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Re: Minneapolis in the winter

Former Member ·
You would not be disappointed in a visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. They have free admission to a giant collection over all periods and styles. The Mill City Museum displays the flour milling history of the city. The American Swedish Museum is really neat - all about the unique Swedish heritage of that area. Ja, sure, you betcha. have fun
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#124)

HistoryDigger ·
Could it be an old stone mill? Hmmm? Pennsylvania? Or? Lemme think...
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Re: Where in the World is TravelGumbo (#124)

HistoryDigger ·
Old Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Garden? Could that be it?
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

HistoryDigger ·
Thanks for the great pictures. Wish I could see the exhibition..and the mill. Guessed this one by digging into history.
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Re: The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

PHeymont ·
Just to add a little more...the mill, also known as the Snuff Mill, is the oldest industrial building in New York City...but most of the others in the 20 oldest list predate it by 150 to 200 years. Most are houses in Brooklyn and Queens (one is still a private house after 350 years!) but one is in the Bronx: the 1748 Van Cortlandt Mansion--where George Washington really did sleep. For a link to the fascinating list, click HERE
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Re: Where in the World is Gumbo? (11/27/13)

PortMoresby ·
Old mill at Vernon, France with remains of the bridge over the Seine.
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Re: Eat 'Healthy' at DFW ?

GarryRF ·
Years ago a friend worked in a Flour Mill. There was a big advertising campaign on about "Our New White Unbleached Flour" from Millers. Sounded much nicer ! The new method of whitening flour was spraying during the milling process with a gas. Not a bleach but it did melt the metal blades! I don't trust any food now until I've read the contents !
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Charleston's Grand Mansions: Middleton Place

PortMoresby ·
  On a recent visit to Charleston, South Carolina, I bought a 2-day pass, called the Charleston Heritage Passport , at the North Charleston Visitor Center near the airport, and planned to include as many of the sites it offered of...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, December 20, 2014: Buxton Mill

PortMoresby ·
  At a bend in the River Bure, in Norfolk, England, an old mill straddles the water.  After a fire in 1991 and several years as a hotel beginning in 1999, the historic building was repurposed in 2005 and divided into several beautiful...
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A Home for Caribbean Artists: The Puerto Rico Museum of Art, San Juan

PHeymont ·
Sometimes, at home or traveling, you miss an obvious place to visit, just because it’s nearby and you can fit it in “any time.” On our last day in Puerto Rico, we finally got to visit the museum around the corner and a few blocks...
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May 21, 2017: Sutter's Mill, Coloma, California

Jonathan L ·
The place where it all began: Jonathan L takes us to the starting point of the 1849 California Gold Rush
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Caguas Botanical Gardens: a taste of history and culture

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the garden, which is organized to mirror aspects of the island's culture and history.
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Home of the Gold Rush: Sutter's Fort and Mill

Jonathan L ·
JonathanL takes us on a dive into California history including how the Gold Rush began and why Sacremento is the capital.
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Dispatches from Ikaria: Part 4

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's fun and insightful series on visiting Ikaria concludes this week. Be sure to check out the great story and accompanying photos
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The Woodlands Resort, The Woodlands, Texas

Marilyn Jones ·
Texan Marilyn Jones checks out a luxury resort that's part of a suburban planned community near Houston.
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Walking Through the NY Botanical Gardens: a Winter's Day

Jonathan L ·
A winter walk takes Jonathan through an uncrowded park, and into an old-growth forest that mirrors what the area was like 300 years ago.
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Top Long Distance Hiking Trails in the USA

Brian Bradshaw (Guest) ·
Like to go for a long distance walk? Then Brian Bradshaw has just the post for you. Check out some of these beautiful (and challenging) hikes!
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Beldi Hill Lead Mine, Swaledale North Yorkshire.

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook takes us on a journey into Britain's industrial past: the remains of a 19th century lead mine.
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Eastern Europe Rail Odyssey #5: Istanbul to Tbilisi

Wilbur's Travels ·
Wilbur takes us on another memorable train journey, this one starting in Istanbul, then on to Ankara, Erzurum, Batumi (bu bus), Yerevan and ending in Tbilisi
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Abandoned Gofio Mill, Barranco De Guarimar, Gomera, Canary Islands

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook visits an abandoned Gofio Mill in Gomera, Canary Islands. Ian shares the story of gofio, a stable food in these islands, and the health benefits of this product which remains popular to this day.
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Poking around Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares a visit to the small and historic West Virginia town of Berkeley Springs.
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Luray Valley Museum, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of the museum that was the site for last week's Where In The World puzzle.
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Postojna Cave, Slovenia (Where Gumbo was #373)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the spectacular Postojna cave in Slovenia. It's a beautiful cave, with an amazing assortment of dripstone formations.
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Rittenhouse Square: Philadelphia's Lively Heart

Jonathan L ·
Philadelphia's lively and historic Rittenhouse Square is one of Jonathan L's favorite places to visit. He shares his views and thoughts.
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Prince's Island Park, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits Prince's Island Park, situated on an island in the Bow River just north of downtown Calgary
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College of the Ozarks, Branson

