Real Estate: Williamsburg's New Flavor

When John D. Rockefeller Jr. visited Williamsburg, Va., in 1926, it had all the charm of an unkempt graveyard. Block after block of ramshackle, weather-leached houses seemed to lean into each other for support. Rockefeller threw his formidable support into founding and nurturing Colonial Williamsburg, Inc., a richly endowed corporation that transformed the city's old section into a tourist attraction by painstakingly restoring its splendor as Virginia's former capital. Ever since, Colonial Williamsburg has been successfully transforming history into a lively happening.

Last week in Williamsburg, Arkansas' Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, who...

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