Tag Archives: One-tank road trips

One-tank trips: Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum

The historic courthouse (20 N. Loudoun Street) on the pedestrian mall in downtown Winchester, Virginia, has been nicely restored and is open as a Civil War museum. It commemorates the soldiers from local communities and the many battles that were … Continue reading

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A virtual tour of Joanna Furnace near Reading, PA: Part 2

This is a back view of the old furnace stack at the Joanna Furnace near Reading, Pennsylvania. As mentioned in part 1 of this 2-part short series, Joanna Furnace was one a vibrant, profitable producer of cannonballs, door hinges, kettles, … Continue reading

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29th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park – CANCELLED 4/13

UPDATE 4/13/18: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2018!!!! Press Release from Ilena Di Toro: The 29th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, … Continue reading

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28th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park Set for April 29-30

The 28th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free. This event is … Continue reading

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York County Parks planning Gettysburg bus trip! Public welcome!

The York County Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Geology and History of the Gettysburg National Military Park bus trip from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, 2015. Departure will be from the John Rudy … Continue reading

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One-tank trips: Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal lock at Havre de Grace MD

In the early 18th century as the population of the United States moved ever westward and new inland communities formed,  businessmen wanted faster and more reliable methods of transporting goods, cargo, and people rather than crude country roads hacked out … Continue reading

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One-tank road trips: Orange County, Virginia

Orange County is located in a beautiful pastoral Piedmont region of central Virginia. Perhaps the best-known tourist attraction is Montpelier, the 2,700-acre estate and mansion of President James Madison, who played a large role in the creation of the United … Continue reading

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One-tank trips – Warrenton, Virginia

Historic Warrenton is a quaint place in Northern Virginia which retains much of its small town charm. Among the more popular stops for a history buff is the Old Jail Museum, the home of the Fauquier Historical Society located at … Continue reading

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Marye’s Heights at Fredericksburg

Marye’s Heights, immediately west of Fredericksburg, Virginia, played an important and well publicized role in the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg. Confederate infantry and artillery posted on this rise devastated a series of charges by Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside’s Union … Continue reading

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More photos from the Fredericksburg battlefield – Howison Hill

Howison Hill  in December 1862 provided a significant platform for Confederate artillery, including a 30-pounder Parrott Rifle, of the Army of Northern Virginia during the Battle of Fredericksburg. A wayside marker along Lee Drive in the national military park delineates … Continue reading

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