Tagged With "Civil War"

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Mar. 15, 2016: Vicksburg Old Court House Museum

Marilyn Jones ·
In historic Vicksburg, an architecturally significant courthouse that also has an enduring role in history, serves as a local history museum.
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Celebrate Kentucky History in Danville

Jonathan L ·
Local history with national connection is the thread of this report by Jonathan L
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June 19, 2017: Downtown Sylvania, Georgia

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob stops in Downtown Sylvania, Georgia, one of the rural downtowns he loves.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

Jonathan L ·
If you are going to Gettysberg, I highly recommend also seeing the Anteitam battlefield. It is about an hour's drive away, and well worth the trip. I would probably do Anteitam first as it the battle there was about a year earlier in the war.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
   I've only visited Gettysburg once but that memory made a lasting impression on me -- and I think most who visit it.  Civil War sites, like Gettysburg National Military Park , are important reminders of the struggles and huge price...
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Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

Marilyn Jones ·
Marilyn Jones takes her family along to visit storied Natchez, about to celebrate its 300 years of history.
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Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the sights and activities she experienced on a fun weekend in Frederick, Maryland.
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Re: Art, Architecture, History and More in Fun Frederick, MD

George G. ·
One of our sister agencies called the Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center was located in Fort Detrick in Frederick Maryland. I visited AFMIC a number of times and your photos of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine brought back memories. I have not toured Frederick village itself, but your story has prompted me to put it on my list of places to visit.
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March 8, 2019: Battery Park, Charleston

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the historic Battery Park in Charleston. Built at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers and Charleston Harbor, it's a wonderful place to relax, enjoy the sea breeze and a sunset.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day. September 11, 2013: Manassas National Battlefield, Virginia

DrFumblefinger ·
  The first major battle of the American Civil War occurred on July 21, 1861 about 30 miles east of Washington D.C. in the farm fields of Manassas, close to what’s now Washington Dulles airport.   It...
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The 19th Century lives at Duff Green Mansion

Marilyn Jones ·
In historic Vicksburg, the Duff Green Mansion, host to both Jefferson Davis and Ulysses S. Grant, serves as both living history and a bed-and-breakfast.
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The Historic Mayhurst Inn

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to the historic and interesting Mayhurst Inn, well worth a look.
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Re: Mar. 15, 2016: Vicksburg Old Court House Museum

Travel Rob ·
Great piece and photos Marilyn!
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Re: India: New policies may bring cheaper fares

DrFumblefinger ·
Given how slow road and train travel are in India, the population is ready for a more efficient way to get around. When I visited a few months ago, I observed new airports being built at a frantic pace. I think India will hit its air travel goals.
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India: New policies may bring cheaper fares

PHeymont ·
India's government plans to use a mix of subsidies and relaxed airline regulations to encourage regional connections and economic growth
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

Marilyn Jones ·
Taking the pictures at dusk really adds to the somberness of Gettysburg. Beautiful!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, Marilyn! I agree. The low light really added to the drama of that setting.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 13, 2015: Gettysburg at dusk

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the tip, Jonathan. Another interesting stop is to President Eisenhower's home, which adjoins Gettysburg. Like stepping back into the era of MadMen.
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Re: Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

DrFumblefinger ·
I've met some of the nicest people in my visits to Mississippi. Not been to Natchez yet, but the writing of Greg Iles and Marilyn Jones have really moved it up my bucket list! Thanks for this interesting piece, Marilyn. I learned a lot!
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Re: Celebrating Natchez, Mississippi’s 300th Anniversary

Marilyn Jones ·
Thank you DRFUMBLEFINGER. Over the years I have visited several Mississippi locations and you're right: friendly people and beautiful areas to explore. Natchez is one of my favorites.
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BRB aims to be the Netflix of travel

Jacob William ·
A British company whose initials signify 'Be Right Back' believes it will carve out a brand new travel segment—people willing to pay £50 a month for 3 vacations a year, while not knowing prior to wherever. BRB's subscription fee, which amounts to about €57 or $65, allows members to specify such parameters as beach/mountain/city, solo/couple and name places they don't want to go, and then sit back and wait. About a month before the trip the company tells them where they're going for a weekend...
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Ghost Adventures in Gettysburg and Maryland

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
It's Halloween and what could be more timely that stories of ghosts and visiting the places they haunt, like Stephanie Kalina-Metzger did in Gettysburg and Maryland.
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Fine Arts and History Museum, Danville

George G. ·
George G visits the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, in the former home of a Confederate officer. For the last week of the Civil War, it was home to Jefferson Davis.
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Not-so-famous museums with great exhibits

PHeymont ·
Since we're off from school for spring break, we've had time to catch up on a few exhibits at local museums...but not the big and famous, such as the Met or MoMA. Here are a few of interest, and one we haven't been to yet, but will! Neue Galerie has an exhibit with a dual purpose: reproducing the infamous Nazi exhibit "Degenerate Art" of 1937, and commenting on its effects, both then and now. Also at the Galerie, which focuses on German and Austrian art of the last century, is an exhibition...
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

