Eiffel Tower – A French Eyesore

By | Mar 31, 2017

On March 31, 1889 the Eiffel Tower was inaugurated. It opened a little over a month later on May 6th. The tower is named for its designer, engineer Gustave Eiffel.

The City of Fruitland, Maryland

By | Dec 1, 2015

When traveling Business Route 13 through Salisbury, Maryland, you may not even realize that you left Salisbury, shortly after passing Salisbury University, and entered the City of Fruitland. That is unless you noticed that sign welcoming you to Fruitland. With a population of over 4,000 it is one of the larger of the incorporated areas […]

The Chestertown Tea Party

By | May 23, 2013

Many are talking about the Tea Party who are in protest of the taxes as well as the size and policies of some of the Governments and Politicians of the United States, however this is about an annual non political Tea Party that is in memory of Revolutionary Times. During the 18th century the Maryland […]

Music From Boston

By | Feb 15, 2013

When one thinks of Boston probably some of the things that come to mind is baked beans, chowder, the Red Sox and the Celtics. When it comes to music probably the first name that comes to mind is the group that takes their name from the city, Boston. Boston’s debut album, Boston, released on August […]

Floyd

By | Aug 20, 2012

In the early afternoon hours of August 20, 1804 Charles Floyd died. His death wasn’t lost in history though since he was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and was the only member to die. In his journals Lewis wrote that, “We buried him on the top of the bluff Mile below a […]

Gathering of the Tribes

By | Jan 14, 2012

On January 14, 1967 20 to 30 thousand people came together at Golden State Park in San Francisco for the Human Be-In. It has unofficially become known as the prelude to the Summer of Love. It was first announced on the cover of the San Francisco Oracle first Issue as “A Gathering of the Tribes […]

The Fire Was Not Started by a Cow

By | Oct 8, 2010

October 8, 1871 was a Sunday morning when a fire started around a small barn behind 137 DeKoven Street. The barn was owned by Patrick and Catherine O’Leary. By the time that the fire was under control, three days later on October 10th, a great part of the City of Chicago was destroyed. Chicago Republican […]

Damn The Torpedoes! The Battle of Mobile Bay

By | Aug 5, 2010

Many of us have heard the phrase, “Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead”. And many of us may also have not idea who said these words or when. Admiral David Farragut, who was commanding a Union Fleet during the American Civil Words is credited with saying this at the Battle of Mobile Bay on August […]

Golden Gate Bridge

By | May 27, 2010

The Golden Gate Bridge has become a central element of the San Francisco landscape and it was opened for the first time on May 27, 1937. On that day it was opened for ‘Pedestrian Day’. Over 200,000 people paid 25 cents to walk the bridge. On the following day at noon President Franklin Roosevelt in […]

A Dutch City in America

By | Feb 2, 2010

During the early part of the 17th Century the English had a colonies in New England (the Plymouth Colony and ones along the Chesapeake Bay (Virginia and Maryland. Between these two areas the Dutch established the colony of New Amsterdam. New Amsterdam was founded in 1625 outside of Fort Amsterdam located on an island on […]

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