Summer 2021, Day 3: Hopewell Culture NHS, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NHS, Lincoln Boyhood NM

The first stop of the day was Hopewell Culture National Historical Park, a 2000-year-old Native American burial site:

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Next I visited Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.  Charles Young purchased this home during his time teaching at nearby Wilberforce University:

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Crossed into a couple of states:

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The last stop of the day was Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial:

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The memorial portion of the site:

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The site contains stones that were significant in Lincoln’s life:

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The stones are arrayed along this nature trail:

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The memorial also contains bronze castings of the sill logs and hearth stones of Lincoln’s boyhood home in their original location:

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Lincoln’s mother’s grave:

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I overnighted at the Walmart of Princeton, Indiana.  See the trip map for today’s drive.

Winter 2020 Trip, Day 38: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP, Eisenhower NHS

This morning I visited Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park:

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Some of the vast battlefield:

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Location of the Stand of the 8th Vermont, which suffered a75% casualty rate on October 19th, 1864:

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Looking out from the 8th Vermont’s position:

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I love the Northeast’s little states:

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The last stop of the trip was Eisenhower National Historic Site:

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From here is was a few short hours home.  Good Shabbos from New York!  See the trip map for today’s drive.

Winter 2020 Trip, Day 37: Great Smoky Mountains NP, Andrew Johnson NHP

I realized this morning that I’m close to the as-yet-unvisited Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so I decided to make a quick detour.  Unfortunately I had a tire fail on the way so I had to change the tire in the chilly rain.  Despite the delay, I did make it there:

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Yes, that’s snow.  I guess it is winter:

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Next I visited Andrew Johnson National Historic Site:

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Johnson is a fascinating character, and the visitor center and film were quite good.  Johnson’s original tailor shop is preserved here:

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Can I please go back to California?

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I had the blown tire replaced:

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I continued into Virginia to overnight at the Cracker Barrel of Woodstock, Virginia.  See the trip map for today’s drive.

Winter 2020 Trip, Day 35: Chickasaw NRA, Clinton Birthplace Home NHS

Good morning from the town park in San Jon, New Mexico:

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I drove west into Texas, then Oklahoma and visited Chickasaw National Recreation Area:

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I ran the nature trail, visiting the springs that made this park famous:

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I continued into Arkansas to visit President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site:

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I overnighted at the Walmart of Bryant, Arkansas.  See the trip map for today’s drive.