History In Our Back Yard

Short educational articles written by FoWB volunteers designed to inform local residents about the rich history in the Wilderness Area of Orange and Spotsylvania Counties in Virginia.

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How The Wilderness Became The Wilderness

The Wilderness – The Early Years

Plantation Life In The Wilderness

An Oral History of a Local Slave Family – Part 1

An Oral History of a Local Slave Family – Part 2

Jackson’s Flank Attack and Wounding

Lafayette Dined Here