Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fort Ticonderoga

Photos taken October 2011 Fort Ticonderoga, if even mentioned in any of your US History textbooks, was probably briefly brought up for a sentence or two in a chapter about the American Revolution.  The fort was actually built by the French during the French & Indian War (or The Seven Years’ War for you non-Americans) […]

Walt’s Filling Station

Photos taken October 2011 Another discovery through geocaching.  We stopped here on the way home from our Quebec/New York trip.  This may look like a gas station from the 1950’s, but this is really the side yard of someone’s home in Hallstead.  Vintage soda machines, signs, and gas pumps… someone went to great lengths to […]

Lausanne

Photos taken June ’12 via camera & camera phone, hence different photo sizes Another find via geocaching.  Seriously, if you’ve never geocached, get a GPS or smartphone and go play already. I was surprised to read that a ghost town was only 20 minutes or so from me.  Lausanne, near present-day Jim Thorpe, has very […]

East Village Rock n’ Roll Tour

Photos from November 2011 I laugh whenever anyone says history classes are boring, because I’ve taken some really cool and unusual ones, case in point The History of Rock n’ Roll.  Yes, I swear that was a real class, and an excellent one at that.  For a class trip, we took a guided “Rock n’ […]

Mighty Joe

Anyone driving on Route 206 in Shamong has surely seen the gorilla in the parking lot of Mighty Joe’s, a gas station and convenience store.  Formerly found along the Wildwood boardwalk and more recently serving as a decoration at a go-kart track, the gorilla, now known as Mighty Joe, has since been fixed up and […]

Mars Bluff Bomb Crater

Photos from June 2011 Another find due to geocaching.  I wanted to make a day trip out of our visit to South of the Border, and I happened to notice this oddity was just outside Florence. On March 11, 1958, an Air Force pilot heading to England accidentally dropped a bomb on the community of […]

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