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even supposing local americans have lived alongside the banks of the Occoquan for hundreds of thousands of years, John Smith used to be the 1st ecu to go to the realm, arriving on the river�s mouth in 1608. right here he encountered the Dogue Indians, from whose language the river and city take their names. With the arriving of settlers, Occoquan�s place on the assembly of the Tidewater and Piedmont made it perfect for water-related and trade. via the tip of the 18th century, it boasted one of many first automatic gristmills within the state. in the course of the Civil battle, Occoquan housed either Union and accomplice troops and was once the sight of a number of small engagements. In 1972, the river, which had supplied such a lot of advertisement and leisure advantages, printed a extra harmful part as flooding from typhoon Agnes brought on serious harm. the folks of Occoquan rebuilt, and town developed into the glorious mix of previous and new that provides it the original personality noticeable today.

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