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Gloucester after the Civil War topic of course

Local archaeologists David Brown and Thane Harpole will lead a new course, “Gloucester County after the Civil War: From Reconstruction through the Early 20th Century,” next month in various locations throughout Gloucester.

The series, which is part of the Rappahannock Community College Educational Foundation’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning, will be held from 1-3 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: May 1, 15 and 22.

The courses will take place at The Center for Archaeology, Preservation and Education and Woodville School. Also, tours of Gloucester’s Main Street will illustrate the development of the community after the Civil War. Several other county sites became prominent landmarks for politics, business, education and social functions with the emerging importance of the automobile, electricity and refrigeration from Reconstruction through World War II, and these sites will also be visited, according to a release. Brown and Harpole received their un...

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