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Chincoteague fishing boats

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It was in 1671 that the first white settlers claimed this fascinating island, then known to the local Indians as Gingoteague or "Beautiful Land Across the Water." Although a patent was issued to a rich Maryland landowner, ownership disputes arose soon afterwards. Eventually, the land was divided in half between the states of Maryland and Virginia. During this period, it was used primarily as a livestock range. There is no question that early life was quite harsh on Chincoteague (pronouncedshin -co-teague); the 1800 census showed a population of only 60 living on the island, which is just seven miles long and 1 miles wide. Following further division of the land into smaller parcels, the number of inhabitants increased. People began taking advantage of the surrounding waters to earn their livelihood. As far back as 1830, the oysters for which the island is famous were being cultivated for sale. Then, as today, they were tended in much the same way as a gardener would tend a vegetable garden. These early islanders were not only industrious, they were very progressive. In 1845, after the Virginia State Assembly enacted a law allowing the creation of public schools, Chincoteague was one of the first communities to support a free school. A superintendent was promptly hired to oversee the project at a princely salary of $50 a year.

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Northern Virginia

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Fredericksburg

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Where the Battles are Civil & Surrender is Sweet

Twenty-five years ago this town was the last place one would have considered for a romantic weekend. Although we came with low expectations, what we discovered was a delightful surprise. Sitting just to the east of Interstate 95 - almost halfway between Washington DC and Richmond - Fredericksburg has capitalized on its history, encouraging the spread of antique and specialty shops, restaurants and cafs, bed and breakfasts and inns. In the process, it has acquired a charming, low-key atmosphere.

There are a number of noteworthy hotels in and around Fredericksburg. Flexibility may be necessary, however, as most have a limited number of rooms. We would recommend one of the following:

In the very center of town, at 711 Caroline Street opposite the visitors' center, is an imposing brick building that fronts directly on the sidewalk.The Richard Johnston Inn was constructed toward the end of the 18th century and became home to Fredericksburg's mayor from March 1809 to March 1810. Susan Williams is the proprietor. She has ensured that the six bedrooms, two suites and public rooms - each decorated with antiques and reproductions - retain the character of that age, while providing all of the modern amenities. Each morning, guests are lured to the large Federal-style dining room by the appetizing aroma of freshly baked breads and muffins, served on tables laid with fine period china, silver and linens. Since the inn is actually a bed and breakfast, no other meals are available. Prices range from $95 to $145, according to the room. Included in the tariff is off-street parking, but neither pets nor smoking are permitted. Reservations may be made by calling(540) 899-7606.

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Odense

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Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark

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Norman P.T. Renouf

 

Hunter Publishing, Inc.

 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

2012

 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability for loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.

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Malmö

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Copenhagen & the Best of Denmark

2nd Edition

 

Norman P.T. Renouf

 

Hunter Publishing, Inc.

 Hunter Publishing, Inc.

2012

 

All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher.

This guide focuses on recreational activities. As all such activities contain elements of risk, the publisher, author, affiliated individuals and companies disclaim any responsibility for any injury, harm, or illness that may occur to anyone through, or by use of, the information in this book. Every effort was made to insure the accuracy of information in this book, but the publisher and author do not assume, and hereby disclaim, any liability for loss or damage caused by errors, omissions, misleading information or potential travel problems caused by this guide, even if such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause.

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