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The Lincoln Memorial – Pic of the Week

William Howard Taft was a man who held many titles in his life: president of the United States, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, and most significantly for this post, chairman of the Lincoln Memorial Commission. He held this post during his tenure as president, and oversaw the planning and selection […]

Braddock’s (Other) Road

If you live and drive in the greater Washington area, you have heard of Braddock Road (VA State Road 620). It’s almost always congested with the heavy traffic that is one of the region’s claims to fame. Virginia is littered with roadways named for early American historical people and battles, and I assumed Braddock was […]

The Home of General Gates & the Plot to Remove Washington as Commander In Chief – Pic of the Week

This is the home of Continental Army General Horatio Gates, which is located in downtown York, Pennsylvania. The structure to the left is a colonial-era tavern. In what is now referred to as the “Conway Cabal,” Gates was championed by General Thomas Conway as a replacement for George Washington as commander in chief following Gates’ […]

Indiana State Library – Pic of the Week

I saw this recent blog post, So, what does the Indiana State Library actually do?, and was reminded of my visit there. The Indiana State Library is across the street from the Indiana State House, similar to the way that the Capitol is across the street from the Library of Congress. One of my favorite places […]