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Virginia “Must-See”  ここは絶対に見るべき!!   バージニア州の簡単な紹介

Virginia Map +      バージニア州の地図等

One of the Original 13 Colonies: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island  バージニア州は最初の13のコロニーの一つ

Virginia was named after Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen バージニア州の名は、英国の女王Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queenをとったものです。Seven U.S. states are named after kings or queens  州の名前に、王または、女王の名をとった7つの州

Virginia is known as the “Birthplace of the U.S.”       バージニア州は、アメリカ合衆国が始まった州として知られています。


Why Virginia’s nickname is “Mother of Presidents”?  バージニア州のニックネームは、大統領の生みの母
Eight U.S. presidents were born in Virginia: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson1).

Why Virginia’s nickname is “Mother of States”?
Eight states -  Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin - ,
wholly or partially, were created from Virginia’s original territory1).
8州 - Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin - は、その全部、または、その一部は、もともと、バージニア州の最初のテリトリーの土地でした。


Appomattox Court House
, where Confederate general Lee surrendered, Appomattox (1865)   

Arlington National Cemetery
Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknowns - HISTORY   Nov. 11, 1921
Arlington Cemetery in Virginia
Presidents    Warren G. Harding    #
JFK buried at Arlington National Cemetery - HISTORY  Nov. 25, 1963, Virginia
Presidents     John F. Kennedy    #35  

Assateague Island National Seashore | Chincoteague Pony Swim 

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, Virginia    3058 130816   
Blue Ridge Parkway - Bing Images
Blue Ridge Parkway X - YouTube  |  Blue - YouTube
Blue Ridge Parkway - Wikipedia

our National Park page  |  our MN & WI Park and Nature Center page
7473 141019  Where to see autumn colours around the world - Telegraph
1. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina & Virginia, USA  National Parks
Minnesota's Fall

Booker T. Washington National Monument
11116 160407    April 5, 1856    Happy birthday Booker T. Washington!  Booker T. Washington: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
History and Mission | Tuskegee University  Alabama
Booker T. Washington - Wikipedia
  April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915, an American educator, author, orator, and advisor to presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community.
  Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by
disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries....
Civil Rights Activists  |  Virginia  

Busch Gardens, Williamsburg  --- Theme Park:
Themed lands based on European countries

Chincoteague Pony Swim  |  Assateague Island National Seashore
2742 130725  Chincoteague pony swim - The Washington Post  |  Chincoteague Chamber of Commerce Pony Swim, Virginia
Chincoteague Pony Swim - Bing Images
Chincoteague Pony Swim 2011 - YouTube  |  Chincoteague Pony Swim 2011 - YouTube
Pony Penning - Wikipedia
Chincoteague Island Chamber of Commerce

Colonial Williamsburg (Williamsburg, 1699-1780, colonial Virginia’s capital) Colonial Williamsburg is Virginia's restored colonial capital and the world’s largest living history museum 世界一大きい生きた歴史博物館 (全米で、もっとも人気のある行楽地と聞いています) 18th Century-Style Coffeehouse Opens on November 20, 2009 15, 16)   

George Washington Memorial Parkway  DC, MD, VA    3084 130818 
George Washington Memorial Parkway - Bing Images
Great American Road Trips -- The George Washington Memorial Parkway - YouTube  |  George Washington Memorial Parkway - YouTube
George Washington Memorial Parkway - Wikipedia

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Intimidator 30517), Kings Dominion, Doswell 

James River Plantations

Jamestown Settlement  | Jamestown (first permanent English settlement in the U.S.) is founded (1607)  | Jamestown was named after King James | Pocahontas
1598 130501  Skeleton of teenage girl confirms cannibalism at Jamestown colony - The Washington Post  (video)
15787 190822  Stepping through Ghana's 'Door of No Return'  CNN
Ghana: Commemorating 400 years of slavery  Deutsche Welle, Aug. 22, 2019
Ghana reaches out to descendants of slaves in ′Year of Return′ campaign
  Deutsche Welle, July 9, 2019
First enslaved Africans arrive in Jamestown, setting the stage for slavery in North America - HISTORY  Aug. 20, 1619
Jamestown, Virginia

Loudoun County: Home of equestrian sports | More Loudoun County  

Luray Caverns

Monticello, Charlottesville:
Home of Thomas Jefferson
Mount Vernon: George Washington’s plantation home    

Museum of the Confederacy, Richmond   Museum of the Confederacy (on Wikipedia)
Shenandoah National Park3), East Luray  
Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway   < >
Natural Bridge  

6701 140720  Inside The Secret CIA Museum - Yahoo News  Olivier Knox, 07/17/2014
CIA Museum — Central Intelligence Agency
CIA Museum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly --- This center is an extension of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum     
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, Space Shuttle Enterprise, Gemini VII space capsule; the Mobile Quarantine Unit used upon the return of the Apollo 11 crew, and more.
Virginia Beach: < >< > | Mount Trashmore Park |
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

