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Booing Benedict Arnold

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A small group came marching down the Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg: a couple of colonial militiamen, followed by a fife and drum, followed by a civilian.   The group made their way to the front of the courthouse.  The soldiers and musicians … Continue reading

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Train Guarding

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The Ellicott City, Maryland train station –now out-of-commission and part of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum – had Civil War reenactors camped out in front of it over the weekend.  It’s the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil … Continue reading

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Sunny London Town

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In 1823, Anne Arundel County moved its almshouse from downtown Annapolis to site on the South River about eight miles south of town.  On the site there already existed a large Georgian house, built between 1758 and 1764 by businessman William … Continue reading

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Are you Pocahantas?

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In the early 1990s, Disney announced plans for a new theme park based on American history, to be built in the Virginia suburbs of DC.  The (very rich and powerful) locals fought against it – for many reasons including the feeling that Disney would … Continue reading

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The Sublime

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When we told him that we were going to Natural Bridge one morning, our innkeeper warned us, “Don’t be put off by the tacky gift shop, where you buy your ticket.  I’ve had guests who have just turned around and … Continue reading

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The Witchless Salem

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Nineteenth century Moravians color-coded their women.  That’s what I remember the most from my visit to Old Salem, North Carolina.  The women wore white bonnets and the bonnets were tied with ribbons.  Young girls wore red ribbons, single women wore … Continue reading

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