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History gets an update
Photographer: Courtesy of The Sun.
Caption: History gets an update
Additional Description: Nine historical markers in Suffolk—two of which refer to Indians as “savages”—will be replaced next year. Under the new wording, approved by the Virginia Board of Historic Resources, the Dumpling Island and former Reidís Ferry markers describe the area on the Nansemond River as “the ceremonial heart” of the Nansemond district. The marker replacement program is funded by federal transportation grant money, local governments and private sponsors. The Virginia Department of Transportation will review the marker sites before they are installed. —Regina Lightfoot” Dec 27, 1998 in The Sun, a part of The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.
Submitted: December 20, 2020, by Cynthia L. Clark of Suffolk, Virginia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p558240
File Size: 0.019 Megabytes

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