Saturday, June 13, 2009

Of Bygone Days......

In the 18th and 19th centuries Fredericksburg was a thriving port city. The Rappahannock River has since silted up and is no longer open to commercial traffic. I've been told that barge traffic did continued into the early 70s.

In its heyday this road would have been full of wagons, carts, and other modes of transport moving cargo up and down to the City Dock below. The wall to the left was recently rebuilt as it was originally--stacked stone with no mortar.

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