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Letter: Gloucester’s rich history on display

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

The staff and board of directors for the Fairfield Foundation, Rosewell Foundation and the Joseph Bryan Branch of Preservation Virginia would like to thank the many guests and wonderful volunteers who joined us for our first Gloucester History Crawl on Nov. 13. We also thank the many businesses and the staff of 99.1 FM who helped to publicize the event, and we give special recognition to Paula Haggerty of the Rosewell Foundation for all of her work planning the various activities. The beautiful fall day was a wonderful backdrop for the combination of great food, fascinating history and exciting hands-on archaeology, resulting in a memorable experience for all involved.

Participants in the Crawl visited three of Gloucester’s most noteworthy historic sites: Fairfield, the ancestral plantation of the Burwell family; Rosewell, the magnificent 18th-century Page family ruin; and Walter Reed’s Birthplace, the small, early 19th-century house where one...

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