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Opportunity Preservation

Urbanna Historic District

AE Curator Jul 16
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Virginians idealize Urbanna as a classic small town, a realm of oysters and colonial tobacco kings. But this old port started as a global economic engine. The community’s museum occupies a ca. 1766 tobacco warehouse, one of many that once stood here. In these places, growers brought their harvest to a Scottish agent. The farmer received bills of credit to spend on imported goods. The warehouse operator, representing British merchants, prepared the tobacco for the world market. Enjoy the seafood and sailboats, but understand its entrepreneurial legacy stands atop an international foundation.

Location: Urbanna
Image: Creative Commons (Mojo Hand) 

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