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"Virginia Rail Trails": Walk with Knowledge and Insight
tion. "The outfits depict different seasons
and different times of day."
In October, Biltmore previewed one of
the outfits worn by actress Maggie Smith
who plays Violet Crawley, Dowager
Countess of Grantham.
Another outfit that goes on preview
in the ticket office in January is so
detailed they are putting it in a case so
that people can get up close enough to
examine the seed beads and other
touches in the lilac silk frock. This garment
is original from the 1920s and in
remarkable condition.
"Downton Abbey" provides a window
into an era of great change beginning in
1912 with the sinking of the Titanic and
moving through the hardships of World
War I and the Jazz Age in the early 1920s
- roughly equivalent to the period the
Vanderbilts lived at Biltmore.
Admission to the exhibition is
included in the regular ticket price.
biltmore.com
-MARLA HARDEE MILLING
The walking of any trail is made more
enjoyable when you hike it in full context,
whether it's flora and fauna, geology and
geography or, for the season at hand, ice
flowers!
Joe Tennis's new "Virginia Rail Trails"
does just that, and to a glorious degree.
You don't just walk a (usually pleasantly
flat) trail if you take this book along; you
also come to know pretty much all that
came before you along the pathway, for
the history of railways is also the history
of communities and their people, and the
jobs the railroads engendered or enabled.
Well more than half of the rail trails
profiled in the book are in the western
half of Virginia, and no matter which you
undertake, be sure to pack the book
along with lunch; there's enough detail
and spirit-of-the-rails in its pages that
you may well hear an ancient whistle
reaching out to you from another
century.
"Virginia Rail Trails: Crossing the
Commonwealth," by Joe Tennis, 254
Details are provided on 45 Virginia Trails.
pages, softbound. The History Press.
$19.99
-KR
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015 | 19
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015

Letters
From the Editor & Digital Help Guide
Mill Creek Stories
Creature Feature
The Hike
Great Buys
Mountain Report
Country Roads
Creature Feature
Festivals & Events
The Curios: Our Annual Compendium of the Strange
North Georgia: A Foodie Haven
Why We Travel: The Photoessay
The 2015 Blue Ridge Country Travel Guide: A Year of Experiences
The Weekend: Harpers Ferry and Western Maryland
The Old Stone Chimney
Cabin in the Woods: Fiddler’s Roost
Mountain Garden
Guest Column: Author Stephanie Jeffries
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Intro
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Cover1
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 2
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 3
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 4
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Letters
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - From the Editor & Digital Help Guide
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 7
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Mill Creek Stories
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - The Hike
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 11
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Great Buys
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Mountain Report
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 14
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 15
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Country Roads
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 17
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 18
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Creature Feature
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Festivals & Events
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 21
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 22
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - The Curios: Our Annual Compendium of the Strange
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 24
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 25
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 26
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - North Georgia: A Foodie Haven
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 28
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 29
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 30
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 31
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 32
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 33
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Why We Travel: The Photoessay
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 35
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 36
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 37
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - The 2015 Blue Ridge Country Travel Guide: A Year of Experiences
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 39
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 40
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 41
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 42
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Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 52
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 53
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - The Weekend: Harpers Ferry and Western Maryland
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 55
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Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 58
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 59
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - The Old Stone Chimney
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Cabin in the Woods: Fiddler’s Roost
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 62
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 63
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Mountain Garden
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - 65
Blue Ridge Country - January/February 2015 - Guest Column: Author Stephanie Jeffries
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