While campaigning for the Republican ticket in Albemarle County this weekend, Grand Old Partisan came across the birthplace of Meriwether Lewis. Now hemmed in by modern-day roads and such, Locust Hill was once in back-of-beyond Virginia.
Here is a link to an item about the campaigning and an event where Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Robert Hurt spoke to the volunteers: http://grandoldpartisan.typepad.com/blog/2012/09/charlottesville-virginia.html
Michael Zak is a popular speaker to Republican organizations around the country. Back to Basics for the Republican Party is his acclaimed history of the GOP, cited by Clarence Thomas in a Supreme Court decision. He is also the author of the 2005 Republican Freedom Calendar. His Grand Old Partisan website celebrates more than fifteen decades of Republican heroes and heroics. See www.grandoldpartisan.com and @Michael_Zak for more information.