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This Is What Virginia Looked Like 100 Years Ago… It May Surprise You

From its inception as an agriculture colony for Britain to its vital role in the Revolutionary War to its ongoing contributions to manufacturing, trade, economics and government, Virginia has served as a pivotal part of the development of our nation’s history. As we continue to move into the 21st century, its easy to look at Virginia for what she is today. But many changes have occurred over time, in particular, the last 100 years. As you will see in the photos below, some of the most iconic places, site and cities have undergone dramatic changes…while other remain much the same.

From fashion trends to economic shifts, it’s true that nothing stays the same forever. And yet, it’s interesting to see the places and things that have changed the most. What are the most significant changes you’ve seen in Virginia during your lifetime? We would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

Anna Strock
Virginia staff writer for Only in Your State, freelance writer and journalist. Even though Anna has lived other places, somehow Virginia is where she always seems to land.