Over 250 photos and eloquent text reveal the majesty of Virginia's James River. Explore the river from its humble beginnings on private property to the point where it meets one of the nation's busiest seaports. See Class V rapids in the heart of Richmond as nowhere else in America. The text includes a final interview of country music legend Jimmy Dean, which took place a short time before his death, and whose estate and final resting place are on the James River. Read remarks from U.S. Senator Mark Warner and other government officials about the river's importance to Virginia. Learn the historical significance of this beautiful natural resource through anecdotal notes and period photographs.