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By Dale Paige Talley

ISBN-10: 0738517704

ISBN-13: 9780738517704

ISBN-10: 1531612067

ISBN-13: 9781531612061

In 1837, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad laid its iron-capped wood rails from Richmond to Aquia Creek. There, passengers may meet a stagecoach that might delivery them to the railroad-owned steamship line and cruise up the Potomac to Washington. In among their outset and vacation spot used to be a boggy, overgrown zone referred to as the Slashes, which appeared definitely the right leisure cease for weary tourists through the 1850s. The quarter was once renamed Ashland, after local son Henry Clay's domestic in Kentucky. by means of 1867, the Civil battle had introduced fiscal cave in and a resultant melancholy, and as a city that had trusted profit from playing, horseracing, and different rest actions, Ashland confronted critical demanding situations to its very life. Randolph-Macon university, initially in Mecklenburg County, made a care for Ashland that may store either the city and the nation's oldest Methodist university by way of reestablishing its campus alongside their railroad tracks.

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