Sunday, February 23, 2014

Powhaten

After our visit to MY Davidson State park we went to visit Powhaten a teeny town where about 100 people live and site of the Potwhaten Heritage Park. This also use to be the home of the Powhaten Indians and was once a thriving river town. We have been here before and have often pondered on these concrete columns that are on each side of the river. We figured they must of been part of a bridge but were surprised to finally see what the bridge actually looked like back in it's day.
 












At the park there is an old telephone exchange build from back in the days when they had to manually connect people and when we peeked in the window we saw this huge photo leaning up against the wall of the bridge. (They are in the process of restoring the old buildings) After some reading on the internet we found they built this suspension bridge in the hopes of revitalizing the town but they also destroyed half the town in the process. When it didn't help the town they decided they couldn't afford to maintain it and just pulled it down! The old house you see us sitting on the steps of - that was actually lived in until 1988 and when the elderly lady died she left it and the surrounding land and buildings to the park service.



























The other thing we love about this little town is it's beautiful old courthouse which sits on top of a hill overlooking the river. It has been completely restored and is still used as courthouse. If you look in the old photo of the bridge you can also see it on the hill as it was built in 1866.

32 comments:

  1. There's lots of history all around us if we only stop and look. You all had a really nice adventure.

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  2. That sure is a beautiful place.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  3. Beautiful buildings! What a shame about the bridge. All that work to build it, just to be torn down.

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  4. That's a wonderful place, much better than my trip to Sleepy Hollow. Many thanks for sharing your adventure with me

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  5. What a lovely place. Pity about the bridge. Have a serene Sunday and get in some big easy today.
    Best wishes Molly

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  6. We love visiting towns like this--thanks for the tour!

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  7. We LOVE this... Historic places are soooooo cool. We LOVE to learn stuffs about where our furends live. It is like LIVING HISTORY. THANKS

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  8. Dat looks like anudder wunderful place to go fur a walk. Happy Sunday!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

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  9. Bowser, a bridge!! I thought it was the posts for a giant slingshot to catapult hooomans across the river.

    Sherman

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  10. SHE loves old buildings and stuff. Unfortunately, most places want to just tear stuff down. That's wonderful that that Lady left you a Park to enjoy.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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  11. What an interesting place to visit, such a beautiful building!
    Dip and Elliot x

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  12. What a beautiful day, we are so glad you got to get out and enjoy it!!

    Smileys!
    Dory, Bilbo, Jakey & Arty

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  13. Momma loves things like that. She's awful at historical facts and remembering things, but she loves the physical things history has left us. Old buildings and roads and things, she just loves them.

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  14. loved the tour! All you needed were some cowboy hats!

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  15. You guys always have the bestest adventures! What a great place and so much history!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  16. We love learning about these special places another great spot for an outing.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  17. That is so pawsome guys!! Too bad abouts the bridge, butts it sure makes for some interesting history.
    I LOVES that Courthouse! Beautifuls! So glads they restored it.
    And, might I say, you guys make some mighty fine lookin' models!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  18. Mom loves visiting places like that. So interesting
    Lily & Edward

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  19. Wow that's really very nice. We love little towns.

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  20. Were back :) What a beautiful place guys, we love the little buildings xxoxxx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  21. Smart lady leaving her land to the park service otherwise it would be a parking lot now! Beautiful place loved the pictures. Love Dolly

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  22. How beautiful! It looks like so much fun. XOXO - Bacon

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  23. OMD! That little house is so cute (made even cuter by you two posing in front of it). What a quaint little town and how odd about the bridge.
    Happy Monday, pals.
    Oz

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  24. We can feel the sun on our snow frozen faces!!
    stella rose

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  25. Thanks for sharing your adventure.

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  26. What a fun courthouse. Also..glad you understand my sapiens..I was starting to think they went crazy with all that sweet.

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  27. How neat is that??? Love buildings that have a real history. Plus - makes for great photo ops!

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  28. That's a wonderful picture of you guys on the house steps! You get to go on all sorts of fun adventures!

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  29. We love small towns and the history in them. Love the pictures.

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  30. I love that there was a lady who lived there for so long! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us pups. The history lesson is appreciated.
    oxox
    Daisy

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