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See you all in heaven

This is Mr. History Tourist.  It brings great sadness to tell all who read this blog that The History Tourist has lost her war with triple negative breast cancer.   She passed away on October 14th of 2019.  This blog was … Continue reading

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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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The Unexpected President: the Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur

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There were only two things I knew of our 21st president before reading The Unexpected President: the Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur.   1. Chester A. Arthur was part of a corrupt New York political machine before becoming vice president to … Continue reading

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The House that Shoes Built

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In 1880, Thomas Gustave Plant, the son of a successful businessman, left his home in Bath, Maine to seek his own fortune.  He makes it to Massachusetts, where he works as a laborer in various businesses before finding his niche … Continue reading

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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 African American and Latino … Continue reading

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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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We Interrupt Our Travels

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I’m taking a one post break from my Southern Tour to participate in a different tour: a Writer’s Blog Tour.  It’s an interview, of sorts, about my blog and writing process. I generally don’t self-disclose all that much, because I … Continue reading

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