Visiting Chickamauga Battlefield

The battle at Chickamauga, Georgia took place September 19 & 20, 1863, resulting in the death of over 34,000 soldiers (Union and Confederate). It was second in causalities only to the battle at Gettysburg during the Civil War. This area of woods and several small farms before the battle would become a National Military Park […] Read more...

Visiting Custer State Park in South Dakota

Lakes, hills, forests, and prairies can all be found in Custer State Park. Located in the south western part of South Dakota, Custer State Park is part of the Black Hills area. The multiple ecosystems in the park host a large variety of wildlife. In fact, one of the park’s “must-do” activities is to drive […] Read more...

The Chattanooga Choo-Choo: A Stop Back in Time

  “Pardon me….is that the Chattanooga Choo-Choo?”   Yes, it actually is. For many who know nothing else about Chattanooga, they know the song that Glen Miller and His Orchestra made famous in the 1941. They know that Chattanooga had a train station. In fact, Chattanooga was a important part of rail travel in the United […] Read more...

Visiting Moundsville, West Virginia

Moundsville, West Virginia is in the southern portion of the northern panhandle of West Virginia. This small city along the Ohio River is just about 15 miles south of Wheeling, WV. As may be expected in a place called Moundsville, there is an Adena (a.k.a. Mound Builders) mound. This Pre-Columbian Native American mound, the largest […] Read more...

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park

Blennerhassett Island is in the middle of the Ohio River between Parkersburg, West Virginia and Belpre, Ohio.  It was once owned by Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett in the late 1700’s. The Blennerhassett’s constructed what was a very elaborate island manor at the time. Unfortunately, Harmon Blennerhassett became embroiled in a scandal involving Aaron Burr resulting […] Read more...