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Travel: Sequoia National Park

Posted by on Oct 18, 2011 in Featured, Travel | 1 comment

Ever been somewhere, looked up, and thought, That’s a really big tree. Well, unless you were standing in Sequoia National Park, or...

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History: Jamestown

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in History | Comments Off on History: Jamestown

  What Sir Walter Raleigh and his Roanoke Island colonists failed to accomplish, the Jamestown settlers achieved: the first permanent...

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Travel: Yorktown, Virginia

Posted by on Apr 11, 2010 in Travel | Comments Off on Travel: Yorktown, Virginia

Yorktown existed as a town beginning in 1691, or 80 years before it became famous. It was named “York” after the city in...

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History: Ellis Island

Posted by on Nov 24, 2009 in History | Comments Off on History: Ellis Island

For the twelve million immigrants who came through Ellis Island, and their now 100 million descendants, these 27.5 acres are sacred...

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Americana: Gettysburg

Posted by on Oct 9, 2009 in Americana, Travel | Comments Off on Americana: Gettysburg

“The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here.” President Abraham...

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Travel: Blue Ridge Parkway

Posted by on Jun 23, 2009 in Americana, Travel | 2 comments

Now, this is what a stimulus project is supposed to be. Authorized by Congress during the Great Depression, much of the early work on the...

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