Exploring with Digital History

I explored my home area of Manassas, VA on Historypin and the result were what I was expecting. The few pins that appeared were focused on the Civil War battlefield and the area around the downtown train station. My experience with Historypin was very simple, in that it showed a few old photographs and a few lines of text related to it. The battlefield photos were interesting in that it overlayed the older photo on top of a current image at the same spot. This allowed me to see how the area has changed since the original photo was taken. I got the sense that these photos on the battlefield were trying to show how the area looked in the past as people are currently walking through the area. There are not that many uploaded at the moment, maybe 5 or 6 images, so it did not take me long to go through all of them.

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