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Virginia Cavalcade Volume 4, Number 1, Summer 1954

Table of Contents Page Number
"Mr. Nellywood and the Querry Hole" [Richmond's Granite Quarries], by Randolph W. Church 5
The Night Ride That Made Roanoke, by Elizabeth Dabney Coleman 9
Inflation in the "Good Old Days" [1861-1865], by Robert L. Scribner 14
The McCormick Reapers or the Passing of the Cradle [Cyrus McCormick], by William H. Gaines, Jr. 20
Some Beloved Virginia Mammies: These Remarkable Women Were More Than Nurses, by Elizabeth Dabney Coleman 29
Virginia Transit, Ante-Bellum Style: The Rail Traveler of the 1850s, by Robert L. Scribner 34
It Gingered Them Up, but They Let It Down: The Short Story of a [Norfolk] Soft Drink That Had a Hard Life, by W. Edwin Hemphill 39
"From This Time Forward": Virginia's Delegates and the Continental Congress, July 2, 1776, by William H. Gaines, Jr. 43