Synopses & Reviews
Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Old Dominion has to offer! Whether youre a born-and-raised Virginian, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Virginia Curiosities
will have you laughing out loud as Sharon Cavileer takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Old Dominion State.
Meet Gary Stiteler, owner of Glens Fair Price Store—a curiosity shop that has been open since 1941. Ask him how to get a Confederate uniform or a replica of the famous ball gown worn in Gone with the Wind. Visit the First Peanut Museum in the U.S.A. and learn about the history of the peanut, from antique planters and cultivators to peanut scoopers, all thanks to the Waverly Womens Club.
Relive the glory of the old south at Berry Hill: Wander around the stately white home, now a resort, and view the free-standing mahogany horseshoe staircase acclaimed as one of the finest stairs in the country.
This definitive collection of the Old Dominion's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things is filled with quirky photographs throughout and maps for each region. Virginia Curiosities includes humorous state facts and amusing stories and serves as a combination almanac, off-the-wall travel guide, and wacky news gazette.
About the Author
Sharon Cavileer, freelance writer, photographer, and public relations counselor, has been writing professionally since 1982 specializing in features and travel. As the media relations officer for The Prince William County Park Authority, she served as spokesperson for four years and as the on-air host of Recreation and Leisure, a cable television show. As spokeswoman for the Prince William/Manassas Conference and Visitors Bureau, she has appeared as guest on numerous television and radio programs. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers, The Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and The Greater Manassas Chamber of Commerce.