The Bungalow in the York River

Bunny Trails: They’re one of the best parts of doing historical research. And while researching Penniman, Virginia, I read newspaper accounts from Pennimanites, talking about a house “sitting on stilts” in the York River. And while systematically...

Village For Sale. Cheap.

Incredible researcher and smart cookie Mark Hardin has made another remarkable discovery. He found an advertisement (dated October 1922) in the Richmond Times Dispatch, offering the Village of Penniman for sale. By this time, most of the contents of the WW1 munitions...

Our First Public Talk on Penniman!

Thursday night, David Spriggs and I gave our first talk on Penniman, Virginia’s Own Ghost Town. While preparing our powerpoint presentation, I learned two things I had not known before: 1)¬† Sometime in 1917 or 1918, a German sub made its way to the York River,...