Valley of the Shadows is a web site that deals with primary resources to tell the story of two towns before, during, and after the Civil War. The wealth of knowledge that history enthusiasts can gain from this web site is incredible. The primary information seems endless. Examining the primary information is a rewarding experience that is made easy with the wealth of information that is available. The interactivity creates an excellent learning experience for visual learners.
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