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Daniel Fox Elkins

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Date published: 1/6/2013

Daniel Fox Elkins

"If you are reading this, it means that I have moved on from this life and into a better place. These past six or seven years would not have been possible without my having received a lung transplant. It has been a wonderful life and I have much to be thankful for.

"I was born on Feb. 23, 1943, to Hal and Lois Elkins and have been a lifelong resident of Fredericksburg. I spent my youth growing up on Caroline Street, on the banks of the Rappahannock River. It was a great place for adventure and intrigue! While I have seen many changes to our fair city, it remained my home and I am grateful for those of you that helped to "keep it local."

"I graduated from James Monroe High School with the class of 1960, but had so much fun I decided to do some "continuing education" so that I could walk with the class of '61, as well. I've remained active and enjoyed my relationships with both of these classes over the years.

"With the rich history of our area, I became interested in Civil War relics and have been an avid hunter of these relics and their history for close to 50 years. So many tales these pieces of history could tell, and I enjoyed getting together regularly with the other local hunters to share our latest finds and reminisce about a time gone by. I especially enjoyed going on many hunts (both local and out of state) with my good friend Dennis Cox. Dennis, I thank you for sharing this passion with me and all of your invaluable research in identifying places to hunt--it was always fruitful and fun. This "hobby" was a deep and serious interest for me and I enjoyed every bit of it, especially time spent with the other hunters in the Fredericksburg Relic Hunters Association.

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