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Less than an hour’s drive from Charlotte, N.C., King Mountain National Military Park tells the story of an early Revolutionary War battle, and the first that I visited. The South Carolina battle site occurred after American patriots were on the run after several losses in 1780. After hearing of these losses, a force of rugged…

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Scenic Lighthouses Part Two

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on September 19, 2013

 
 

As promised last month, here is the second installment of particularly attractive lighthouses that I have encountered during the past few years. Photos #1 and #2:  Split Rock Lighthouse State Park, MN – 1910 – 54 feet in height     Cape Meares Light, Cape Meares State Scenic Viewpoint, OR – 1890 – 38 feet…

 

Scenic Lighthouses

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on August 12, 2013

 
 

Yaquina Head Light Visiting the nation’s many historic and picturesque lighthouses has become very popular among travelers these days, so I thought I might provide some photographic examples of a number of particularly attractive examples of such structures that I have encountered during the past few years.  Although a second installment will follow next month,…

 

National Parks in Peril

Posted by Bob Hoelscher in Uncategorized on August 12, 2013

 
 

Our Congressional ‘Sequester’ at Work in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI According to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis, if additional NPS budget cuts follow those resulting from the current Congressional “Sequester,” it will be necessary to actually close a number of National Park sites, which would be particular lamentable on the eve of the…

 
 

The Peabody Little Rock held a VIP chef’s dinner on Tuesday, highlighting the expertise of its culinary team while entertaining clients.  Members of the hotel’s executive committee, including General Manager Monte Hansen, and the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau hosted clients in town for the Small Market Meetings Conference and local clients from Arkansas…

 

Hallowed Ground

Posted by Brian Jewell in Uncategorized on May 21, 2010

 
 

  On a Friday morning, the air around Manassas is soft and quiet. Dew drops shimmer on the green rolling hills outside of town, and all is peaceful. But it was not always so. In July of 1861, young and inexperienced troops from the Union and Confederate armies met for the first time on the…