Tag: History

What Will You Discover?

“What Will You Discover?” Is the calling of Luray Caverns and Museums, located in Luray, Virginia on the outskirts of Shenandoah National Park. This natural and historical place boasts of past life in the Shenandoah Valley and mysterious caverns below the earth’s surface. Many visitors that come to […]

Massanutten Lodge

Shenandoah National Park’s humble beginnings began in the late 1800’s when George H. Pollock and his Miners Lodge Copper Company partner, Stephen M. Allen purchased 5,371 acres from the Stony Man Mining Company. Not wealthy men, they schemed and managed to sell over thirty building lots on mortgage […]

On an Adventure

Perhaps the year was 1960 high in the Andes Mountains on the edge of Lake Titicaca on the Bolivia side. Traveling, my mother and two older sisters were ready to embark on an adventure. Where they were to go, only they know. Perhaps to the Island of the […]

Hiking into Harpers Ferry

The Appalachian Trail is a trail that one can hike from Katahdin Mountain in Maine to Springer Mountain in Georgia. Harpers Ferry is a midway junction along the trail which goes through this historic town which is now a national park. With cobblestone streets, Harpers Ferry is situated […]

The Bombs Bursting in the Air

Last night was the Star Spangled Spectacular’s fireworks celebration for the writing of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner.” Two hundred years to the night, bombs burst in the air over Fort McHenry. As the British bombarded the fort on September 13, 1814, fireworks exploded over Baltimore harbor […]

Los Caballeros

It’s an odd week for me as I have been involved in one of the alienable rights of being an American. The right to be called up for jury duty. Part of the judicial process is to provide a right to trial by jury, and members are chosen […]

Weathered

The Weathered Old Barn A stranger came by the other day with an offer that set me to thinking. He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out by the highway. I told him right off he was crazy. He was a city type, you could tell […]

Get My Picture on the Cover

Not quite the Cover of the Rolling Stones, but on the cover nevertheless. It’s time to share some small successes in the developing story of becoming a professional photographer and writer. Last fall, a publishing house contacted me and wanted to use one of my images from Gettysburg […]