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Charlottesville's Robert E. Lee Sculpture and our Heritage of Hate

Once upon a time, American monuments felt innocuous.  They sat quietly in parks and squares, repositories for bird droppings and cans of cheap beer.  Their stone bases worn from the sandblasting of cheapjack graffiti and chipped from years of nicks from riding lawnmowers.  1,148 more words


Jessica Reske

We are very excited to be working on a project at Mesa Verde National Park!  In cooperation with the Mesa Verde Museum Association, the National Park Service, and History Colorado, we just began work on a Historic Structure Report for the Far View Visitor Center.   371 more words

Friday is a Gas: Phillips 66 Stations c.1950-c.1970s

During the c.1950-1970s, Phillips had two station types: an oblong box, and the batwing or gullwing design.  The latter of these was my holy grail of gas stations.   578 more words

Historic Preservation

48th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

This August marks the 48th anniversary of Hurricane Camille.  We mostly think of hurricanes having an impact on the coastline but they do indeed have a far reach.   109 more words

Historic Preservation

remains of the day

Every now and again in the midst of all the development and stores and businesses and office parks we see a glimpse of what made Chester County well…Chester County. 54 more words

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Quaint Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, on the St. Lawrence River three hours’ drive north of Montreal, is ridiculously picturesque — the oldest parts, anyway, where stone houses, some from the 17th century, 372 more words


Lessons from Laurel

Publication Note: This column was first published in the August 16, 2017 edition of the Lonoke County Democrat weekly newspaper, linked HERE in its original format.   1,541 more words