The 35-foot Confederate Monument in Portsmouth, Virginia is located at the corner of High and Court Streets. The granite monument was constructed between 1876 and 1893 and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.
“THE LADY IN BLUE,
THE CHILDREN’S GHOST”
In this historical house, before the Revolution, there were thirty-two children born to one mother and father, eleven single births and the others in twins and triplets.
It is said a beautiful lady, with long flowing hair that reached below her waist, wearing a soft blue gown that touched the floor, had been seen to come to this stairway when little children played on it.
She is known as the lady in blue or the fairy godmother of little boys and girls.
Undoubtedly the most beloved U.S. president, particularly in days past, is George Washington, and Washington artifacts earned shrine-like status from the beginning. Ever heard of all those claims, “Washington slept here”? Well, this linen card doesn’t make that claim, but it does purport to show where Washington’s men dug a well. I wonder if they sell souvenirs there? The back of the card, mailed in 1943, says:
WASHINGTON WELL, WINCHESTER, VA.
When Col. George Washington built Fort Loudoun in 1756, this famed well was dug by members of the garrison, as it was necessary to have a water supply within the fortification in the event of a siege by enemies. The fort was besieged by Indians, but according to tradition the red men gave up home of capturing it when the realized that the water supply within would not fail.
This grey castle of medieval style is large enough for visitors to walk into. Cages inside the building contain parakeets, love birds, guinea pigs, hamsters, skunks, terrapins and other small animals.
On your trip to Williamsburg stay at the JEFFERSON MOTEL on Route 60, two miles east of the Restored Area. Perfectly located for sight-seeing at Yorktown, Jamestown and Carter’s Grove, 18th century plantation. Air-conditioning and TV.
The bright yellow car (a 1964 Mercury?) is a nice addition, particularly in concert with the electric-blue sky. It also seems to belong to the motels sole occupant.