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What Happened to “Kanawha”? 150 years later

On June 20th, 1863 West Virginia became the 35th star on the flag of the USA.  President Lincoln signed the legislation on December 31, 1862.  The voters approved the  proposed state’s Constitution on March 26, 1863, and those votes were … Continue reading

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Great American Documents: The Pacific Railway Act, 1 July 1862

Staring last year, and continuing for the next few years, we are commemorating the 150th anniversary of our nation’s Civil War.  Times of war tend to dominate our view of history, often giving us the impression that the conflict, it … Continue reading

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Great American Documents: The Harrison Land Act of 1800

We are all pretty familiar with the progression of the settlement of the USA from the eastern seaboard colonies to the western frontier.  Populations increased, and moved toward the Appalachian Mountains, then into the Ohio valley, Mississippi River land, and … Continue reading

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Brown Signs: Around Las Vegas

When we mention to people that we plan to travel to Las Vegas, they usually have two expectations: it will be hot, and we will be in the casinos.  We are probably among the few who go to Las Vegas … Continue reading

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Brown Signs: Around Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

If you plan to have RV problems, Page, AZ is a good location.  Ours were minor, but it turned out that the Sunset Boat and RV repair shop was two blocks from our campground.  The first was the roof vent, … Continue reading

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Brown Signs: Around Page, AZ

Sunday (5/21/11) after our walk from the campground at Monument Valley, we began our drive to Page, AZ, where we planned to spend the next two nights… with water, electricity and a dump station for those septic tank needs.  Our … Continue reading

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Brown Sign: Monument Valley

Linda was up making coffee at 5 a.m. again, at Cottonwood Campground.  I stepped out to check the weather and head to the men’s room to shave and attend to other tasks.  Linda did not believe that my report of … Continue reading

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