Virginia Foods: Smithfield Hams, Peanuts, Seafood, and more
Decoys & Oysters | Chincoteague Events
Old Time Music   

Brief History1)
Jamestown (first permanent English settlement in the U.S.) is founded (1607) Note: Jamestown was named after King James of England | Revolutionary War ends at Yorktown (1781) | George Washington becomes 1st U.S. president (1789) | Nat Turner’s slave rebellion (1831) | Virginia secedes from Union and Richmond becomes Confederate capital (1861) | Northwestern Virginia (West Virginia ) joins Union (1863) | Union destroyed Confederate capital, Richmond (1865) | Civil War ends at Appomattox (1865) |

12191 170116  A New Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Divides a Virginia Town  MSN, New York Times
Monday, January 16, 2017    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day  |  Civil War  |  Virginia

5604 140408  Pocahontas and John Rolfe on their wedding day, 400 years since the first one  (Washington Post, Dan Zak, 04/07/2014)  Jamestown, Virginia

10673 160106    c. January 1580 (Jan. 6, 1580)    Happy birthday John Smith!    
John Smith - Explorer -
Two famous Smiths share this birthday. - ReadWriteThink
John Smith (explorer) - Wikipedia  c. January 1580 – 21 June 1631, Admiral of New England, an English soldier, explorer, and author. ... He was considered to have played an important part in the establishment of Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America. He was a leader of the Virginia Colony (based at Jamestown)
Virginia  |  America  

Jamestown settlers arrive - May 13, 1607 -
Watch The Value of Tobacco Clip - America the Story of Us HISTORY

Robert E. Lee surrenders - Apr 09, 1865 -
Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse - YouTube
Surrender at Appomattox - Abridged Version - YouTube
General Robert E. Lee and His Men (Goodbye) - YouTube
Civil War  |  Virginia

Local Celebrities1, 9)
Eight U.S. presidents: George Washington (Founding Father), Thomas Jefferson (America’s most esteemed Renaissance Man), James Madison (Father of the Constitution), James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor, and Woodrow Wilson.
Warren Beatty, Richard E. Byrd (
polar explorer), William Clark (
Lewis and Clark Expedition), Ella Fitzgerald, Patrick Henry, Robert E. Lee (Confederate general), Meriwether Lewis (Lewis and Clark Expedition), Cyrus H. McCormick (first mechanical reaper), Pocahontas, Edgar Allan Poe, Nat Turner, Booker T. Washington (Tuskegee Institute in Alabama), James E. West (electret microphone), and more. For more info on Famous Natives, click here.

born February 22, 1732     George Washington    #1  
George Washington |  The first President of the United States
President's Day    George Washington    #1

born March 16, 1751    James Madison    #4 
James Madison
James Madison: Did You Know? Video - James Madison -

“Father of the Constitution” is born - Mar 16, 1751 -
America Gets a Constitution Video - James Madison -

James Madison - Wikipedia  March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836, a political theorist, American statesman, and served as the fourth President of the United States (1809–17). ...
Presidents    James Madison    #4  


born September 24, 1755    John Marshall
John Marshall - Supreme Court Justice -
John Marshall - Wikipedia 
September 24, 1755 – July 6, 1835, an American politician. He was the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States (1801–1835). His court opinions helped lay the basis for United States constitutional law and many[who?] say he made the Supreme Court of the United States a coequal branch of government along with the legislative and executive branches.
APUSH: Reivew Key Court Cases Under John Marshall - YouTube
Colony of Virginia - Wikipedia, British America - Wikipedia
Presidents:    John Adams    #2    |    Thomas Jefferson    #3  ...

born April 28, 1758    James Monroe    #5
President Monroe is born - Apr 28, 1758 -
The Missouri Compromise of 1820 (APUSH Review - Period 4) - YouTube
Presidents    James Monroe    #5

born February 9, 1773    William Henry Harrison    #9
William Henry Harrison - U.S. Representative, U.S. President -
Harrison dies of pneumonia - Apr 04, 1841 -  ... dies after serving only 32 days in office.
William Henry Harrison - Wikipedia   February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841, ninth President of the United States (1841), an American military officer and politician, and the last President born as a British subject. He was also the first president to die in office. ...  He was the grandfather of Benjamin Harrison, who was the 23rd President ...
Benjamin Harrison V - Wikipedia  his father, Founding Father, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791 
Charles City County, Colony of Virginia, British America 

Presidents     William Henry Harrison    #9    |    Benjamin Harrison    #23     his grandson

