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Crowds at the Confederate Reunion, 1908

Crowds at the Confederate Reunion, 1908

Name:  Crowds at the Confederate Reunion, 1908

Date:  July 21, 1908

Image Number:  RollTwoNeg1

Comments:  Burgess took this panoramic photo of south side of Main Street in Scottsville where a crowd had gathered to hear several speakers during the 1908 Confederate Reunion.   Scottsville entered into their reunion preparations with full gusto, and many citizens were heavily involved in the day's success.  As reported in the Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 22, 1908: "The people of the town entered into the occasion with the greatest interest, which was evidenced by the beautiful and elaborate decorations.  The stores, post office, banks, offices, and many residences were literally covered with drapery and Confederate and United States flags.  The little town looked beautiful and the hundreds of people who were here must have been convinced that 'Scottsville knows how to do things.'"

See the image below as a guide to these buildings on Main Street:

(1)  Harris Building - a two-story brick store built c. 1840 by Miletus Harris, a wheelwright and merchant.  At first the Harris family lived on the second floor of this building until their home was built on Harrison Street next to the Baptist Church. 
(2)  Mrs. Sclater's Hotel
(3)  Charles Moon's Mercantile - He sold 'fancy groceries' in this store that sat right over Mink Creek.  Note that many of the crowd stood on the wooden bridge that crossed over the creek on Main Street.
(4)  Dr. J.P. Blair's Dental Office - Dr. Blair ran his dental office on the second floor of this building beside Mink Creek.  A small grocery store operated on this building's first floor.
(5)  Brady Building (corner of Valley and Main Streets) - This building served as the first public school in Scottsville from 1876-1906.

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Image Located On:  Capturing Our Heritage, CDB3

Crowds at the Confederate Reunion, 1908



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