Mae's Real Stories

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Friday, June 01, 2007


Leesylvania State Park, Woodbridge, VA

Leesylvania State Park is a beautiful area on the Potomac River and the Occoquan Bay. You can drive there in less than one hour from Miriam and Alice's house in Fairfax. I went there to see what I could find. The train tracks go right through the park on a very tall bridge. I heard trains going by. The train went along the beach here before the park was built.

I walked in the woods a little bit, I looked at the sandy beach with a few shells washed up on it, and I watched some boats. I saw a tall heron on a log. I watched some men putting their boats in the water too.

A very long time ago, a family named Lee lived on this land: they had a farm here. Two men in the family were very famous. One was "Lighthorse" Harry Lee, who was a general in the Revolutionary War with George Washington. Harry's son was Robert E. Lee, and he was also a famous general. You will learn more about the Lee family when you study American history.

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