Category Archives: National Park

Jimmy Carter NHS, Plains, GA

January 6, 2022 Most National Park sites represent “old” history, i.e., events that happened before I was born. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is different. I was old enough to vote in the presidential election that pitted Jimmy Carter … Continue reading

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Andersonville NHS, Andersonville, GA

December 31, 2021 The day we visited was cloudy and dozens of vultures circled above us. While that felt eerie it also seemed fitting. The Andersonville National Historic Site encompasses a portion of the notorious Civil War Andersonville prison camp. … Continue reading

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National Prisoner of War Museum, Andersonville, GA

December 31, 2021 Every war-related museum – from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan – that I have visited celebrates our armed forces strength, power, bravery, and perseverance. Except this one. The National Prisoner of War Museum, part of … Continue reading

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Kennesaw Mountain NBP

December 14, 2021 I really liked this visitor center’s museum and gift shop/bookstore. Unfortunately, the theater was closed so, no film. I drooled over and could have spent a lot of money on books but…I already owned about half of … Continue reading

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Congaree National Park

December 2, 2021 The Congaree National Park was formerly known as the Congaree Swamp National Monument. But, repeat after me…Congaree is not a swamp, it’s a floodplain. That’s the first thing I learned. The gift shop at the visitor center … Continue reading

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Guildford Courthouse NMP, North Carolina

November, 26, 2021 There are several ways to enjoy this park. One is to attend a ranger-led walking tour. Another is to take the driving tour or to walk the trails along which the fighting occurred. Finally, you can spend … Continue reading

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Colonial Fredericksburg, VA

November 21-22, 2021 I lived in Fredericksburg, VA from 1974 until 1978. But at that time, as a newly minted enginerd, I wasn’t too interested in its history. Forty-three years later, I spent a week exploring the town and the … Continue reading

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Civil War Fredericksburg, VA

November 17-20, 2021 Fredericksburg, VA linked the Union’s capital, Washington, DC, to the Confederate’s capital, Richmond, VA. During the Civil War that made Fredericksburg a target. Four major battles were fought in and around this town between 1862 and 1864. … Continue reading

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Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

October 6, 2021 South Dakotans, knowing they would be at ground zero during a nuclear war, had varying opinions about the missiles in their midst. Some objected to being targets. That’s understandable. Others enjoyed the boost to the local economy. … Continue reading

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Grant-Kohrs Ranch NHS

September 11, 2021 While traveling to our Phoenix Cruiser Travel Club reunion in Spearfish, SD, we stopped in the little town of Deer Lodge, MT. That’s where you’ll find the little known but fascinating Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site.

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