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Spring 2001

  • Norfolk's Worst Nightmare -- In late 1775 Virginia was by far the largest of Great Britain's American colonies, and the Borough of Norfolk, ninety-three years old, was by far the largest community in Virginia. During the first three days of the New Year, four fifths of Norfolk was burned to the ground. A month later, all the remaining structures were leveled, excepting only the scorched walls of the Borough Church. How did this happen, and why? By Louis L. Guy, Jr.


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