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Walter Reed’s Birthplace

In conjunction with the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Week tours, Dr. Walter Reed’s Birthplace at 4021 Hickory Fork Road in Gloucester will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday for public tours. Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will again be on the air from the site under the leadership of Bobby Forrest, using a temporary ham radio station and portable antennas to share the story of Reed’s work in this annual event with the world. Visitors are welcome to learn something about amateur radio and the history of Gloucester County. Hailed as the conqueror of Yellow Fever, Reed was born in Belroi in this humble cabin in 1851. His birthplace is now on the National Register of Historic Places and is cared for by the Fairfield Foundation and Gloucester Preservation Foundation. The images are from Dr. Walter Reed’s 170th birthday celebration last fall, including a display of antique medical equipment and radio club members Will Hrachovina, Danny Wright, Forrest and Kenny Skirvi...

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