Back in May, Mrs. Present and I traveled to nearby Ceredo, WV for a sneak peek of the recently restored Ramsdell House. Many of the objects displayed were found in the home. Please enjoy the pictures. I have a bit of history concerning Z.D. Ramsdell, his house, and the town of Ceredo at the end…
The New Tygart Flyer
A few weeks ago, Mrs. Present and I needed a short get-away. Central Appalachia has experienced a bit of heat this summer, so we wanted to do something relaxing. Elkins, WV is just two-and-a-half hours away and is home to the Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad. Part of the Mountain Rails family of scenic railroads,…
3 Year Blog-A-Versary
3 Years!! Doing this is so much fun. It has been a privilege getting to know you. I look forward to following your passions be they history, fiction, food, travel, collectibles, books, faith, art, cinema, sports, medicine, culture, automobiles, aviation, photography, music, poetry, home, family, humor, current affairs, or politics. You are fantastic. Thank you!!
Mexican- American War: Part 3B/ Revolutionary Legacy of the U.S.
Mexico and the United States moved from their colonial experiences into revolution on very different roads. Those experiences imparted important legacies on each nation. Legacies that provided challenges to and offered promise for life as independent nations. Because the United States and Mexico were both new nations, understanding their colonial and revolutionary legacies is critical…
4th of July
Happy Independence Day! God bless the USA!
Trip To Ireland: Galway & Moher
History Nugget #14: June 2019
“It is very easy to put a country into combustion, when it possesses the elements of discord; but the difficulties of its re-organization are infinite” Lorenzo de Zavala From: Henderson, Timothy J. The Mexican Wars for Independence. New York: Hill and Wang, 2009.
Mexican- American War: Part 3A/ Colonial Legacy
Mexico and the United States share historical experiences. Both nations experienced periods of colonization, revolution, and independence. However, the experiences of each nation through these periods differ greatly. A cursory examination of these experiences helps to understand how each nation benefited, or suffered, from the legacy of those experiences. My aim is to understand the…
Eisenhower’s Letter to the Troops D-Day
History Nugget #13: June 2019
“Something was said which drew from General Taylor the expression of views which greatly surprised me. They were to the effect that California and Oregon were too distant to become members of the Union, and it would be better for them to be an independent government. He said that our people would inhabit them and…