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Here’s a look back at 1969

First Family:

Governor Holton – campaigning for Governor, elected in 1969 and taking office in 1970 as
Virginia is for Lovers takes off.
Governor Tim Kaine – turning 11 years old.
First Lady Anne Holton – enjoying the fifth grade at Crystal Spring Elementary School in Roanoke.


• First class postage stamp – 6 cents
• Gallon of gas – 35 cents
• Loaf of bread – 20 cents
• Gallon of milk - $1.10
• Dozen eggs – 62 cents
• New car - $2,000
• New house - $27,900
• Median household income - $8,389
• Ticket to Woodstock - $6

Other interesting things from 1969:

• L. Douglas Wilder elected to state senate from Richmond
• Hurricane Camille devastates portions of Nelson County
• Woodstock Music Festival held in upstate New York
• The New York “Miracle” Mets upset the powerful Baltimore Orioles 4 games to 1 in the
  1969 World Series
• Top songs included Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In – 5th Dimension, Honkey Tonk
  Women – The Rolling Stones, Come Together – The Beatles
• The United States was in the middle of some of the worst days of the Viet Nam conflict
• Led Zepplin released its first album – Led Zepplin I
• The Boeing 747 makes its maiden flight
• John Lennon records Give Peace a Chance
• Neil Armstrong becomes the first man to walk on the moon
• Sesame Street premiers on PBS
• Richard M. Nixon is sworn in as 37th President of the United States

The world's only Virginia is for Lovers corn maze debuted in Fauquier County In September of 2008
The world's only Virginia is for Lovers corn maze debuted in Fauquier County In September of 2008



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