Tag Archives: African Americans

Buried Truth: Pete Hill’s family roots run long and deep in Virginia soil: Part One

Photo of Lizzie Seals contributed by the Pete Hill’s descendants. Baseball Hall of Famer and most likely the son of former slaves, John Preston “Pete” Hill, born in the village of Buena, Culpeper County, Va. in 1882, lived his entire adult life north of the Mason-Dixon Line. He played ball, not for fame or fortune, …

ZANN’S PLACE: Digging deeper into interesting stories

Photo: Excerpt from an Article published Aug.16, 1877 in The Monongahela Republican source, Newspapers.com. The referenced Culpeper Times of 1877 has no association with the current-day Culpeper Times publication. Another teaser to feed your “anticipation.” Coming to a newspaper near you- that would be the Culpeper Times, of course- will be a series of stories on a tragic act of terrorism in our …