April, 2021


Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Joseph O’Donnell

This is our 100th issue and we are about to move forward and make this, and all following issues, grow again. During the pandemic we had laid low, but we intend to sally forth to capture our readers hearts again!!!

                    Joseph J. O’Donnell-publisher

Culpeper’s Early Settlers by Joseph J. O’Donnell

Thursday, April 1st, 2021
Joseph J. O'Donnell
Joseph J. O’Donnell


The earliest inhabitants known to the area were the Manaoac tribes. They lived along the Rappahannock River west of Fredericksburg and east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. These native people were known as the Piedmont Tribes and were hunters and gatherers, and also practiced farming. Their success with this was due to the fertile soil made rich with by the run-off of minerals by streams and rivers from the Blue Ridge Mountains. Their crops consisted of corn and squash.