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HISTORY Walking with Bill Crabtree Jr. Spielberg & Lincoln Where on earth can you walk in the CENTURY FOX footsteps of President Abraham AND TWENTIETH Lincoln and film director Steven Spielberg at the same time? As far as I DREAMWORKS PICT URES know, it can only happen in Virginia! By Andy Edmunds In April of 1865, at the conclusion of the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln traveled to the Richmond area. In 2011, Steven Spielberg came to the same place to film his movie "Lincoln," which he shot in and around the state capitol and in historic Olde Towne Petersburg, among other places. Visitors can experience places visited by Abraham Lincoln and, at the same time, view locations used during filming a century-and-a-half later. I have been involved in bringing a great many television shows and films to Virginia, but the process of bringing "Lincoln" to the Commonwealth was certainly one of the most challenging! When I first heard that Doris Kearns Goodwin had written the Abraham Lincoln biography "Team of Rivals" and that Steven Spielberg had optioned the rights, I knew it couldn't be filmed anywhere but in Virginia. I spent the next nine years working with Steven Spielberg and his team ` Above: Virginia State Capitol, Richmond; Inset: Lincoln, Richmond. 73

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virginia Travel Guide 2015

Welcome To Virginia
Virginia Travel Information & State Map
Great Scenic Drives
The Beauty of the Small Town
Eat Like a Local
The New Virginia Cuisine
Local Foodie Fun
Wine & Oysters: Perfect Virginia Pair
Craft Ciders and Other Sips
Love on Tap: Craft Brews
Music to the Ear
Resorts and Sweet Dreams
Golf Virginia!
The Sporting Life
Civil War & Emancipation
Tracking “Turn” in Virginia
Walking with Speilberg and Lincoln
Natural Outdoors
Virginia Water Adventures
Coastal Virginia
Coastal Virginia / Eastern Shore
Chesapeake Bay
Northern Virginia
Central Virginia
Southern Virginia
Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Highlands
Heart of Appalachia
Virginia Accommodations
Virginia Events 2015

Virginia Travel Guide 2015