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.


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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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Groundbreaking for New Memorial Site Honoring African American History

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Earlier this winter, The Piedmont Environmental Council was proud to join with The Freedom Foundation, Reverend Douglas T. Greene of Ebenezer Baptist Church, and members of the Tingler family, at the groundbreaking for a new memorial site in Culpeper County ...
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Judy Mahanes looks at headstone

Against All Odds: Re-Discovering Walker Cobler and His Legacy

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Judy Mahanes looks at one of the headstones in the cemetery on her property. Photo by Kristie Kendall, PEC. The rolling hills dotted with patches of forest and large tracts of grazing land off John Tucker Road in Madison County ...
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Action Alert: Righting a Wrong – Help Bring Untold Histories to Light

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Aerial photo of Weyanoke by Will Parson, Chesapeake Bay Program; historic map of the Chesapeake courtesy of the Library of Congress; illustration of Virginia Indian shell gorgets courtesy of UVA; headstone at the Fishermen’s Lodge cemetery in Little Petersburg by ...
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Jordan River Bridge Under Threat

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This text was taken from an email alert sent out on January 8, 2021. Sign up for email alerts >> Jordan River Bridge in December. Photo by Claire Catlett. Map by Watsun Randolph. Dear Supporter, I am writing today to ...
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