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Assateague Island

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  • Assateague Island (Virginia Department of Historic Resources)

Assateague Island is flat and low, with a memorable landscape of pine woods, marshes, and sand, partially shaped by man, in that a settlement of nearly 200 people and their livestock lived here until the 1920s. It is the outermost part of the better-known Chincoteague barrier island chain popularized by Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague (1947) and the later film (1960). The island as a whole is a wildlife refuge and a National Seashore operated by the commonwealth of Virginia and the National Park Service.

Writing Credits

Richard Guy Wilson et al.


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Richard Guy Wilson et al., "Assateague Island", [, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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