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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Notice on the 1910 Model G Touring car, it's a right hand drive car. Most early US 1900 cars were because drivers of horse drawn carriages sat on the right. The US only started to change when Ford put a left hand drive on a 1908 Model T so passengers didn't have to enter the car in oncoming traffic.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

PHeymont ·
I’ve heard that, but I’ve also always wondered if it were true, since a driver holding the reins on a horse or horses would want to be able to exert equal force on either side…and all the pictures I can find of buggy drivers seem to show the driver in the middle! One site I just looked at suggests that Ford made the switch to make it easier for passengers to get in and out, by moving the driver away from the curb; the same site suggests that in the early days on the Continent, right-hand was...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
It is amazing the different stories there are! And because of all the different car manufactures there might be truth to a lot the stories. About the horse carriages,the pictures I've have seen of the old carriages is the driver sitting on the right , especially if theres two seats up front, because a right handed person would want to use the whip with his right hand and not whip the passengers.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

PHeymont ·
The pictures I found on my quick look were all of NY and Montreal tourist buggy drivers...and I since realized that they must be a special case because...even more important than the whip, probably...you have to sit on the side where the lever for the brake is!
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Re: From Where I Sit: A Gallery of Benches

GarryRF ·
Or share a bench with Eleanor Rigby - near the Cavern Club in Liverpool UK !
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Devils Tower National Monument

Ottoman ·
    Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion or laccolith in the Bear Lodge Mountains (part of the Black Hills) in northeastern Wyoming, above the Belle Fourche River. It rises dramatically 1,267 feet (386 m) above the surrounding terrain and...
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The Loire River Valley

DrFumblefinger ·
    Many find a visit to the  Loire Valley  to be the highlight of their visit to France, as did we.   When we were planning our journey I discussed our itinerary with my friend, Wayne.  Wayne and his wife had...
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The Medieval Fortress and Town of Chinon

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are few places in France of greater historic importance than Chinon.  You wouldn’t know that by what you see when you drive thru it today as it seems a small sleepy rural town.  You’ll see little evidence of...
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Steamboat Rock, Washington — Wildflowers and Vistas galore!

DrFumblefinger ·
 The large basalt mass of Steamboat Rock is a distinct landmark in Central Washington state.  Steamboat Rock State Park is a dozen miles southwest of the massive Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River. The Park is on a peninsula...
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The Colby Trophy Room, Museum of Science, Boston (Where Gumbo was #116)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the interesting Museum of Science in Boston.  It's especially a great museum to explore with children, but fun for everyone!  There are many fascinating exhibits and demonstrations that take a full day to...
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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Yellowstone, Finale

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby's tale of a visit to Yellowstone comes to an end with an appreciation of six days she'll never forget.
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Río Piedras and The University of Puerto Rico

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a visit to the University of Puerto Rico, and the town and market of Rio Piedras.
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June 18, 2017: FDR and Eleanor Roosevelt Homes, Hyde Park, New York

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us for a look at the homes of Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife.
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New Brexit referendum called—in France!

PHeymont ·
Festival organizers in western France, once ruled jointly with England, are offering a chance for a reunion.
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Visiting Key West and the Hemingway House

Stephanie Kalina-Metzger ·
Stephanie shares a visit to the Key West, a highlight of which was exploring the Hemingway home.
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Walk the Redwood Forest of Muir Woods

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L says "I am not much of a 'back to nature' kind of guy... But Muir Woods National Monument is a totally different experience." Share it with him!
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University of Puerto Rico - Rio Piedras Where Gumbo Was (#208)

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to see this historic campus with its richly-decorated tower.
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New York City's Two Museums of Design

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of two NYC museums that specialize in design.
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Beautiful, Majestic, Mount Rushmore National Monument

Samantha ·
    Mount Rushmore has been a place I have wanted to see for a really long time, and was extremely excited to finally get to see how amazing and grand it really is in person.  Pictures and movies don’t do justice to its size and...
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Tidal Basin Memorials, Washington D.C.

George G. ·
George G shares a visit to two of the newer memorials in Washington DC, those dedicated to the memory of Martin Luther King Jr and President Franklin Roosevelt.
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National Museum of African Art, Washington DC (Where Gumbo was #273)

George G. ·
Gumbo was visiting the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art in Washington DC. The museum has fascinating collection of art and artifacts, and George G shares some of its highlights.
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A Visit to the National Museum of Women in the Arts

George G. ·
George G shares some of the artistic treats he saw at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.
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Oregon State Capitol: She Flies With Her Own Wings

Samantha ·
Samantha shares Oregon's unusual Capitol with us, as she sets out on the second half of her tour of America's 50 state capitols.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 25, 2014: Auditorium Building, Chicago

