[New Post] photography 101: Street (Wheeler’s Pond Road, Dinwiddie Va)


This is a street I used to drive everyday to go to work.  It is one of the three roads forming the Five Forks intersection in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. One of the last battles critical in bringing the American Civil War to an end happened on the battlefields surrounding this intersection on April 1, 1865. Eight days later the Civil War came to an end in Appomattox, Va.  For anyone interested, this link will take you to an article on Wikipedia explaining the significance of this skirmish between the North and the South. The Ranger Station, straight ahead, has been demolished for whatever reason since this photo was taken. The barn on the left was still there the last time I drove through this intersection, about two years ago.  I used to own a little piece of  horse property two or three miles from this intersection, and often rode Magi through this area, especially during hunting season, since the entire area is posted ‘No Hunting’. And of course it is always safer to ride roadside when the hunters are hunting and your horses color favors a deer. Some hunters will shoot at anything that moves, but that’s another story for another time.

Olivia and Oscar exploring Wheeler's Pond Road, heading toward Five Forks Battefield, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

Olivia and Oscar exploring Wheeler’s Pond Road, heading toward Five Forks Battlefield, in Dinwiddie County, Virginia.

Below is a map of where the orples are relative to the intersection. Olivia is all about learning about every subject under the sun. And she loves to share the information with others. Feel free to follow the links for more information as your curiosity inspires you. 5_forks_Sat_View

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11 responses to “[New Post] photography 101: Street (Wheeler’s Pond Road, Dinwiddie Va)

  1. “Olivia and Oscar” they are so lovely 🙂 I understand now why reminds them home my orange photograph 🙂

    You are amazing writer, whenever I have time I will read you but be sure I will read, I mean not daily but with pages of days 🙂 Thank you, love, nia

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    • Hi Gilly, Yes ma’am, it has been too long. I’ll be dropping in on you snooping here and there in my efforts to catch up. I am so happy to reconnect with the old gang. Hugs right back at ‘ya! 🙂 Thanks for dropping by to say ‘hello’ today.

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  2. It’s always fun learning with Olivia and Oscar and you do write your stories so well Marcy, that I can’t help getting stuck. hehehe. What a beautiful photo of such a beautiful place and the two of them look so adorable wandering down the road. 😀 ♥

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    • One of the final battles of our American Civil War (1861-1865) happened on that corner, so it is significant in regards to American History. The first weekend in April, some of the locals have Civil War re-enactments there. They go so far as to set up camp, dress in period costume, use real horses, and hang out all weekend for tourists and civil war buffs to check out. Magi and I used to drop in and visit the fun on occasion. I’m glad you had the chance to visit. 🙂

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