Category Archives: agricultural

George’s bath tub and Abe’s cottage

In honor of Presidents’ Day in the U.S.. which celebrates the February birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln, here are some past posts about some not as well-known sites associated with these two famous leaders. George … Continue reading

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A gem of southern California history

Last month I taught a workshop at a fascinating history place that most people have never heard of. Thirty minutes or so east of downtown Los Angeles sits a historic gem surrounded by industrial parks. The six-acre Homestead Museum site … Continue reading

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Places to eat in New Orleans

I just returned from a short trip to New Orleans and since the city is well-known for its culinary goodness, I dutifully did my part to eat in as many restaurants as possible. Many restaurants in the old part of … Continue reading

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The President and his mules

Nope, not President Harry Truman, who said “My favorite animal is the mule. He has more horse sense than a horse.” You may be surprised which president. Last spring I was doing some research about the history of mules in … Continue reading

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A small Virginia farm

I love when I unexpectedly discover a new history site that’s in my backyard. Recently a friend suggested we visit Sky Meadows State Park in Delaplane, Virginia. I’d heard of it, but didn’t know anything about it. Located an hour … Continue reading

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