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Book: Elephants and Quaker Guns

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Elephants and Quaker Guns: Northern Virginia Crossroads of History
Second Edition
by Jane Chapman Whitt

A much beloved classic, “Elephants and Quaker Guns” traces developments in the Northern Virginia area from colonial times through the turn of the century, concentrating on local legends and little known facts. It opens the door to a long lost Northern Virginia laden with natural beauty and richness, devoted to agriculture, timber, and trading.

The author, Jane Chapman Whitt, enthusiastically details the Washington area’s role as one of the earliest homes of the American circus, traces the course and impact of the Civil War on the region, uncovers the area’s part in the writing of the ”Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and much more.

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Vandamere Press, 1984

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