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News 2006 - Third Quarter

HCHS President's Message - August 2006

We are deeply saddened by the recent death of HCHS Board member and friend to many, Sue Krimm. It is our pleasure to know someone whose enthusiasm for what they do serves as an inspiration. Sue was just that sort of person. All we had to do was give her a call with a lead on a cemetery and off she would go! If someone requested information she had already recorded, she was always willing to help. A gifted speaker, Sue presented a program on cemeteries for the Historical Society. She made it seem so interesting; the information she gathered and the people she met in the process of searching for lost cemeteries. The Global Positioning System that was used to record the locations that were sometimes in the middle of wooded areas was fascinating to learn about. Her dedication was apparent in the preface Sue wrote for "Henrico County Cemeteries" and in the poem that was chosen for the book, both of which are included in this newsletter. What a wonderful legacy Sue has left behind!

We pick up her torch and go on, in reverence for ancestors that went before us, for the benefit of descendants yet to come.

Sarah Pace

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In Memorium - Mary Susan Taylor Krimm, 1927-2006 - September, 2006

Mary Susan 'Sue' Taylor Krimm.

Mary Susan Taylor "Sue" Krimm departed this life quietly in her home on July 11. 2006. She was born on July 19, 1927 to Clarence Brooke Taylor and Inez Ruth Allender Taylor of Springfield, West Virginia. She graduated from the Medical College of Virginia School of Nursing. Sue spent 15 years in Chicago, Illinois as vice president of a risk management firm and retired back to her home in Virginia. She was a member of the William Byrd chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

At the time of her death Sue served on the Executive Board of the Henrico County Historical Society as the Chairperson of the Cemetery Committee. She and Margaret Childress spent years collecting cemetery information that was compiled in Henrico County Cemeteries for which they received the Historic Preservation Advisory Committee Award of Merit in 2005.

In the preface of the book, Sue wrote, "When the Cemetery Committee was formed by the Henrico Historical Society only Margaret Childress and I volunteered for the job. Due to our advanced age and less than robust health, I dubbed us "The One foot in the Grave Committee." Nevertheless, we went out weekly tramping through woods, across fields, and over fences, picking up ticks and chiggers along the way. We knocked on a lot of doors to garner information. We discovered that not only are the residents proud of their county, but also of their heritage. Due to development, we concentrated on documenting family cemeteries. Our research will continue and the Society will make sure that the "forgotten" cemeteries are no longer forgotten."

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An Update on the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (W3R) - September, 2006

Last Month, Senator Lieberman of Connecticut introduced the W3R National Historic Trail Designation bill. The original co-sponsor of this bill is Senator John Warner of Virginia. Congressman Hinchey of New York introduced a companion bill on the House side as well, and the co-sponsors include Congressman Jim Moran of Virginia.

Please contact Senator Alien and the member of Congress who represents your district to ask them to join as co-sponsors on these bills. Please also remember to thank Senator Warner and Congressman Moran for their efforts in support of this important legislation!

In the meantime while this proposed legislation is pending, the National Park Service is continuing with its study of the proposed designation of the W3R National Historic Trail. The National Park Service is expected to release its draft report recommending the designation later this summer.

The grand celebration of the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown is now less than three months away! For more information about the Yorktown events, www.yorkcounty.gov/tourism.

We hope to see you in Yorktown on October 19-22!

Kevin Vincent
Virginia Coordinator
Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route project

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Virginia Landmarks Register - National Register of Historic Places - Henrico County - September, 2006

List of National Register of Historic Places in Henrico County, Virginia.

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