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Coloring and Activity Sheets

Years ago I spent three summers writing “Junior Ranger Programs” for three different National Park Service locations covering topics from the life of Abraham Lincoln in Illinois, the entire state of Nebraska, and dinosaurs.  It was an interesting job, and … Continue reading

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An image and a SALE!!

At one point this was entirely a photography blog, mostly intended to promote my photography and attempt to generate some sales.  In time it evolved to an outlet for poetry, for thoughts on social issues, and it’s not actually had … Continue reading

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This side was made for you and me.

As you’ve likely noticed by now the Federal Government was shut down over night due to a lack of funds.  This means that Social Security checks won’t go out soon, that federal funds to pave roads in rural areas or … Continue reading

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Buffalo River National Scenic River (Arkansas)

Last summer my wandering ways brought me to the Buffalo River National Scenic River in the Ozarks of Arkansas.  As you may know, last summer the Mississippi Valley had a very bad drought, and that can be seen from the … Continue reading

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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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