Category Archives: History

Remember Goliad!

January 25-27, 2019 We finally made it into Texas on I-10 and were shocked when we saw mile marker 880… as in 880 miles on I-10 to cross Texas. We had planned stops at several National Parks but the government … Continue reading

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World War II Museum – New Orleans, LA

January 17-19 & 23, 2019 The World War II Museum is one of the best museums I have visited. There is so much to see, hear, and do that one day would never be enough. In fact I spent four … Continue reading

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Montgomery, Alabama

December 12, 2018, January 11-12, 2019 So much history! I grew up in the 1950s and 1960s so much of what I’ve been learning wasn’t taught when I was in school. That’s because the fight for civil rights wasn’t history … Continue reading

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Tuskegee Airmen

December 12, 2018 “They said we didn’t have the intelligence, demeanor, the courage to be combat pilots. They learned different. All we needed was a chance and training.” Col. Charles E. McGee, Pilot, c. 2005 The “Tuskegee Experiment” was meant … Continue reading

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Selma, Alabama

December 11, 2018 The Selma Interpretive Center and the National Park Service Interpretive Center tell the story of those who nonviolently fought for the right to vote. These events occurred 100 years after the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments to … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver Museum & Tuskegee Institute

December 10, 2018 This was an amazing man. Born a slave; Small in size; Frail and sickly; Black when it wasn’t good to be black with all the added hurdles and hardships that came with it. And yet, he left … Continue reading

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Battle or New Orleans – Chalmette, Louisiana

December 2, 2018 I want to clear up some misconceptions about this battle. These were “facts” I had been taught way back when I was in elementary, junior high, and high school. First, the Treaty of Ghent that formally ended … Continue reading

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