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How the Stories of Virginia Shaped America

The United States is one of the oldest modern democracies in the world, the blueprint of which started here in Virginia in 1619. Virginia is also the birthplace of our country's first college, also established in 1619, and Mary Draper Ingles, a brave pioneer woman who survived seemingly insurmountable odds on the early frontier. It is home to Battersea Estate, a 250-year-old home representing our nations’ rich cultural history and heritage. Take a look inside to learn more about how the unique stories of Virginia have shaped and molded our American politics, culture and landscape over the years. Cover photo credit: smilla4 via Flickr.

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