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American Historic Sites- Montezuma Castle

Many of us often forget that American History starts long before 1607 with the arrival of the Jamestown colony.  This is quite well covered in the book “A voyage long and strange” by Tony Horwitz which looks at the Vikings, … Continue reading

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American Historical Site- Old St. Louis Courthouse

St. Louis is a remarkably important city.  While we may not immediately think of it like that now here in the early 21st century (aside from the Cardinals of course) it was vastly important in the 19th century.  Situated as … Continue reading

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American Historic Sites – Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

The nineteenth century was an incredibly complicated period for the young United States. While the major points of our collective histories in this period are of course Slavery and the Civil War and Western Expansion a major portion of both … Continue reading

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Arizona- Grand Canyon

Chances are, you’ve been to the Grand Canyon. In fact, since most of the people who read this blog right now are people who know me, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been there with me.  That being said, it … Continue reading

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