Sep 142017
 

The story of early American expansion in Florida was written in blood. For years whites and Seminole Indians had clashed in quick, violent confrontations over land, cattle and slaves. These ongoing conflicts helped justify the United States government’s policy of removing native peoples to reservations far away from their homelands. Washington decreed that all Seminoles […]

May 272017
 

We spent much of yesterday showing my son Travis and his wife Geli around the area, and I think by the time we were done they realized they weren’t back home in Alabama anymore. We started out at Sugar Mill Ruins in New Smyrna Beach, exploring what’s left of an old pre-Civil War sugar mill. […]

Jurassic Park South?

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
May 112016
 

You just never know what you’re going to find when you get off the interstate highway and look around a bit. We have found everything from historical sites to the graves of famous people, to oddball attractions we never knew existed, with just a little exploring. Yesterday was a good example. Just a few blocks […]

Sep 242014
 

That’s the slogan of the men and women tasked with moving men and materials for the military, and since the Revolutionary War they have been doing the job using everything from covered wagons to aircraft to boats and railroads. On a visit to the United States Army Transportation Museum at Fort Eustis, Virginia yesterday we […]