Smithfield Station Timeline
November 24th 1986
Main building and the Restaurant open
During a visit to Berlin, Germany, President Ronald Reagan challenges Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
First annual Poker Run. The event still takes place the second Saturday in July
Nintendo releases the Game Boy portable video game system in North America
“Simpsons” premiered on Fox-TV
First annual Raft Race. The event is still a tradition every year in June
Lighthouse and raw bar open
Invention of the DVD is announced
Raw bar converted to guest rooms
Historic Downtown Main Street is revitalized with an extensive beautification project
Google is founded
Livin’ la Vida Loca is a top US single
September 13th 2001
The Inner Banks (IBX) bar and grill opens
The town of Smithfield celebrates its 250th anniversary by constructing the world’s largest Ham Biscuit and is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Hurricane Isabelle creates a 9.5ft surge, the highest recorded tide ever
The Boston Red Sox win the World Series for the first time since 1918, breaking the “Curse of the Bambino”
Grey’s Anatomy premieres
Fortune Magazine ranks Smithfield Foods among America’s most admired companies!
Virginia celebrates its 400th anniversary
The Lodge opens
Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympics, winning eight.
May 22nd 2009
Windsor Castle Park is dedicated
Fifa World Cup is held in South Africa. It is the first time the games are held in Africa
Inn remodeled and updated to match Lodge Rooms or The Lodge
Smithfield Station celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary!