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Hamilton in NYC Part I

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The zeitgeist of Broadway is Hamilton the Musical, in which the story of the first secretary of the US treasury, Alexander Hamilton, is told via rap, R&B, Brit pop and other decidedly non-fife-and-drum styles by a mostly…

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In 2019

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I’ve just started to remember to write 2018 (instead of 2017) on documents and now it’s 2019. Plans for this year: March in Charleston, South Carolina Charleston is full of interesting history, great food and engaging people, and what’s not … Continue reading

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Aladdin the Christmas Camel and Feathered Friends

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Originally posted on thehistorytourist:
I went to George Washington’s Mount Vernon yesterday and eventually I’ll get around to a post about the house and grounds.  But I’d like to spend this last evening of 2012 on Aladdin, the Christmas Camel. In…

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Assault with Intent to Peel

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Originally posted on thehistorytourist:
My fellow tourists and I were filing into the city watch house for what I thought was a tour when I got a rude awakening.  “Women to my right, men to my left,” barked the very large man in a police…

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In Search of the Chincoteague Ponies

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Next to our hotel was the Museum of Chincoteague, a small but perfectly satisfying museum that collects and preserves, as its website explains “the material culture that reflects the historical progression of the life on Chincoteague Island.” It was extra … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes and Yankees in Chincoteague

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Chincoteague was, at the start of the Civil War, a fishing village on a small island on coastal Virginia.  It didn’t need slaves, but it did need customers for its seafood, and that meant that they needed access to northern … Continue reading

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Italy Redux

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I’ve enjoyed reliving the Italy trip and am not quite ready to let go yet. So before we leave, I’m going back one more time, to do a highlight reel. My favorite historic site: the Palatine Hill and Roman Forum … Continue reading

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