National Geographic : 1972 Sep
LOVERS, COME BACK. a crimsoned maple canopy. Stand awhile in the presence of the fathers of your country at Gunston Hall and Mount Vernon and Monticello. Or follow the last sweet days of summer. To a glorious random harvest of apples and oysters and spicy Virginia hams. To beaches soft and warm. Virginia beckons you. If you have never been here before, join those who have and come back to Virginia's second summer. Come back to a world of wonder, a world of moun tains and beaches and heroes' homes waiting for you now, as all the best we've saved for last bursts into autumn flame. - ~ a winding road through plantation country to the days of America's first Thanksgiving at Berkeley beside the James. Come back to the Blue Ridge Mountains, blazing with red and gold. To the Shenandoah Valley spread out like some majestic patchwork quilt to hold Come back to Virginia. The happy return to warm your heart all winter long. Come back to another time along quiet colonial streets, as Williamsburg coopers and cobblers go about their work beneath Virginia is for lovers. For free 36-page color vacation guide and brochures on your special travel interests, visit, write or call Virginia State Travel Service Dept. 404, 911 E. Broad St., Richmond 23219, phone (703) 770-4484; Dept. 404, 11 Rockefeller Plaza, New York 10020, phone (212) 245-3080; Dept. 404, 906 17th St., N.W ., Washington 20006, phone (202) 293-5350.