Civil War history

Grant Wood Memorial Window at Cedar Rapids Veteran's Memorial Building and So Much More

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We thought we were going to see a stained glass window, a beautiful piece of art, but that was all.  Little did we know that the entire Veteran Memorial Building both inside and out is a piece of art from the architecture to the exhibits. Teri Van Dorston showed us the beauty and history of […]

The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site - We Found It!

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This past week, my mom and I toured the amazing Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site.  Located in New Madrid, Missouri, home to the largest Earth Quakes in American history, the home is a lovely grand home built by William and Amanda Hunter.  The Hunters had a dry goods store they called “the Crystal Palace” as well […]

Amelia Island in a day

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Beautiful, peaceful, scenic and I want to go back are my thoughts on Amelia Island.  Needless to say, Amelia Island and the Fernandina Historic District deserves much more than just a day of your time.  But since this is what we had, we made the most of it on our trip to Northern Florida.  My […]

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The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead, a cracker cabin under restoration

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While this cabin doesn’t look like much here, there is a lot of history in this home that is the second oldest in Duval County Florida. The oldest is the main house on the Kingsley Plantation (http://travelingadventuresofafarmgirl.com/2013/12/02/the-kingsley-plantationof-fort-george-island-and-the-amazing-anna-kingsley/_) that was built on Fort George Island. The Oesterreicher-McCormick Homestead was built in 1873 by Thomas Oesterreicher and his […]

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The Jefferson Davis capture sight

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The stories abound about the capture of the President of the Confederate States of America.  I have always been a bit fascinated by the fact that there was a Confederate President and that he even had his own Whitehouse, in fact there were two of them over the duration of the war.  We have been […]

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