Historic & Scenic Landscapes

The Piedmont’s beautiful vistas also present some of America’s most historic terrain-where visionaries, pioneers, farmers, generals, soldiers, slaves and Presidents lived and left their mark.


photo simulation of tower site

Rangel Communication Proposes 199-ft Tower in Thoroughfare Gap

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The following text was taken from an email alert sent out on April 16, 2021. Sign up for PEC email alerts >> Photo simulation facing southwest towards the tower site. Red line marks the location and the height of the ...
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Waterloo Bridge re-opened

The Long Road to Waterloo Bridge

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A rehabilitated Waterloo Bridge, now open again to vehicle traffic. Photo by Hugh Kenny, PEC. When I saw “replacement” of the circa 1878 Waterloo Bridge—the oldest metal truss bridge still in service in Virginia at the time—on the Fauquier County ...
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aerial shot from Bull Run Mountains

History at the Top of Bull Run Mountain

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Bull Run Mountains. Credit Hugh Kenny, PEC. Stretching 15 miles from the village of Aldie in Loudoun County south to New Baltimore in Fauquier County, the Bull Run Mountains have stories to tell. The mountain range is home to 10 ...
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Earl Hawkins and family stand in front of old chimney

Honoring the Sacrifice Made for a Park We Love

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Earl “Kit" Hawkins (right) and family stand in front of the chimney of the Hawkins’ Hazel Mountain home in spring 2019. Credit: Kristie Kendall, PEC. One unseasonably warm, early spring morning, I walked down Hungry Horse Lane in Rappahannock County ...
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drone image of St. Louis

Historic Howard Property in St. Louis

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In 2018, a housing development project was proposed on the former Howard property. PEC has worked with Friends of St. Louis and others in the community to push back against this proposal. Learn more >> In this northeastward view of ...
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