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September 29, 2013 / Joanne Yeck

Buckingham Migrations: Richmond, Virginia

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Photo Courtesy Kitty Snow

Buckingham slate graces the Mortuary Chapel at Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, a permanent reminder of the many families, including my Woodsons, who migrated from Buckingham County to Richmond at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.  Tom Woodson (b. 1875) became a conductor on the Richmond streetcar, a far cry from farming, hunting, and whittling at his home on Muddy Creek.

Interested in Tom Woodson’s transition from country to city, I was drawn to Kitty Snow’s first book, From a Richmond Streetcar: Life through the lens of Harris Stilson (Dietz Press, 2013). Read more about her and her great-grandfather’s photography in the July 10th post: Buckingham County: Migration to Richmond

Kitty Snow is preparing a new book, On the West Clay Line, and she’s using crowd funding to help her with the project.  Visit her Kickstarter page and learn how you can be a part of preserving Richmond’s history: Richmond, 1919: pictures and stories

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