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1925 Yorktown Country Club Letter to Lee Phillips - Distinguished Members Content


The 1929 stock market crash and subsequent Great Depression brought to a screeching halt the plans for the Yorktown Country Club. When the market crashed, the Riverview Course was laid out and construction on the Lakeview Course and the large hotel/manor had begun. The misfortune that befell the country during that time was just the thing that saved and helped to preserve the site of the Siege of Yorktown.
The Siege of Yorktown essentially ended the Revolutionary War, with Marquis de Lafayette managing a victory over General Cornwallis and Great Britain's troops. With the plans for a country club at Yorktown on hold, the community was able to see the need for preservation of the historically significant land. Today, the Yorktown Colonial National Historical Park serves to commemorate the importance that Yorktown had in the Revolutionary War.

Offered here is a letter from 1925 from R. Allyn Lewis to member Lee Phillips. The letter appears to be to update Mr. Phillips on the various "distinguished foreign statesmen, soldiers, diplomats, and noblemen" that were to be members of the Yorktown Country Club. Original envelope is included.

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1925 Yorktown Country Club Letter to Lee Phillips - Distinguished Members Content1925 Yorktown Country Club Letter to Lee Phillips - Distinguished Members Content1925 Yorktown Country Club Letter to Lee Phillips - Distinguished Members Content1925 Yorktown Country Club Letter to Lee Phillips - Distinguished Members Content
1925 Yorktown Country Club Letter to Lee Phillips - Distinguished Members Content
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