Category Archives: Pennsylvania

The Atrocious Massacre

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Before we married, Mr. History Tourist worked in an area of suburban Philadelphia called Paoli. The name sounded vaguely Italian but it had been around since the colonial era and I thought it unlikely that colonial Pennsylvanians would name anything … Continue reading

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Christmas with George

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“Uh oh,” said the Continental soldier standing in front of me at Washington Crossing State Park, the New Jersey side of the Washington Crossing PA/NJ duo of parks. We’d just watched the first of the boats carrying the Continental Army … Continue reading

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A Weekend in Chocolate Land

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At the top of the tallest hill in Hershey, Pennsylvania is the Hotel Hershey. And just a few hundred feet down the hill from the hotel is the high school that my husband attended.  He used to sneak into the … Continue reading

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Wheatland

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President James Buchanan is often cited as the worst president in US history, for a lack of leadership — generally attributed to his waffling because he was a pro-southern northerner — that put the country on the final road to … Continue reading

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I Like Ike’s House

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I want to start with some much-delayed blog business and thank Historical Digression for a Leibster Award nomination (and apologize for taking so very long to acknowledge it) and Chandler Swain Reviews for a Versatile Blogger nomination.  I don’t read enough blogs to … Continue reading

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Over There

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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

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Pickett and the Paparazzi

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I had gone to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary commemorative march of Pickett’s Charge intending to join the Confederates.  No reason except wanting the experience of walking across the field with thousands of others.  I’d even chosen a brigade – … Continue reading

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