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Far-west Va. county's history to be celebrated

Wednesday - 9/18/2013, 3:10am  ET

WARM SPRINGS, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is dedicating four historical markers in Bath County and settling in for a quarterly meeting in the far-western outpost.

The dedications Wednesday will include two former Rosenwald schools, which educated African-American students amid segregation. The dedication will be held at the Bath County Courthouse in Warm Springs.

Businesswoman and philanthropist Letitia Pate Whitehead Evans will also be honored with a marker. She was one of the first women to serve on the board of a major American company. The company was Coca-Cola Corp.

Finally, a marker will be dedicated at the Garth Newel Music Center. Painters William Sergeant Kendall and his wife Christine Harter Kendall established the estate as their residence in 1922.

The quarterly meeting will be held there.

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