History Comes To Life In Winchester

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One of the first stories I heard when arriving in Winchester was that it has the distinction of having changed hands during the Civil War more times in one day than any other locality: 72 I was told, though I believe it was a slight exaggeration.

In addition, George Washington's surveyor's office stands one block away from the Walking Mall. In addition, Stonewall Jackson's headquarters is walking distance from there. Walk along the Apple Blossom parade route and a local can tell you where Robert E. Lee stayed as a guest when in town. Battlefields, reenactments, museums — maybe even a ghost or two — we have it.  

In our community, we honor the strength and courage of people struggling through difficult times and eventually, overcoming. To me, that's what America is about.