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Wilbur S Johnston

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When:
September 22, 2016 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2016-09-22T14:00:00-04:00
2016-09-22T17:00:00-04:00
Where:
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst St
Winchester, VA 22601
USA
Cost:
TO BE DETERMINED

Wilbur S Johnston

 compiled by Jim Moyer Sept 2017, updated 3/17/2017

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Originally set for Sept 2017, now Wilbur will join 2 other area authors on Sunday 3/17/2017 at Museum of Shenandoah Valley, 2pm to 430pm.

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Celebrating Wilbur S Johnston and his contributions to area history,

particularly his latest contribution:

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wilbur-s-johnston-picture-by-scott-mason-winc-star“On The Town:

Celebrating James Wood and the Founding of Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.”

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Picture of Wilbur S Johnston

at the Winchester Book Gallery

taken by Scott Mason

for the Winchester Star article

published 5 August 2016.

 

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About The Front Cover Picture

on Wilbur S Johnston’s Book

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wilbur-s-johnston-james-wood-bookAt the July, 1758, election

young Col. Washington,

after receiving

Col Bouquet’s blessing

to leave his post for this election,

Washington chose not to leave

his command of Virginia’s troops

in the Forbes Expedition

to reduce Fort Duquesne.

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His campaign manager,

Col. James Wood,

stood in his place at the voting table.

And James Wood,

founder of Winchester VA,

was illustrated here

triumphantly carried on the shoulders

of jubilant voters.

See More on that July 1758 election in this link.

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james wood for washingon 24 July 1758Notice the picture on the front cover of Wilbur S Johnston’s book.

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This illustration is from

the Graham’s Magazine in 1853

according to the

Handley Library Archives

which bases its claim on

Katherine R Glass Greene in her book,

Winchester, Virginia and Its Beginnings, 1743-181,

page 95, published 1926

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But ! I found the picture on Page 360 of Graham’s Magazine April 1854.

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More on Wilbur S Johnston:

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The collection contains items

relating to the life and experiences

of Winchester, VA resident

Wilbur S. Johnston,

including World War II rationing materials,

family genealogy,

local events, news clippings,

and oral history.

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http://www2.youseemore.com/handley/contentpages.asp?loc=382

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http://www.handleyregional.org/Handley_old/Archives/Johnston,%20Wilbur%201168.htm

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Library of Congress US Veterans History Project:

http://memory.loc.gov/diglib/vhp/bib/loc.natlib.afc2001001.00981

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Some Books By Wilbur S Johnston:

james-wood-book-and-daniel-morgan-book

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Find them at Winchester Book Gallery !

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(Note: Daniel Morgan book by a different author)

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Books by Wilbur S Johnston:

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“Forestry at Its Best –

The History of Pinetop A Virginia Outstanding Tree Farm

Paperback – 2010

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“The Battles of Milburn:

A History of the Milburn Historic District in Frederick County, Virginia”

Paperback – 2012

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Wilbur S Johnston wrote about the Woolen Mill on Kent Street Winchester VA:

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“Weaving a Common Thread:

A History of the Woolen Industry in the Top of the Shenandoah Valley”

Hard Cover 1990 by the Winchester Frederick Co Historical Society

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http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=96109

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“Milburn Methodist Chapel in Frederick County, Virginia”

Hard Cover 1984

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Maps by Wilbur S Johnston

.Winchester map 1777 002

You can find these maps by Wilbur S Johnston showing old Winchester VA at the Winchester Book Gallery.

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NOTES

EVENT IS BEING rescheduled

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A Wine and Cheese Event with History Enthusiasts

2PM to 5Pm Sunday 30 October 2016 at  , – cancelled

at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Winchester VA

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