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News From the Community: 150th Civil War Anniversary & Petersburg Region

At the start of the Civil War, Petersburg was the second largest city in Virginia, an industrial powerhouse stemming from its location at the head of the Appomattox River and its five railroads that radiated out in all directions. In 1864 and 1865 some 125,000 visitors descended on the Tri-Cities region. Arriving on foot, horseback, in…

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