Fort Churchill

(Authors note: ws goign through someolderposts and cme across this one. I have to admit I still love Fort Churchill, but by golly it is usually hot there.) In my recent travels, I stopped at Fort Churchill Historic Park in Nevada. I had been there previously but always with others, in particular children, so taking my time and really enjoying…

News You May Have Missed 5/18- 5/22

LOST WWI PURPLE HEART FOUND Daniel W. Quinlan  was one of 138 World War I veterans to receive the first Purple Heart medals  ever issued. He enlisted when he was just 20 and served in the medical corps (actually the sanitary corp which was the precursor to the medical corps), injured in a poison gas attack and then braved heavy fire…

The Tree That Owns Itself

There is a tree in Athens, Georgia that owns itself.    The white oak tree, has legal ownership of itself and of all land within eight feet of its base. You can find the tree on the corner of South Finley and Dearing Streets  and is sometimes called the Jackson Oak. The original tree died in 1942, but a new tree was grown from one…

Pearl Harbor

At 7:48 am,  December 7th, 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked Pearl Harbor located on Ohau, Hawaii.  The base was attacked by 353 Japanese fighter planes, bombers, and torpedo planes in two waves, launched from six aircraft The attack was devastating,  intended to keep the American fleet from interfering in operations the Japanese had planned. The attack had the opposite effect  and launch America…

Bearizona

One of my most favorite things I did on my trip to Arizona was to go visit a place called Bearizona. Oh my that was the best. I was excited, scared, nervous, and amazed when visiting Bearizona. Ok, I was a big fat scaredy cat for some of it.  I had never been that close to some of those animals…

Presidential Fun Facts

 George Washington No formal education. The only president elected unanimously. He received all 69 electoral votes. At his inauguration, Washington had only one tooth. At various times he wore dentures made of human teeth, animal teeth, ivory or even lead. Never wood. In addition to the nation’s capital and the state, 31 counties and 17 towns are named in his…