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“Life in Abingdon as Seen in the Abingdon Virginian” Lecture by Robert Vejnar
Arts Array - 1863 - Beware of False Confidence: A Civil War Series
Date: 2/14/2013 7:30 PM
Cost: Free for Everyone
Location: Executive Auditorium Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
Historians have discovered that very few small town Appalachian newspapers survived the Civil War, so the discovery of nearly two year’s worth of the Abingdon Virginian about 12 years ago was heralded by many as a major discovery. Surveying the papers, which run from October 1862 through the summer of 1864, Vejnar will reveal that the town of Abingdon and the surrounding countryside still suffered greatly during the conflict.