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"Stony Point" - The Saddle Horse String Band

It seems appropriate that my inaugural post be a tune called “Stony Point,” as the town of Stony Point contains a Revolutionary War battle site near Haverstraw Bay, the name of the blog. 142 more words

Anthony Wayne

Aloneness at the Top

August 23, 2016, Prescott- It’s time to take a break from the day-to-day, and think about our leaders, or those who purport to be such.  In a conversation this afternoon, the three of us noted that the school principal has an intense burden, not going out among the staff as often as people seem to want.   380 more words


King's Survey: Pizza Money

In which we see that it’s one thing to win one’s independence militarily, and another thing to keep one’s independence financially.

All right, kids: so the Revolution is over. 1,132 more words

Jim Cullen

A Short Word: Americanism

Let’s take a look at the state of the American culture today, not in any gritty detail, but just a quick glance is all that’s necessary. 1,075 more words

  • “[A] good moral character is the first essential in a man, and that the habits contracted at your age are generally indelible, and your conduct here may stamp your character through life.
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George Washington

Brandywine Battlefield

In an effort to cross more local historical sites off my list, I finally ventured over to Brandywine Battlefield. The parcel of land sequestered for the battlefield is actually quite small, where in reality the battle was far more spread out (the… 305 more words


The Balsam Impatiens Tour Continues

Last summer a stop at Monticello gave me a chance to photograph the Balsam Impatiens growing in Thomas Jefferson’s garden.  I have also seen them growing in the Old North Church in Boston.  94 more words