places to visit: The Awesome Power of Railroad Cars and Rail Fans - 03/20/18 12:58 PM
Often, it takes a visit from out-of-town guests to get us to a place we have been meaning to visit ourselves. And so it was this Sunday, when my son was visiting from Tokyo. 
It was a nice, sunny day, and Doug is a big train buff, so off we drove one hour away to Strasburg in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was pleasant to see the peaceful countryside with views across the valley filled with red barns and tall silver silos, with frequent slow-downs to pass the Amish families with their horses and buggies going to and from their Sunday services.  
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places to visit: A Must See Place in Delaware For History Buffs - 08/26/17 06:14 PM
I went back to the Summer of 1864 today. After 3 days of fighting in 1863  at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Robert E. Lee was forced to withdraw his troops to Virginia. Union casualties in the battle numbered 23,000, while the Confederates had lost some 28,000 men–more than a third of Lee’s army.
 
But what to do with the prisoners of war that the Union had taken? That's where Fort Delaware comes in. Pea Patch Island, equidistant from New Jersey and Delaware, was the site of an 1831 fort that had been destroyed by fire and rebuilt by 1859. It soon became home … (1 comments)

places to visit: July 2016 Historic Homes E-Newsletter - 06/30/16 06:00 AM
First of all, if you are wondering where to celebrate July 4 in Delaware, check out Delaware Today’s list. Then, in Dover, the First State Heritage Park is celebrating July 4 Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. There will be walking tours, children’s games, a film about Caesar Rodney’s historic ride for independence at the Old State House, and the National Bell Ringing at 2 on the Fourth. The Bells will also be rung at Immanuel Church on the Green in Old New Castle at the same time. A big celebration is being planned on the Wilmington waterfront in Tubman-Garrett Park starting at … (2 comments)

 
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