|Dinosaur Land -- Double Tollgate, Virginia|
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Roger Brooke Taney Didn't Live Here.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Dowden's Ordinary -- The Daughters' Mistake
In 1915, Robert Bruce, touring manager of AAA, drove along a dirt road marked with red, white and blue "National Old Trails Road" markers near Clarksburg, Maryland. He observed a large boulder recently "erected by Daughters of the American Revolution to mark the site of Dowden's Ordinary the second camp of Braddock in Maryland." In his small book with a long name, he remarked that "A portion of this old building is still standing, much dilapidated, after a hundred and sixty years."
Monday, January 17, 2011
The Last Indian Outrage
As Jan and I were driving down the Shenandoah Valley Pike (Virginia Route 11), we stopped at this Virginia historical marker.
I remembered seeing it in the guidebook I left back in our Strasburg motel room. But...
|Historical marker, 2 miles south of Woodstock, Virginia|
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Clash of the Martyrs
In Alexandria, at the corner of Pitt and King Streets, on the wall of the Monaco Hotel is a bronze plaque commemorating the site of the Marshall House hotel and the death of James W. Jackson.
What's this all about?
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Lucy the Margate Elephant
Lucy the elephant has loomed over the beach at Margate New Jersey since 1881.
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