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THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

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June 15, 1858

Broadside 1858. P59 BOX, Special Collections, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

An Invitation to a Picnic in Wytheville Was Printed

This invitation for a picnic on June 25, 1858, was issued by a group of young men in Wytheville. Picnics were popular pastimes for people of most social classes in the mid-nineteenth century. This was probably a relatively affluent affair, sponsored by the young men of several prominent Wytheville families.