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In many ways the 1950s are remembered in Louisa County as a quiet decade, the calm before the rapid change of the years that followed. 

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In many ways the 1950s are remembered in Louisa County as a quiet decade, the calm before the rapid change of the years that followed. Segregation by race in public facilities was the norm, and would remain so well into the 1960s. The county was profoundly rural; that, too, would not change …

Marc Cooche holds a commemorative plaque for Lt. Frank Fazekas in Buysscheure, northern France, on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Cooche was 12 years old in 1944 when Fazekas’ P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane crash into his family’s farm field during World War II. The plaque will be set up on the l…

In this Oct. 12, 2017 file photo, Greer Stadium field technicians Chandler Burchfield, left, and Cristina Oliveira use ground penetrating radar at a former minor league baseball park, in Nashville, Tenn. Developers Cloud Hill Partnership said Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, that the site is no longer…

This undated photo made available by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources shows a piece of paper from books found on board Blackbeard’s ship the Queen Anne’s Revenge. To find paper in the 300-year-old shipwreck in warm waters is “almost unheard of,” said Erik Farrell, a conserv…

In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 photo, Charles Swift, managing director and curator of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum, stands in front of a case in Annapolis, Md., where the flags shown behind him had been tucked away from view behind another flag on display for nearly 100 years. The flags wer…

In this Dec. 8, 2017 photo, World War II veteran Wilfred ‚ÄúSpike‚Äù Mailloux looks through a series of sketches of U.S. Army 27th Infantry Division soldiers while visiting the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. They were done in Hawaii by S…

On Monday morning, May 1, Hon. George McDuffie Blake, age 85, one of Louisa’s oldest and best known citizens, died at his apartment home at the Hotel Patrick Henry in Louisa. Although a shock to his many friends throughout the county and state, his death was not unexpected as he had been in …

FILE ‚Äì In this Sept. 4, 2015, file photo, the USS LST-325, a tank landing ship used by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s during World War II that has been restored and maintained by volunteers since it was decommissioned by the Hellenic Navy of Greece in 1999, sits docked near the Carnegie Scienc…

An early picture of the Louisa County Fire Department. Members included left to right Bascomb Hunter, Berkley Baughan, Henry Woolfolk, Otis Thompson, Percy Gates, unknown, Kent Woolfolk, and Allen W. Flannagan. (Courtesy of Ann Hunter)

In this Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, file photo, tourists look at the tomb of King Tut as it is displayed in a glass case at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Artifacts from the tomb will go on display at the California Science Center in Los Angeles in March 2018 to kick off a ten-city tour to ma…

Gov. Gerald L. Baliles made his second official visit to Louisa Sunday afternoon for the dedication of the Louisa County Airport – Freeman Field. Seated (left to right) Kenneth Rowe, Admiral Donald Engen, Delegate V. Earl Dickinson, Supervisor Robert L. Johnson and Admiral Dewitt Freeman.

This photo shows a detail of a watercolor panorama of a Continental Army encampment that features the only known wartime depiction of George Washington’s headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war, in Philadelphia. The tent is also the marquee exhibit at the Museum of the Ameri…

In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Air Force, Brig. Gen. Kenneth N. Walker, commanding general of a bomber command in the Southwest Pacific, poses for a photo in front of his tent-office in the field. Nearly 75 years after his father disappeared during a bombing mission over a remote…

Tri-Dim Filter Corporation, Louisa County and state officials gathered Wednesday [Nov. 16, 1983] morning near the site where the first industry will be built in the Louisa County Industrial Air Park. The one-story structure will be located off Route 22 east of the park entrance. Key figures …

Documents recently rediscovered in Lithuania are displayed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. These documents along with more than 170,000 other pages are part of a recently discovered trove of Jewish materials from Lithuania thought to have been d…

Judge Stewart Cunningham’s glasses lie blood spattered on his desk and his chair toppled as State police investigators discuss the judge’s murder. The investigators are standing in the doorway from which the murderer fired the fatal shots.

This July 12, 1999, file photo shows a portion of the two floors of the Mutter Museum, a medical museum in Philadelphia. Australian politician Lynda Voltz is pushing for the Mutter Museum to return the skull of an unknown Australian soldier shot and killed in World War I, and the museum said…

In this undated photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, a diver lifts a corroded metal arm from an ancient statue, found in one of the richest shipwrecks of ancient times off the island of Antikythera in southern Greece. The ministry said that archaeologists …

As you descend into a lovely Virginia valley, you are greeted with a breathtaking view. The valley and villa is surrounded by lovely peaks that once housed several breastworks protecting the salt capital of the Confederacy. During the weekend of August 18-20, 2017 within this setting, a recr…

Mrs. George Wood and Mrs. Aubrey Seay presented a 50-star flag to the Mineral Elementary School on behalf of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. In the background are other members of the organization and Mrs. Ruby Gibson, whose sixth and seventh grade students presented a …

This 1958 photo provided by The United States Marine Corps shows. Photographer Dickey Chapelle is shown taking photos on the shores of Lake Michigan during a U.S. Marines operation. Chapelle, originally from Wisconsin who’s believed to be the first female U.S. journalist killed in a war has …

In this Aug. 3, 2010 file photo, the spar of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley is displayed at the conservation lab in North Charleston, S.C., where the submarine is being conserved. Scientists say a pole on the front of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley designed to plant explosives …