quaker guns in Centreville

Centreville’s “Quaker Guns”

The heights of Centreville were strategically significant during the the Civil War, offering panoramic views to the west. Confederate Gen. Joseph Johnston needed to withdraw his troops from Centreville in March 1862, but removing the army’s cannons would have alerted the Union troops, situated just miles away, that he intended to leave. So, he replaced

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Eastern box turtles

Watch out for turtles!

With all the rain we’ve been getting over the last few weeks, the natives are getting restless. These three box turtles were in our driveway the other day — glad I looked before pulling out of the garage! Eastern box turtles are particularly active on rainy days in May through June, and we have certainly

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