Historical sites that you have visited recently

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  1. SaggyWoman

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    What historical site have you visited recently?

    I went through Camden, SC, and saw the Kershaw place, where a Revolutionary War battle took place.
     
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    My younger daughter and I visited The Bennington Battle Monument in Bennington VT last July. We were on our way from NH to Buffalo NY and saw it as we were passing through Bennington. I had never heard of it. It was quite a large monument - over 300 feet tall. There were some bronze statues on the grounds. One of Capt. John Stark.

    http://www.bennington.com/chamber/walking/monumentdescription.html
     
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    That ain't nothin', Saggy-----I visited the "War Against Northern Agression" battlefield in Vicksburg, MS---------the battle was still goin' on!!!!!!!! The last I heard is---the poor Yankees have us surrounded but that we're still holdin' Richmond!!!

    AWWWWWWHHHH!!!!! THE SOUTH'S GONNA DO IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!

    :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    Prague Old Town Square where many historical events have happened including the killing of 20-some Hussites churchmen/leaders by the Catholic Church. There are white croses in the sidewalk, one for each person killed.
     
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    ==In the past year I have visited the U.S.S. North Carolina Battleship (twice). It's haunted you know? Actually it is not haunted. Battleships sitting in mud can be spooky at night and that has nothing to do with ghosts :laugh: .
     
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    Up here in Syracuse, the Soliders and Sailors monument is enscribed "to the men who fought in the War of the Rebellion"

    Blackbird, will you help me get elected to the city council so I can make the needed correction?

    Yankee by birth, Texan by choice! Your history missionary to Yankeeland...
     
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    Whenever I have reason to pass by the Liberty Bell, I nod and say "How you doin'?" She's still there, lookin' good as ever. It pleases me to see that the tourists still line up to see her.
     
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    But it is cracked! :saint:

    Wife and I did go to Gettysburg for two weeks for eight years running. It was the most fascinating site in Pennsylvania.

    Also, it was in Easton, Pennsylvania, your Nation's official papers were signed into being. A little office off the main street.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
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    I finally visited the Alamo in my dad's hometown a few months ago. The 15 minute lecture they gave teaches you more than you could possibly learn in school. I stood on the spot where Davey Crockett died.

    Gettysburg was a wonderful time, as well.
     
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    Antietam
    Harper's Ferry
    Casselman's Bridge
    San Jacinto
     
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    Well, recently??

    Let's see.

    Hmmm.

    First- there's my own church,(organized in 1782) and the 3rd oldest extant church "West of the Alleghenies" and with the main auditorium originally constructed in 1850, where I was only last evening.

    Second, there was this place I recently visited where that everything that was not already petrified was really petrifying, and I do mean very scary!

    Lotta' history there, too. :thumbsup:

    After almost two weeks with no electric power, that was my own refrigerat...!

    Ed
     
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    I recently was called for jury duty, at the County Courthouse here in our county.

    The courthouse was originally built in the very early 1800's and was used as a staging point during the Civil War.

    (We had a 3 stage civil war battle here in our county)


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