In more conservative decades, Richmond, Virginia’s LGBTQ community had to build an underground scene. A man named Leo Koury exploited this by overcharging customers. He elevated his level of evil with racketeering and murder. He died in California while dodging law enforcement after being on the FBI’s most wanted list.
In the 19th century, a man named Thomas Beale apparently buried treasure worth millions of dollars in Virginia. Three ciphers were given out, one was solved describing the treasure itself. The other two (location and origin of treasure) remained unsolved. Many believe the treasure was a hoax.
Peggy Shippen was the wife of Benedict Arnold. Like her husband, she was a traitor. She was the highest paid spy in the American Revolution, being paid handsomely by the British crown. She died in England.
Henry de Montfort was a grandson of King John Of England. He joined his father Simon de Montfort in rebellion against his maternal uncle Henry III. His cousin Prince Edward (the future Edward I) tricked his army and ambushed him. Henry was the first noble to fall, his father would later join him in the ultimate defeat of war.
Terry Sanford had served North Carolina as its Governor and later as a Senator. Unlike many politicians in the South, Sanford thought racism had been immoral and while hesitant at first to do anything about it politically, he eventually did his part in the Civil Rights Movement.