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- ...that the Reverend Dr. James Blair of Scotland (pictured) was a clergyman and missionary to the Virginia Colony, and is best known as the founder in 1693 of the College of William and Mary, where he served as President for 50 years?
- ... that millions have visited the John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame, including one who knelt in front of the flame, fell, and burned to death?
- ... that Confederate president Jefferson Davis had a young mulatto ward named Jim Limber?
- ... that Carvins Cove, Virginia, was abandoned and subsequently inundated to create Carvins Cove Reservoir in the 1940s?
- ...that Varina Farms, the plantation of John Rolfe and Pocahontas, was site of the first successful cultivation of export tobacco in the Virginia Colony in 1612?