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I guess a woman — an Asian woman — with no accompanying male — isn’t the usual demographic for visitors to WWII living history camps. I got the feeling that I’d only be rarer if I’d been a Yeti. Or under … Continue reading
I’m taking a break from my Australia travelogue to post about our current national crisis. It is Day 3 of the US government shutdown. The History Tourist is apolitical — heritage tourism is a bipartisan pursuit — so I’m not … Continue reading
I’m back from Melbourne, Australia and like your Aunt Sally, I’m going to make you look at my holiday photos. The most well-known aspect of Australian history is probably its penal colonies. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the English sought to … Continue reading
The Confederates were on their way to capture Washington DC on July 9, 1864 when they were intercepted by Union troops just south of Frederick, Maryland. They fought and the Confederates won the Battle of Monocacy Junction. But the one-day engagement delayed the Confederate march … Continue reading
Still working on transferring all of the old posts to the new format, but I’m sending it live anyway. I hope that you’ll find it user friendly.