Stratford Hall, Virginia

IMG_0630Stratford Hall was built by Thomas Lee in the 1730’s, it is one of the great houses of America.  Four generations of the Lee family lived there.  Henry Lee and Francis Lightfoot Lee the only two brothers who signed the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War hero “Light Horse Harry” Lee and his son  Civil war General Robert E Lee who was born at Straford in 1807.

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Henry Lee IV worked in the post office department in 1825 through the influence of John Calhoun and Chief Justice Marshall.

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Today Stratford Hall has its own US Post Office situated beside the Gift shop.

 

 

Daytona Beach Florida

images (3)Famous explorer Ponce de Leon, during his 1513 search for the Fountain of Youth, discovered the now-popular DeLeon Springs, located just west of Daytona Beach.

 

Daytona Beach Post Office 3 - CopyThe U.S. Post Office at 220 North Beach Street in Daytona Beach, Florida, United States is a historic building. On June 30, 1988, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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Automobile racing became a regular pastime along the hard-packed beaches at the turn of the 20th Century. Ormond Beach became known as the “birthplace of speed” due to the various landspeed records set there. In 1947, the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing was founded in Daytona Beach. Motorsports gained new ground in 1959 with the opening of the Daytona International Speedway, which continues to satisfy hundreds of thousands of speed-hungry fans each year.

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Today, the Daytona Beach area entertains approximately 8 million visitors each year.

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Tourists visit from around the world to recreate  and enjoy one of the most beautiful, family-friendly beaches in Florida.