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Item #: 10456
Our Price: $21.99


Join the Virginia Historical Society on Wednesday January 18th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, for a Banner Lecture on by Walter S. Griggs, Jr.

• All books ordered before Wednesday, January 18th, will be signed by the authors (sorry, no personalizations).

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By, Walter S. Griggs, Jr.

Richmond has had its share of man-made and natural calamities throughout its illustrious history. In 1811, fire destroyed the Richmond Theatre on Broad Street, tragically claiming seventy-two lives in one of the worst urban disasters in American history. As Union forces approached Richmond in the final months of the Civil War, Confederate troops ignited the city in flames, leaving scars still visible today. The international Spanish flu epidemic did not spare the city in the early twentieth century. The worst airplane crash in Virginia history occurred near Byrd Airport in 1961. Local author Walter S. Griggs tells these stories and more as he traces the harrowing history of Richmonds most famous disasters.

128 Pages, ISBN 978-1467118866, Arcadia Publishing, Softcover, 2016.