PHeymont ·
This year marks the 125th anniversary of Chicago's Auditorium Building, known as one of the masterpieces of Louis Sullivan and his partner Dankmar Adler. As a monument to Chicago's post-fire civic pride, a 4300-seat theatre (largest in the country)...
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Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in France's western Loire Valley, a short drive from Chinon and Saumur.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey, built in the 12th century, but also to the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 26, 2014: Entrance to Chapel at Abbey Fontevraud, France

DrFumblefinger ·
  Abbaye Royale de Fontevraud  is situated in the western Loire Valley, one of the great destinations in France.  The name refers not only to Europe’s largest medieval abbey (12th century), but also to the medieval town...
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Visiting John Steinbeck country. 1) Salinas: the Steinbeck House

DrFumblefinger ·
  I greatly admire and enjoy the writing of American novelist, John Steinbeck  -- in fact, you'll see a quote from one of Steinbeck's books at the end of my posts on TravelGumbo.  Steinbeck was born and grew up in the small farming town...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 9, 2014: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Pennington County, South Dakota

Ottoman ·
  The Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore in Pennington County (near Keystone), South Dakota, in the United States.  Sculpted by Danish-American Gutzon Borglum and his son, Lincoln...
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Wave Hill Arboretum, Bronx, New York

PHeymont ·
Wave Hill, the former estate of the Perkins family, is one of New York's most beautiful treasures, and one of its least known. It shouldn't be!
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Château Frontenac, Quebec City (Where Gumbo was #181)

Travel Rob ·
Gumbo was visiting the most photographed hotel in the world, the beautiful Château Frontenac, in Quebec City.
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Santiago de Cuba, Part 2

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L continues his tour of Santiago de Cuba
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Gibside, Tyne and Wear

Ian Cook ·
Ian Cook shares fantastic images and the history of another memorable English estate in County Durham, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
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Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia

George G. ·
George G takes us on a tour of Woodrow Wilson's Presidential Library, and promises future visits to his hometown of Staunton, Virginia
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Crater Lake — The Most Beautiful Lake In The World(!?)

DrFumblefinger ·
 The phrase “most beautiful in the world” is batted about with relative ease.  I've heard it used to describe dogs, cats, flowers, homely children and assorted celebrities.  Always it denotes something special to...
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The Hoover Dam, Nevada/Arizona border. Where Gumbo Was #28

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was visiting the  Hoover Dam , previously also called "Boulder Dam ".   This dam is a magnificent feature of engineering!  Built in Black Canyon on the Colorado River, it bridges two states, Arizona and Nevada....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 16, 2015: Franklin Automobiles in Tucson, Arizona

Travel Rob ·
          1932 Model 163 Deluxe Pursuit One of things I love about traveling is discovering new things. I've loved old cars my whole life,  but still learn about auto manufacturers I previously...
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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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January 8, 2016: The Montague Trophy 1903

Mac ·
A discovery of the "Montague Trophy" in a home tour is the subject of our "Pic of the Day".
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Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Waikiki (Where Gumbo was #148)

DrFumblefinger ·
The solution to our last travel puzzle was one of Oahu's oldest and most prestigious hotels.
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At Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, Nostalgia Flies

PHeymont ·
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome houses one of the country's largest collections of still-flying relics of aviation's earliest years.
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Val-Kill: Eleanor Roosevelt's home in Hyde Park

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us from FDR's home to Eleanor Roosevelt's house at Val-Kill, in Hyde Park NY
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Pizza Museum pop-up opens in Chicago

PHeymont ·
The U.S. Pizza Museum, formerly only on-line, has opened a temporary physical museum in a Chicago mall.
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Old Patent Office in DC: Home to great art

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a tour of the Old Patent Office Building in Washington DC, home to The National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, NYC

PHeymont ·
PHeymont visits New York City's massive Episcopal cathedral, a hotbed of activity and activism, as well as an artistic and historical treasure.
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Springwood: The FDR Home and Presidential Library, Hyde Park NY

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to Springwood, FDR's home and presidential library, in Hyde Park NY.
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Re: January 8, 2016: The Montague Trophy 1903

PHeymont ·
Thanks for a fascinating look at a trophy that tells us a lot about the early-days fascination of motoring and racing. It led me on to find out more about Charles Sykes, and I found that he's best known for a fairly similar image: the "Flying Lady" hood ornament of Rolls Royce, also modeled on Eleanor Thornton. Not only that, but the Montagu family's Rolls Royces, apparently, carry their own version of the little statue, with the Lady's finger to her lips...
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Saratoga Spa State Park: Great place for a nature hike

Jonathan L ·
With great trails and other recreation opportunities, Jonathan L recommends a visit!
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Rockwell Museum: 'West in the East'

PHeymont ·
PHeymont enjoyed his visit to this excellent small museum, but it also left him with lasting questions.
 
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