National Geographic : 1969 Apr
Woodrow Wilson Slept Here. At Staunton's stately "Manse" you can see the crib that held a future president. And the home where Jessie Wilson gave birth to the son who later gave birth to the League of Nations with its vision of world-wide peace. The General's Assembly. Douglas MacArthur called Norfolk home, though he was born in Arkansas ("while his parents were away", the Norfolk paper said). Here, at the MacArthur Memorial, you can see the possessions of this great soldier. The Doll Who Spied For Dixie. She had a head for smuggling. Hollow. Just right for carry ing medicines across Union lines. She's at Rich mond's Confederate Museum now. In retirement. Broadway In The Blue Ridge. These spurs were worn in an early play at Abingdon's Barter Theatre, so-called because its depression-hungry founders traded seats for food. To date, over 2 million tickets have been sold; most of them, in recent years, for cash. The Mighty In Miniature. These water color miniatures of the first President and his lady, painted from life, are now on view in Williams burg. Come see them, and the rest of Virginia. For free 100-page booklet and brochures on your travel interests, visit, write or call Virginia State Travel Service. Richmond 23219, 911 E. Broad St., phone (703) 770-4484. New York 10020, 11 Rockefeller Plaza, phone (212) 245-3080. Washington 20006, 906 17th St., N.W., phone (202) 293-5350.