Phi Beta Kappa is founded while army flounders - Dec 05, 1776 -
Phi Beta Kappa Society - Wikipedia
Phi Beta Kappa Society William & Mary
Williamsburg, Virginia
Presidents:    George Washington    #1

Cornwallis surrenders at Yorktown - Oct 19, 1781 -
The Surrender of Yorktown 1781 - YouTube
The World Turned Upside Down - YouTube
The World Turned Upside Down - Wikipedia
Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess and 2nd Earl Cornwallis British general and statesman
Yorktown, Virginia

11926 161124     born November 24, 1784    Zachary Taylor    #12
Zachary Taylor - U.S. President, General -  video
Zachary Taylor |
Zachary Taylor - Wikipedia 
November 24, 1784 – July 9, 1850, the 12th President of the United States, ... Taylor's status as a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican-American War won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. ...
Mexican-American War | 3 Minute History - YouTube

Zachary Taylor    #12

born 1787 or 1788    William Becknell
Becknell opens trade on the Santa Fe Trail - Nov 16, 1821 -
William Becknell - Wikipedia 
1787 or 1788 – April 30, 1865, an American soldier, politician, and freight operator who is credited with opening the Santa Fe Trail in 1821, which became an early major transportation route through central North America that connected Independence, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Virginia  |  Missouri  |  New Mexico
Santa Fe Trail - Wikipedia

born March 29, 1790    John Tyler    #10  John Tyler
John Tyler -  10th President
John Tyler - Wikipedia  
March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862, the tenth President of the United States (1841–45). He was elected vice president on the 1840 Whig ticket with William Henry Harrison, and became  president after his running mate's death in April 1841. ...   
Whig Party (United States) - Wikipedia

Presidents    John Tyler    #10

born January 19, 1809     Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story -  Writer
Mini BIO - Edgar Allan Poe - YouTube
The Raven (Christopher Lee) - YouTube
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe | Poetry Foundation
Top 10 Creepiest Tales of Edgar Allan Poe - Listverse  The Repoe Man, 07/28/2008
Edgar Allan Poe Quotes - BrainyQuote
Edgar Allan Poe - Wikipedia 
born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849, an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. He is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country's earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. He was the first well-known American writer to try to earn a living through writing alone, resulting in a financiallyMass difficult life and career.
Boston, Massachusetts  |  Virginia  |  Scotland  |  London, Britain  |  
First detective story is published - Apr 20, 1841 -
Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) - IMDb

born February 15, 1809    Cyrus McCormick
Who Made America? | Innovators | Cyrus McCormick
Cyrus McCormick's Reaper - YouTube
Cyrus McCormick - Wikipedia
  February 15, 1809 – May 13, 1884, an American inventor and businessperson, the founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company, which later became part of the International Harvester Company in 1902. From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, he and many members of his family became prominent residents of Chicago. Although McCormick has sometimes been simplistically credited as the [single] "inventor" of the mechanical reaper, he was one of several inventors who contributed successful models in the 1830s, and his efforts built on more than two decades of work by his father, as well as the aid of Jo Anderson, a slave held by his family. Even greater than his achievement as an inventor was his success in the development of a modern company, with manufacturing, marketing, and a sales force to market his products.
Virginia  |  Illinois   

12214 170121     January 21, 1824    Stonewall Jackson  Stonewall Jackson, with a video

Stonewall Jackson - Wikipedia  January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863, a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. ...
Civil War  |  Virginia

born April 5, 1856    Booker T. Washington  Booker T. Washington: Educator, Civil Rights Activist
Booker T. Washington - Mini Biography - YouTube

Tuskegee University - Wikipedia  Alabama
Civil Rights Activists  |  Virginia  

born December 28, 1856    Woodrow Wilson    #28  Woodrow Wilson
#28 Woodrow Wilson - YouTube

Woodrow Wilson - Wikipedia  December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924, an American politician and academic who served as the 28th President of the United States from 1913 to 1921. ...  born to an ethnic Scots-Irish family in Staunton, Virginia, on December 28, 1856, at 18–24 North Coalter Street (now the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library). He was the third of four children of Joseph Ruggles Wilson (1822–1903) and Jessie Janet Woodrow (1826–1888). ...
The two faces of President Woodrow Wilson | The Pueblo Chieftain
What Woodrow Wilson Did For Black America - POLITICO Magazine
President    Woodrow Wilson    #28

born May 1, 1907    Kate Smith
Kate Smith, God Bless America - YouTube
This Is the Army - 1943 - YouTube  Irving Berlin, Kate Smith, Ronald Reagan, ...
Kate Smith - Wikipedia  May 1, 1907 – June 17, 1986, known professionally as Kate Smith and The First Lady of Radio, was an American singer, a contralto, best known for her rendition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America".
She had a
radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its pinnacle in the 1940s. Smith became known as The Songbird of the South after her enduring popularity during World War II and contribution to American culture and patriotism.

