Ted Kamieniak collected these fifteen superb articles to amaze and fascinate all who feel "history" is simply a well-worn path. Each selection delivers fresh perspective and intriguing events connected to Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Fastidiously investigated and painstakingly written, this eclectic compilation presents little-visited neighborhoods of historical inquiry. Meet Fredericksburg's first cop on the beat; discover the persistence of hoodoo and conjuration in black plantation society; delve into the account of State Senator Benjamin Pitts and Fredericksburg's first drive-in movie theater—and so much more! Whether your interests lie in social history, vernacular architecture, historic technology or folkways, you will find this book an entertaining and profitable read.