PortMoresby ·
It makes me want to go back to visit my relatives near Ottawa. But maybe not this month.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Ottawa is a perfect spring and fall getaway destination, PortMoresby. Like many things Canadian it's pleasant and understated. You don't really get the impression when here that one of the world's most successful economies is governed in this peaceful small city. Summers can be hot and humid, but May and late Sept/Oct are special. I'd probably head there late Sept/early Oct to enjoy the colorful tree displays.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

Travel Rob ·
The museum contacted TG and informed us the name has been changed to the Canadian Museum of History.
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Re: Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by Travel Rob: The museum contacted TG and informed us the name has been changed to the Canadian Museum of History. How dare they change human Civilization to "History"! But so noted and post edited accordingly
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Re: National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
I took my photos that i posted for WITW 109 from Centennial Olympic Park Dr. What amazed me is where they placed the front of the building.Below is a photo from the Center.
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Re: National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

PHeymont ·
I was in Atlanta at a convention a couple of years ago, and passed by that site daily...had no idea what they were building behind the fence! Looks like an interesting site...
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
I love the way you Americans call our British Cops "Bobbies" It's awesome !
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

PHeymont ·
Has that gone out of style? It's what we were always told you call them (when not calling them something worse)! Here, from Brittanica: derivation of name Scotland Yard The London police force was created in 1829 by an act introduced in Parliament by the home secretary, Sir Robert Peel (hence the nicknames “bobbies” and “peelers” for policemen). This police force replaced the old system of watchmen and eventually supplanted the River (Thames) Police and the Bow Street patrols, the latter a...
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
Haven't heard the name "Bobbies" ( on bicycles two by two) since Roger Miller sang about it in the 60s. We have a long list of things that have been attributed to us. Things that belong in a time capsule. But it keeps the tourists happy ! I love researching the origins of words. A word you use in the US more than we do. "Sherriff" has its origins in the English middle ages. But from where ?
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Re: Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

GarryRF ·
Just as I suspected Paul ! The History of Britain you quote is written by Paul R. Josephson Visiting Associate Professor of History, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts Without leaving the comfort of his leather chair ! Obviously ...
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Canadian Museum of History (Civilization): Ottawa (Gatineau), Canada

DrFumblefinger ·
Many people don't know that Ottawa is the capital city of Canada.  Situated a few hours drive north of Toronto and Montreal, straddling the provinces of Ontario and Quebec-- Ottawa being on the Ontario side; Gatineau on the Quebec side --...
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National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta (Where Gumbo Was #109)

Travel Rob ·
Exterior Albert Vecerka-Esto & The Freelon Group-HOK We had some good guesses for this week's Where in the World is TravelGumbo, but believe it or not, no one offered the correct guess. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights opened on Monday, June 23rd 2014 in Pemberton Place, adjacent to the Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola. This area is in Downtown Atlanta, just north of Centennial Olympic Park. The Center links the American Civil Rights...
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Bobbies on the Beat in Spain's Ibiza

PHeymont ·
Spanish authorities on the Balearic Islands vacation spot of Ibiza have arranged for a dozen British police to work with Spanish Civil Guards this summer when British tourism is at its height. The idea is that the British cops, who will have free...
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Memphis, Tennessee 3) The rest of the city

DrFumblefinger ·
        There’s a lot more to Memphis than Graceland, although  Graceland is by far the city’s most popular attraction (which I’ve previously discussed here ).   A city of about 650,000, Memphis has a...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
Hi Travel Luver! Yes, I have walked on the transparent floor many years ago (pre-digital photography era, which reminds me that I need to get those slides transferred to digital). Unfortunately on this last trip to the CN Tower I did not have time to take the ride up to the observation deck. It probably goes without saying that if you are afraid of heights, the observation deck of the CN Tower may not be the attraction for you. Your adventure begins with a long but quick elevator ride to the...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Travel Luver ·
Have you ever walked on that transparent floor? I think it would be terrifying!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 14, 2014: The CN Tower, Toronto, Ontario

Ottoman ·
  The CN Tower (in French: "Tour CN") is a 553.33 m-high (1,815.4 ft) concrete communications and observation tower in Downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada .  Built on the former Railway Lands, construction on the CN Tower began on...
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Park Foundation Highlights Black History in National Parks

PHeymont ·
The National Parks Foundation's African American Experience Fund has highlighted 8 itineraries for African American History month in national parks around the country. The themes include the Underground Railroad, the Civil Rights Movement and ...
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Brooklyn Museum: Three shows to visit, one closing soon

PHeymont ·
Following the "more than Manhattan" theme of the piece below, here are three current exhibits worth visiting at The Brooklyn Museum (America's most over-shadowed major museum) this season—but for one, you'll have to hurry, because it ends July...
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 3) The rest of the city

mimiadvanetures ·
I love love LOVE Memphis, would go back in a heartbeat! Enjoyed reading your post! Global Mimi.
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Re: Memphis, Tennessee 3) The rest of the city

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, Mimiadventures! Good food, great music, nice people -- always something great to return to. I really didn't get into the great local food very much, but Memphis is reknowned for its "soul" style cooking and, of course, its BBQ.
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