‘Misty of Chincoteague’ home saved by fans from around the country

Story outline The 1947 book Misty of Chincoteague and subsequent series by author Marguerite Henry immortalized Virginia ponies. Bebe Ranch, Misty’s former home, is preserved as a museum. Over $450,000 was raised from around the world, with the purchase price reaching $625,000. Chincoteague, Virginia (Wavy) – The home of Misty, the most famous of Chincoteague’s […]

Virginia designates Chincoteague Island pony as official state horse

The Virginia legislature on Tuesday approved a bill designating the Chincoteague Island pony the official federal pony. The bill was introduced by Republican State Representative Robert Broxom, Jr., a resident of the East Coast of Virginia, where Chincoteague Island is located. CHincoteague, Virginia – July 25: Wild ponies flock to Assateague Sound for the annual […]