God Bless America - Wikipedia
Virginia  |  Washington, D.C.

born April 25, 1917    Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald is born - Apr 25, 1917 -
Ella Fitzgerald - Topic - YouTube
The Best Of Ella Fitzgerald - YouTube

Ella Fitzgerald - Wikipedia  April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996, an American jazz singer often referred to as the First Lady of Song, Queen of Jazz and Lady Ella. She was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Virginia  |  New York

Dedication of the Tomb of the Unknowns - HISTORY   Nov. 11, 1921
Arlington Cemetery in Virginia
Presidents    Warren G. Harding    #

William Styron is born - Jun 11, 1925 -
William Styron - Wikipedia 
June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006, an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work.
Sophie's Choice (novel) - Wikipedia
Sophie's Choice (1982) - IMDb

Sophie's Choice The Choice - YouTube
Virginia  |  North Carolina

born July 10, 1943    Arthur Ashe
died February 6, 1993
Arthur Ashe biography - YouTube
Tennis great Arthur Ashe dies of AIDS - Feb 06, 1993 -
Arthur Ashe v Jimmy Connors Wimbledon Final 1975 (Extended Highlights) - YouTube
Arthur Ashe vs McEnroe Final - Grand Prix Masters 1978 - YouTube
Arthur Ashe - Wikipedia 
July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993, an American professional tennis player who won three Grand Slam titles.

JFK buried at Arlington National Cemetery - HISTORY  Nov. 25, 1963, Virginia
Presidents     John F. Kennedy    #35 

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7987 141215  The Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in 2014 - via @Redfin  Christin Camacho, 12/10/2014
Top five neighborhoods in the U.S. for 2014:  1. Dyker Heights – Brooklyn, NY, 2. “Christmas Town” – McAdenville, NC, 3. Interlochen – Arlington, TX, 4. “Miracle on 34th Street” – Baltimore, MD, 5. Peacock Lane – Portland, OR
These Off-the-Beaten-Path Holiday Light Displays Will Blow Your Mind  Yahoo Travel, Leah Ginsberg, 12/09/2014
Brooklyn, N.Y., Clifton Mill, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., McAdenville, N.C., Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Bernville, Pa., Newport Beach, Calif., Branson, Mo., Baltimore, M.D., San Antonio, Texas
Christmas  |  America, States & D.C.

7695 141112  America's most dangerous cities, 2014 - Yahoo Homes  Thomas C. Frohlich, Alexander Kent and Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 WallSt, 11/12/12014
America's Most Dangerous Cities 2014 Edition  Huffington Post, Simon McCormack, 11/11/2014
Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Over 200,000  Law Street, Kevin Rizzo, 11/10/2014    1. Detroit, Michigan, 2. Oakland, California, 3. Memphis, Tennessee, 4. St. Louis, Missouri, 5. Cleveland, Ohio, 6. Baltimore, Maryland, 7. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8. Birmingham, Alabama, 9. Newark, New Jersey, 10. Kansas City, Missouri
Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities Under 200,000  Law Street, Kevin Rizzo, 11/10/2014     1. Little Rock, Arkansas, 2. Rockford, Illinois, 3. New Haven, Connecticut, 4. Hartford, Connecticut, 5. Springfield, Missouri, 6. Springfield, Massachusetts, 7. Paterson, New Jersey, 8. Lansing, Michigan, 9. Beaumont, Texas, 10. Richmond, California   
Crime in America 2015: Top 10 Safest Cities over 200,000  Law Street, Kevin Rizzo, 11/10/2014     1. Irvine, California, 2. Gilbert, Arizona, 3. Fremont, California, 4. Santa Clarita, California, 5. Henderson, Nevada, 6. Plano, Texas, 7. Scottsdale, Arizona, 8. Virginia Beach, Virginia, 9. Garland, Texas, 10. Chandler, Arizona
Crime in America 2015  Law Street
Uniform Crime Reports - Wikipedia
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Wikipedia
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) - Wikipedia
Intelligence agency  Wikipedia
List of intelligence agencies  Wikipedia
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)  Wikipedia
National_Security_Agency (NSA)  Wikipedia
America, States & D.C.

1) Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor) et al: America: Land of Beauty and Splendor (New York, USA: The Reader's Digest Association, 1992)
2) Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: “Amazing Places to Take Your Kids” (Illinois, USA: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)
3) “Our National Parks  -  Celebrating America’s Nature Splendor”, Life 9 (2009) No. 7 August 21
History of States in the U.S.
World Atlas
About the US
Yahoo Travel
50 States
St. Paul Pioneer Press

17) Jane Margolies (
New York Times): “Family Trips  -  Theme parks are ready to amuse all kinds of thrill-seekers” St. Paul Pioneer Press June 20, 2010

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