Historic Fort Revere

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122020
 

Overlooked and unknown to visitors who come to Boston, Massachusetts to see the historic sites related to Colonial America and the American Revolution, the remnants of a fort on a small peninsula on the south side of Boston Harbor date back to the War for Independence. The area now known as Telegraph Hill, in the […]

Willapa Seaport Museum

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082020
 

We never know what we’re going to find when we go out exploring a new area, or even one that we’ve been to many times before. But we always try to give ourselves plenty of time and keep our options open just in case we stumble upon something we didn’t know existed. A good example […]

Jan 242020
 

Located on the Kanawha River just a few miles north of Charleston, West Virginia is a World War I boomtown in the truest sense of the word. What was once nothing more than a cow pasture was chosen by the United States government as the site for an $80 million facility named Explosive Plant C […]

Fort Worden State Park

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052019
 

We’ve visited Port Townsend, Washington many times and always enjoy browsing the shops along Water Street and the beautiful views of the mountains and boats on the waterfront, but for some reason we had never stopped to check out Fort Worden State Park. I’m glad we finally did because this historic fort, perched on a […]

Union Station

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 302019
 

Kansas City, Missouri’s historic Union Station is a treasure that the citizens of the Paris of the Plains cherish for its place in history as well as its place today as the city’s centerpiece for cultural and entertainment activities. The old railroad depot has seen it all; farm kids coming to the big city for […]

William Jennings Bryan

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132019
 

In the small town of Salem, Illinois, located at the junction of U.S. Highway 50 and Interstate 57, we learned about one of America’s greatest political figures from a century ago. Born in Salem on March 19, 1860, William Jennings Bryan went on to become an attorney, newspaper editor, congressman, and influential public speaker. He […]

Jan 262019
 

At Evergreen Cemetery in Southgate, Kentucky, we came across the grave of an American hero who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Born in New York in 1898, Nelson B. Klein joined New York’s 69th National Guard, also known as the “Irish Brigade,” during World War I and served in France with […]

Pearson Field

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 082018
 

We got an unexpected bonus when we visited Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington state and discovered one of America’s oldest operating airfields adjacent to the old fur trading outpost. The past met the future at Vancouver Barracks on September, 19, 1905, when Lincoln Beachey took off from the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, […]

Jun 022018
 

For a brief time when I was a youngster my father’s work took us to southern California. We didn’t stay long and I don’t remember a whole lot about it, but one memory that stands out is of a bearded man who stood alongside the road waving at people as they drove into Laguna Beach. […]

Mar 012018
 

In a small park on Savannah’s riverfront stands a bronze statue called The Waving Girl, a tribute to one of America’s favorite goodwill ambassadors, though many outside of Georgia have never heard of her. Florence Martus was born on Cockspur Island on August 7, 1869, the daughter of a German immigrant who was a sergeant […]