While the Civil War didn’t fully arrive in Chesterfield until May of 1864, one of the Confederacy’s major means of transporting troops and goods quickly was the Richmond and Danville Railroad. It was designed and its construction supervised by Chesterfield engineer Andrew Talcott.
There are dog people and there are cat people, and then there is Pauline Bokkon. After moving with her late husband, Julius Bokkon, to Chesterfield from West Virginia in1951, they built a house in what is now the Meadowbrook school district. With only a tenth-grade education she had to find a source of income, she said.
In looking for ways to enjoy this year’s Spring Break there’s no need to look any further than Chesterfield County itself. With natural splendor and glimpses of paradise often only a short drive or walk away, there is something for everyone around every corner of our large county.
Honesty, they say, is the best policy, and honest theatre helps us to understand the lives of others. Swift Creek Mill Theatre’s musical presentation of “Quilters” honesty portrays the lives, experiences and emotions of seven pioneer women.
Wednesday, April 13
Early Literacy Story Time. 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. at Enon Library; 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. at Chester Library; 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. at Central. Details: 530-3403 (Enon) or 748-6314 (Chester), 748-1603 (Central).
Spring Acoustic Concert Series presents The Campbell Family Band. 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Central Library. Details: 748-1603.
As Chesterfield’s school board began integrating faculty and staff within the schools system, after a Federal ruling forced the integration, the school board began the process in 1966, although the number of black faculty in white schools would be limited to six.
If you’re ever in the backwoods of Chesterfield County and see a grey-haired gentleman investigating every inch of the tree-filled landscape, don’t be alarmed, it’s probably just Major Robert J. Forman on one of his “train walks.”