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Winchester is a town in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, USA. The town is both a good base for exploring the rest of the valley as well as a picturesque historical site in its own right.

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  1. During the Civil War, Winchester was occupied by the Union Army for four major periods:
  2. Winchester was the first city south of the Potomac River to install electric light.
  3. Winchester is the location of the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, which has been held since 1924.
  4. Winchester was home to Capitol Record's East Coast Pressing Plant. It was closed in 1988.
  5. Rick Santorum, an American attorney and Republican Party politician, who ended presidential campaign and endorsed Marco Rubio, was born in Winchester.

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