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits the beautiful campus of the College of the Ozarks, and is impressed by the place and the students who work and study here.
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March 2, 2020: Ice Shanty, Bas Caraquet

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob shows just how incredible the frozen Chaleur Bay is.
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Ramblings in Danville, Virginia

George G. ·
George G wraps up his series on visiting Danville, Virginia, with an interesting look at the city's interesting history and historic architecture.
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April 4, 2020: 1886 Buffalo Cafe, Calgary

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger visits an older building in Calgary. Originally home to a lumber and power company, today it houses a popular breakfast spot.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 6, 2015: Winchester Cathedral

PortMoresby ·
    A few of us may remember Winchester Cathedral and a catchy tune that propelled a song to #1 on the pop charts.  It was the first I’d heard of the place and the words that followed were, “You’re bringing me...
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The Old Stone Mill - Where Gumbo Was #124

Jonathan L ·
Congratulations to Historydigger for correctly guessing that Gumbo was visiting The Old Stone Mill at the New Your Botanical Garden in The Bronx, New York.   Built in 1840 The Old Stone Mill at the NY Botanical Gardens is one of the oldest...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 27, 2015 : Carew Castle

DrFumblefinger ·
  Sometimes a photo can tell you a lot about a destination.  Carew Castle is an imposing stone structure in southern Wales (Pembrokeshire) adjoining a 23 acre millpond.  It's frequently wet (the photo was taken under an umbrella on a...
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Ian Cook's TravelGumbo contributions

Ian Cook ·
A listing of Ian Cook's contributions to TravelGumbo. Check out this great list of wonderful photography.
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Rochester, NY: City of Re-Invention (Where Gumbo Was #140)

PHeymont ·
Gumbo’s location in Puzzle #140, as Travelling Canuck and GarryRF recognized, was the puzzling city of Rochester, New York—a city that has re-invented itself so many times that its nicknames tangle the tongue. It’s been the Young...
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April 20, 2018: Surrender Bridge Smelt Mill, Swaledale

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook beautifully documents the remnants of a smelt mine in Swaledale, North Yorkshire.
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Lownathwaite Lead Mines, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos of a most unusual landscape. As he said, "The beck in Gunnerside Gill flows through a landscape that looks like something from the Lord of the Rings; an orcish encampment perhaps or the abandoned halls of some race of long-dead Men."
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Horse Carriages and Cape Disappointment

Jonathan L ·
A varied day in the Northwest with Jonathan L, including museums and scenic beauty.
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Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris

PHeymont ·
PHeymont continues his exploration of Paris's largest and most famous cemeteries.
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March 2, 2018: W. Burton Waterfall, Wensleydale, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares photos of a pretty waterfall in today's Pic of the Day.
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Port Townsend, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L spends some time in a former major port that's become a pleasant waterfront community on Puget Sound.
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Cotswold Motoring Museum and Toy Collection (Where Gumbo Was #275)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the interesting and playful Cotswold Motoring Museum, filled with toys for children of all ages.
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Skotfoss Church, Norway (Where Gumbo was #254)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was found in the Skotfoss Church, Skein Municipality, Norway
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Not-So-Hidden Gems in Historic Lewisburg

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie Kalina-Metzger shares some of the travel treasures she discovered while visiting Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Sir Francis Lead Mine, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares beautiful photos and the story of one of the lead mines in Gunnerside Gill, North Yorkshire -- the fascinating Sir Francis Lead Mine.
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North Georgia Hikes for Every Season

Paige Watts ·
Paige shares four great hikes from lovely North Georgia that span all four seasons. Some of these are real gems, so give the post a look.
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Central India, Pt.6: Aurangabad and environs

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe's travels in Central India continue, this week in Aurangabad where he finds (among other travel gems) an amazing replica of the iconic Taj Mahal, a nice assortment of surviving historic city gates, and Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist temples dating from the 6th and 7th century.
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May 18, 2018: Blakethwaite Lead Mine, North Yorkshire

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook presents another of the fascinating old lead mines and smelts, this one the Blakethwaite Lead Mine, Gunnerside Gill, Swaledale, in North Yorkshire
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Gold Country, California: The Empire Mine

PortMoresby ·
  The owner’s house, Empire Cottage, looks English for a reason.  William Bourn, Jr. was a student at Cambridge University when his father, San Francisco businessman William Bourne, Sr. died in 1879 and 22 year old William, Jr. was...
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Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, Vernon: Where Gumbo Was #31

PHeymont ·
TG guessers Andre Pur and Jonathan L were on the right track for Puzzle #31; it is a gothic church, and it is in France. Vernon's Notre Dame, a few short kilometers from Monet's gardens and home at Giverny, is worth a visit on its own. I'm actually...
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Concord is what I see when I dream of New England

Jonathan L ·
It is vacation time with The Amazing Ms. D.  and we are on the way to Boston. Truthfully this is the first time i have been to Beantown on vacation in several years and I am looking forward to it.   On the way in we decided to stop in the...
 
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