Virginian Remembered on Long Island

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Thu Jul 4 17:58:55 EDT 2013

NY fans (or visitors to New York City and Long Island) this summer might want to
visit Planting Fields – the estate of William Robertson Coe, a long time
director, (1910-1955) and brief time president (1940s) etc of the Virginian

Until September 2, they have an exhibit on Coe’s railway interests, particularly
the Virginian.

The Virginian had a tugboat named for Coe – after the merger the unsentimental
N&W renamed it the R.B. Claytor.


In any case -- there are lovely gardens there -- so the guys can take their
wives for the day, and surprise them (promise the arboretum, and sneak up on the

Jim Guthrie

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