Sunday, July 8, 2007

Merrimac Gun

Braving very hot weather, I went for a walk in Fredericksburg on Saturday, camera in hand. I discovered that the Fredericksburg Area Museum has a gun from the ironclad Merrimac, renamed the CSS Virginia by the Confederates. This particular gun was damaged in battle on March 8th, 1862 at Newport News, Virginia, according to the sign affixed to the gun's support.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Stafford County

I just read an article about a drive around Stafford County written by freelance writer Shannon Howell and published in the Free Lance-Star as Meandering Stafford. It is an example for those of us who enjoy exploring local sites and history, and it makes me want to go out with my camera for a similar jaunt. For those not from this area, southern Stafford County adjoins Fredericksburg.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Illnesses at the Circuit Court Building

Employees in the Fredericksburg Circuit Court building are complaining of illnesses which they feel are being caused by the building. Follow the link to an article in the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star describing the complaints and efforts to locate the cause.
This photo of the Circuit Court building is a composite of two photos combined to show the building and tower. I think it is a beautiful building with an important architectural history, and I do hope a way is found to make it a healthy place to work again.