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Chincoteague in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Misty of Chincoteague

Sculpture by Brian Maughan

 
 
Misty of Chincoteague Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. Misty of Chincoteague Marker
Inscription.  
Dedicated to the outstanding contribution to children's literature made by Marguerite Henry and Wesley Dennis in memory of Misty

Given to the Town of Chincoteague and the children of the world June 14, 2006 by the Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, Inc. on the occasion of the forthcoming 60th anniversary in 2007 of the publication of the book "Misty of Chincoteague"

The foundation was formed because of the concern of a twelve year old girl, Rebecca Giusti, who had been corresponding with Marguerite Henry for for years and expressed her fears that the legacy of "Misty" would be lost forever.

Therefore, Marguerite with two friends became the founders of The Misty of Chincoteague Foundation Inc.
 
Erected by The Misty of Chincoteague Foundation, Inc., Marguerite Henry, President; Peter Stone, Treasurer; and Elizabeth Sutton, Secretary.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsArts, Letters, MusicWomen.
 
Location. 37° 56.054′ N, 75° 22.607′ W.

<i>Misty of Chincoteague</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. Misty of Chincoteague
Marker is in Chincoteague, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is on Main Street just east of Mumford Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4090 Main St, Chincoteague Island VA 23336, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. You Had to Keep On (a few steps from this marker); Boats and Bridges (a few steps from this marker); So Terribly Helpless (a few steps from this marker); Chincoteague Island Library (within shouting distance of this marker); Telegraph here (within shouting distance of this marker); Chincoteague's Front Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Dollars from Decoys (within shouting distance of this marker); Fish So Fine (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chincoteague.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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