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Museum of the American Revolution-Philadelphia, Pa…

I wish there had been places like this when I was in school, history then was names and dates, this is hands on and brings history alive.  I know more about the American Revolution now than I ever did.

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The best place to start is watching the short film ‘Revolution’ and then proceeding to the main galleries.  Beginning in the lower right of the map we have…

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Becoming Revolutionaries (1760-1775)

The Darkest Hour (1776-1778)

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A Revolutionary War (1778-1783)

A New Nation (1783-present)

Last but not least, but certainly the most impressive – Washington’s War Tent

**From museum brochure – Created for use as a mobile field headquarters during the Revolutionary War, the tent likely was made in Reading, Pennsylvania in early 1778, while Washington was encamped at Valley Forge. It was used by George Washington from 1778 – 1783, and witnessed many dramatic moments during the War of Independence, including the 1781 Siege of Yorktown, the last major battle of the war. The tent was last displayed several decades ago at Valley Forge National Historical Park.

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Since we had limited time in Philadelphia we weren’t able to see much else.  I did however want to see the Liberty Bell and although that museum was closed it was visible from outside.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Structure…

I tend to like abandoned structures and also stone walls,  in looking through my photographs I came across not actual stone walls but the stone wall ruins of an abandoned woolen mill in Dingman’s Ferry, PA.

Around 1826 Joseph Brooks, a Welshman who had immigrated to Philadelphia built a woolen mill of stone, 3 1/2 stories high in Dingmans Ferry.  He employed about 80 workers.

His sheep however, were devoured by wolves or died from eating poisonous laurel.  Supplies, operatives and materials such as expensive raw wool, had to be brought in from Philadelphia and the finished products shipped back to Philadelphia by wagons, a trip which took 10 days.  Brooks died in 1832 and the mill was abandoned.  Here are my pictures of the ruins of the mill.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Corner…

In this week’s challenge, share a photo or photos that plays on any of the word’s many meanings.

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Some of my choices for corner.

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Thomas Edison’s library in West Orange, New Jersey.  I love the idea of a bed in the corner.

High Point monument in the northwestern corner of New Jersey where NJ/PA/NY meet.

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This and that.

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge…

 I couldn’t choose just one, so….

Brooklyn Bridge

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Mid Hudson Bridge – George Washington Bridge

New Hampshire covered bridge – bridge of a ship – tourists on a bridge 🙂

Frenchtown Bridge (NJ) – Dingman’s Ferry (PA) bridge – foot bridge

New England bridge – Mid Hudson bridge.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta…

The prompt is: share a photograph that signifies transitions and change to you. It can be the very beginning of a phase, or the very end.

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The Dingmans Falls at Child’s Park in the Pocono’s in PA. as they transition on their journey.

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