May 8, 2014

A Rail Instead of a Stone Wall


Franklin Cliffs Overlooks has this railing instead of the usual stone wall that we see so often along Skyline Drive. I can't say there's no stone wall here because there's a sign about "Stonewall" — Jackson, that is!

Stonewall Jackson's Marches
The Shenandoah Valley below was the scene of much of Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's activity, during the first two years of the Civil War. His swift and secret marches earned his troops the name of "foot cavalry."

Jackson's Valley Campaign supplied the lean Confederacy with captured materials of war. His victories resulted in many Union troops being withheld from the first sustained campaign against Richmond, for the defense of Washington, D.C.


Let's take another look at the view of Shenandoah Valley.


Linking to: Good Fences

23 comments:

  1. Oh, my, those are beautiful views! Forget the fence!

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  2. Such grand vistas! I wonder what Stonewall would think looking out from there today.

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  4. great scenery if bitter history

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  5. They have been using some square cut wood along the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Roanoke area. I guess it is more "green" than metal but then they have to cut a lot of trees down to make them.

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  6. What a marvelous view! Great post

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  7. ahhhhh that view!! clever play on stonewall ;)

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  8. what a marvelous view! love the big rail, too! thanks, linda!

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  9. We've stopped at this overlook several times. The views are spectacular, as was Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign.

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  10. What an amazing view. I love the muted colours it creates.

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  11. All great however my favorite is the first one. Marvelous perspective, lovely scene and great fence.

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  12. All great however my favorite is the first one. Marvelous perspective, lovely scene and great fence.

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  13. Beautiful, not just the fence either!

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  14. the Shenandoah Valley has always sounded romantic to me, until you remember the history.but it is good to be reminded.

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  15. Great shots and that last view is breathtaking, Thanks for linking in.

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  16. Lovely views and a great fence shot..

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  17. Wow, such an amazing view!

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  18. Grand view over the valley - especially with the misty blue haze.

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  19. what a GREAT post. My brother would love your photos and history connection - and I liked the rail and stone wall connection. :)

    we have had only one trip to the Shen. Valley and I look forward to going again - and I liked your different vies.
    ~yvette

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