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Oct 15

Virginia Attractions and its Valuable History

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Especially during the colonial times, American history has much connection with Virginia. Established in 1607, Jamestown was North America’s first permanent English settlement. The surrenders ended two significant historical events that happened in Virginia, the American Revolution and the Civil War. Eight U.S. presidents were born in Virginia that’s why it is called as the Mother of Presidents.

Among Virginia’s most important services industry is business, community, and personal services that generates income through private health care, computer programming and engineering companies, hotels and motels, and repair shops. The biggest internet service provider in the world is found in Virginia making the technology sector as one of its great industries. The technology sector has the highest growth and the federal government generated business for computer programmers, engineers, consultants, and researchers.

Virginia’s economy was based on tobacco before it was replaced by livestock industry and its product as the most important source of the state’s agricultural income. Among the valuable products are broilers, beef cattle, and turkeys and the vegetable crops include sweet potatoes, potatoes, and tomatoes. Furthermore, Virginia has also apple as its leading fruit crop with its large and vast orchards. In terms of mining resources, coal is its primary product.

Virginia is also a state of various great points of interests. These include the following:

  • Vernon, home of George Washington
  • Stratford, home of the Lees
  • Monticello, home of Thomas Jefferson
  • Williamsburg, the restored Colonial capital
  • Richmond, capital of the Confederacy and of Virginia

Other Virginian attractions are the following:

  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park
  • Colonial National Historical Park
  • The Skyline Drive
  • Arlington House
  • The Booker T. Washington birthplace near Roanoke
  • The Blue Ridge National Parkway

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