THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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July 07, 1882
George McClumpha Wrote About an Old Point Comfort Resort
George McClumpha (born 1859) was a merchant and manager of a theater in New York. He wrote to his brother from the Hygeia Hotel at Old Point Comfort describing the resort, parties, yachting, and other pursuits. He mentions visiting Fort Monroe and describes the officers who court the ladies at the resort. The historic Chamberlin Hotel building stands now within Fort Monroe's grounds on the place where the Hygeia Hotel once stood, and today the Chamberlin Hotel serves as an apartment community for retired citizens.