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Towns of the Valley

IN THE VALLEY OF HOPE mentions many towns in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia but there are three that are key to the story, Mt. Jackson, Edinburg, and Woodstock.  Thankfully, these communities, nestled midst the mountains surrounding the Valley, have preserved much of their rich history.  Many of the historic…

First Date

In Chapter VII of IN THE VALLEY OF HOPE, Mable and Charlie go on their first date away from the watchful eye of Mable’s mother, Mary. Many of us have visited a cavern but what would it have been like to go on that adventure before electric lights?  In May of…

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