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February 2015

First Real Snow at the Homestead

After morning solo walks, Rose and I each with cameras in hand… we hurried to get homeschool done in the¬†morning, and I managed to clear a couple hours in the late afternoon work schedule to get outside and enjoy the first REAL snow since we moved to the homestead.

Fluvanna County Map (1863)

08/1863 - Map - Fluvanna CountyFor any locals who might be interested or fellow history nerds like me – I’ve started doing some digging into the local history of the area around Rosedale. I came across this pretty amazing, high-resolution scanned map at the Library of Congress of Fluvanna County. It was completed by the Confederate Engineer Bureau at the height of the Civil War (August 1863) and has a remarkable level of detail. (make sure you click on it, so you can zoom in)

I’m going to be adding a reference section on the site soon where I’ll keep all this kind of thing when I find it – for those of you who want to follow along at home.