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In the name of research

So, as you may or may not remember, I was planning a research trip to Virginia for Crimson Hollow purposes. Well, I went last week, and got home Saturday, and I'm definitely glad I went. We stayed in Newport News, as it was sort of centrally located to a lot of the places I wanted to visit. Sunday we ended up checking out Endview Plantation (it was set during the Civil War era, which is later than the time in my flashbacks, but it was still very useful for me) and Rosewell Plantation (which is actually a ruin, so that was kind of cool). Monday we went to Smithfield, largely known for its ham (though we skipped the meat processing plant...), but also with a very neat historical area that has now become the model for Barstow, the fictional town in the series. Tuesday was spent at Historic Jamestowne, and this was probably my favorite place we went to. There's very little I can find online regarding American history, specifically history in this part of Virginia, before the