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  • Chapter 1 - Growing Up in West Point and Trips on Steamboats
  • Chapter 2 - The "City of Richmond"
  • Chapter 3 - Remembering How Railroads and Steamboats Cooperated
  • Chapter 4 - Marrying and Going to Baltimore on the Steamboat
  • Chapter 5 - Docking Schooners, Yachts, & Billy Mitchell
  • Chapter 6 - Rowboats, Sailboats, Crabbing
  • Chapter 7 - Remembering the James Adams Floating Theatre
  • Chapter 8 - Recalling Dirt Roads and Overheating Autos
  • Chapter 9 - Describing Getting Electric Lights in the Home
  • Chapter 10 - Getting Electricity in the Northern Neck
  • Chapter 11 - Description of Steamboat State Rooms<
  • Chapter 12 - Going to Church with his father and having wine
  • Chapter 13 - The Thriving Oyster Business of the 1930s
  • Chapter 14 - Stills on the Northern Neck
  • Chapter 15 - Remembering the importance of the Cotton Gins
  • Chapter 16 - Remembering Passenger Trains and Stagecoach
  • Chapter 17 - How Goods Came from the Richmond Market
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