"By the 1820s, the diverse peoples who settled the Valley of Virginia had lived together for several generations. Shaped by the common experiences of the American Revolution, the founding of the United States, and the market revolution, ethnic differences began to fade. Cultural persistence remained strongest among the Virginia Germans. Many Virginia Germans maintained their language and unique customs throughout the 1800s, but after 1820 they began moving toward the mainstream of American life." Read more HERE
A German man built this house in 1820, about 50 miles from where it now sits.
Linking with Signs, Signs
(I'll show inside the houses eventually. City Daily Photo rules are one photo a day which sometimes I break the rule with using 2, like today, but I hate to over-do it!)