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History of Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sunday, April 21, 2013

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. Throughout the weekend of April 20-22 we feature the history of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Hosted by our Cox cable partners, we recently explored the history of Cape Henry, the Adam Thoroughgood House, Union Kempsville High School, the Old Coast Guard Station, the USS Monitor Center and the Naval Air Station Oceana.

Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:34am (ET)

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