Friday, April 22, 2016

The state of Virginia

The state of Virginia has many local legends, but first let's tell you when Virginia became a state.
Virginia became a state on June twenty- fifth 1780. Virginia's state bird is the cardinal and the state plant is the American dogwood.
Virginia' first Capital was Williamsburg, but that was from 1699 to 1780.Virginia's second Capital is Richmond.
Virginia has a local legend that takes the two main versions. The book called Weird U.S by Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman explains the legend better. In Northern Virginia  there is a bridge called the Bunnyman bridge that puts the two main versions to the test. One involves a teenager killing his family one Easter and then hanged himself off the bridge in a bunny costume. That version does seems less likely than the one about a mental patient who escaped from a bus that was transporting patients. He hid in the woods, and when people started to find rabbit carcasses around the bridge. When some teenagers were found gutted, hanging from the bridge, the local authorities put out a manhunt for the Bunnyman. Eventually they caught up with him, but just as they were about to apprehend him, he jumped in front of a train.
So if you find yourself in Virginia or Northern Virginia, be sure to check out the Bunnyman bridge or see the historic Williamsburg.

Moran Mark, Sceurman Mark, Weird U.S made in 2005

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