-first century.

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