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Sunday, December 15, 2013


These are photos from some of my travels to historical sites over the past four years.

National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, Virginia

Re-creation of the assault on Ponte du Hoc, Normandy, France on D-Day
National D-Day Memorial, Bedford, VA

Grave of unknown Confederate soldier, Petersburg National Cemetery
Confederate soldiers and black Union troops were buried side by side.

Recreated fort at Petersburg National Battlefield, VA

Arlington National Cemetery with the Pentagon in the distance

Grave of Abner Doubleday, the purported 'inventor' of baseball.
As a Union general, he fired the first shots defending Fort Sumter.
Note the baseballs at the base of the monument.

Arlington National Cemetery looking toward Washington

One of several realistic exhibits at the National Museum of the Pacific War
in Fredericksburg, Texas

Tucumcari, New Mexico.  Frozen in time as Progress (the Interstate)
passed it by.  Most assuredly the inspiration behind "Radiator Springs"
in Disney's "CARS"

Tucumcari, New Mexico

Restored Texaco station, Tucumcari, NM

Tucumcari, NM

Tucumcari, NM

Tucumcari, NM

If you ever travel Route 66, you must stay at the Blue Swallow in Tucumcari

Tucumcari, NM

Ruins of Barboursville, the home of Virginia Governor James Barbour.
Designed by Thomas Jefferson, it was destroyed by fire in 1884.
It incorporates the same 'octagon' design Jefferson used at his home Monticello.

Barboursville, Virginia

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