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The City of Newport News, Virginia was incorporated in 1896 but had been in development since 1880 when Collis P. Huntington began his extension of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway System to Newport News Point. In this collection are several booklets that describe the historical development of the City of Newport News and some of her early businesses. Looking through these booklets will give the reader an idea of how the City developed over time.

 
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