National Geographic : 1931 Oct
Your Guides VIRGIN IA "White House of the Confederacy," Richmond University of Virginia, Charlottesville Mary Washington House, Fredericksburg Old St. John's Church, Richmond HE STATE OF VIRGINIA has done much to aid the visitor. Four thousand five hundred miles of perfect road await the motorist. Along these highways, the State has erected more than 900 markers, like the one illustrated above, to point out for you places of greatest interest. Profusely illustrated booklets have been prepared to help you plan your trip and get greatest enjoyment from it. There is no finer time to visit Virginia than in early Fall, when the mountains are being flecked with gold and crim son, when the heady scent of apples greets you in the valleys and when the first faint haze of Autumn drifts up the wide lazy rivers that reach up arms from the sea. Modern roads bring you comfortably to the ancient places that are of interest to all America. Here, the spot where the first Colonists landed . . . yonder Cornwallis laid down his sword . . . there Jackson "stood like a stone wall" . . . down this road Sheridan galloped . . . within the mellow walls of this university that Jefferson built, visit the rooms of Edgar Allan Poe and Woodrow Wilson. In addition to historic spots, Virginia has world-famed natural wonders . . . Caverns with vaulted rooms and gleaming walls of fantastic shapes; Hot Springs; the renowned Natural Bridge. Ask for a copy of the book, "Virginia, the Beckoning Land." This official state publication describes and illustrates all places of interest. It contains maps locating Natural Wonders, Parks, Recreation Centers, Battlefields, Historic Homes, etc. Another publication that will interest you is the his torical story and illustrated booklet on "The President's Camp on the Rapidan." These will gladly be sent you without cost. STATE COMMISSION ON CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT Room 106 State Office Building, Richmond, Va. LdL IIP11 YORKTOWN SESQUICENTENNIAL OCTOBER 16TH-19TH A trip to Virginia will be particularly interesting at this time when the nation is commemorating the 150th Anni versary of the Surrender of Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia.