Richard F. Snow’s delightful article on Yorktown ("History Happened Here") in the September/October 1989 issue evoked memories. Our family “did” Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown in 1963, when our son and daughter were ages twelve and nine.
Our Yorktown visit in early autumn, after the elegance of Williamsburg, had a rural, isolated feeling as we discussed the American army’s victory. We too drove down a sunny, deserted road and spontaneously broke into applause as a glorious deer bounded across the path of our car.
We’ve never forgotten that moment nor felt so a part of a moment in history, though not a cannon thundered.