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Walk through history and see Olde Towne’s origins and it’s continued evolution.
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The Marquis de Lafayette was a hero of the American Revolution, having orchestrated the blockade of British reinforcements at Chesapeake Bay, allowing the Americans to win the Battle of Yorktown and ultimately the war. He returned to American in 1824 and toured much of the east coast, including a stopover in Portsmouth. Today, there is a pyramid monument in City Park commemorating the centennial of his visit, an arch built for the American bicentennial dedicated to Lafayette on Crawford Street, and a stone marker in the 200 block of High Street.