Tidewater Spirit: Cultural Landmarks, Monuments & History of Eastern Virginia

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Tidewater lies east of the fall line of the Virginia rivers that flow into the Chesapeake—a definition that dates back to colonial times. Much of what we know of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Tidewater comes from the writings of Captain John Smith, William Byrd II and Thomas Jefferson. The Virginia of Smith, Byrd and Jefferson remains, in part, our Virginia. Geography and place names are largely the same. Their accounts of what they saw, where they traveled, what’s in bloom and what’s ready for harvest will sound very familiar. Read their words, paired with photographer and author Bryan Hatchett’s stunning photographs of Tidewater landscapes and landmarks, and experience the continuity as well as the change that time has brought to this very special place.
ISBN: 9781467149235
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Virginia
Images: 118
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bryan Hatchett is a native of Hampton. He has photographed eastern Virginia for forty years. For nineteen years, he edited and published the annual Chesapeake Bay Watermen Calendar. His “day job” has been as a lawyer in New York, first with CBS and later at Food Network. Retired from active practice, he continues to divide his time between New York and Virginia. Hatchett is a graduate of Washington & Lee University and a law graduate of University of Richmond.
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