Friday, January 21, 2011

Final Day in Richmond

When we attempted to visit Richmond National Battlefield Park only to find out that the “park” is not one single place but, instead, is an approximately 50 mile driving tour around Richmond that takes you each site where a battle was fought in or around Richmond.  Since Wednesday was our last day in Richmond, we opted out of the driving tour and visited the nearby Iron Works center instead.  The Tredegar Iron Works became the industrial hub of Richmond and produced nearly 75% of the materials that sustained the Confederate war machine from 1861 to 1865. 

The James River runs along the course of the iron works and provided waterpower to run the milling equipment.  This site was the perfect ending to our time in Richmond.

We have safely arrived home and are looking forward to a restful weekend.  Goodnight to all.

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