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The Old Dominion and the Mother of Presidents are the nicknames for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Eight Presidents were born here, from George Washington to Woodrow Wilson. This is the largest number of Presidents born in any one state. Other famous folks from Virginia are Shirley MacLaine, Warren Beatty, Roy Clark, Booker T. Washington, and Ella Fitzgerald. St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, is where Patrick Henry made his famous "Give me Liberty or Give me Death" speech. The tourism slogan of the state “Virginia is for Lovers” and part of that love is the cuisine. They say there is more to their food than peanuts and that would be correct. The coast and the bay of Virginia offer fresh and delicious seafood. Center state is home to wine, comfort foods and apples. To the north, you will find wines and mushrooms and in the valley, peaches, foul, and apples. Lastly, the mountains offer fare this is rib-sticking goodness. A must see is the home of Thomas Jefferson’s, Monticello. Surrounded by trees and lush gardens, this home is a look into Jefferson’s 40 year obsession. Virginia was also the site of two surrenders; the British surrender ending the American Revolutionary War at Yorktown and the end of the American Civil War at Appomattox. Beautiful Virginia is part of the Atlantic Flyway, a route for birds migrating along the Atlantic coast, and provides important resting and feeding grounds. An engineering wonder can be found in the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, the world's largest bridge-tunnel complex.