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Racism or Error in Judgement 

In upstate New York is the home, library and museum associated with FDR and his family.  FDR was the 32nd and longest serving US president—elected to four terms. One very interesting exhibit in the museum tackled the “evacuation” of Japanese-Americans … Continue reading

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Sand in My Shoes

Visiting national parks is an American pastime — one I love. Going to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was a pleasant surprise. It’s within 50-miles of Chicago; looking through binoculars a vague outline of the Chicago can be seen over water. … Continue reading

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Taken for Granted

Before the Civil War the city of Galena, IL numbered over 10,000 residents.  Located on the Galena River, a stone’s throw from the Missisisippi River, it thrived as a steamboat hub.  It was the success of lead mining that really … Continue reading

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Tragic, heroic, enthralling….Gettysburg

The American Civil War was truly a war to end all wars. North vs. South, town against town, literally brother against brother! After two years of maneuvering and fighting neither side could claim true momentum. The South could not afford … Continue reading

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Pater Familias

My heart was racing as if I were still a school boy. It’s hard to imagine while driving through a typical suburban subdivision and then suddenly there’s the sign — Mt Vernon is 1 mile ahead!! My mind conjures a … Continue reading

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Americana at its finest!

There is a village nestled in a Berkshire valley in western Massachusetts that has the distinction of being the home of the Norman Rockwell Museum–the museum is a repository for all things Rockwell. The museum collection includes all of Rockwell’s … Continue reading

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Nature, history and a whole lot more!

There is nothing quite like visiting a national park. The sites are typically full of natural wonders, incredible human interest stories and tales of a storied past and present. Shenandoah National Park was all of these things. Being autumn and … Continue reading

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