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By Dale Paige Talley

In 1837, the Richmond, Fredericksburg, and Potomac Railroad laid its iron-capped wood rails from Richmond to Aquia Creek. There, passengers may perhaps meet a stagecoach that might shipping them to the railroad-owned steamship line and cruise up the Potomac to Washington. In among their outset and vacation spot was once a boggy, overgrown quarter referred to as the Slashes, which appeared the proper relaxation cease for weary tourists throughout the 1850s. The sector used to be renamed Ashland, after local son Henry Clay's domestic in Kentucky. by means of 1867, the Civil warfare had introduced fiscal cave in and a resultant melancholy, and as a city that had depended on profit from playing, horseracing, and different relaxation actions, Ashland confronted severe demanding situations to its very lifestyles. Randolph-Macon university, initially in Mecklenburg County, made a care for Ashland that may store either the city and the nation's oldest Methodist university by means of reestablishing its campus alongside their railroad tracks.

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