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Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!


That’s how many glorious years “America’s Best Idea” has been around, and today marks that special milestone with celebrations all over the USA! 394 more words

Back In Time Zone Tour

Roadside Mississippi: Dairy Freeze, Crystal Springs

The Dairy Freeze in Crystal Springs opened up c.1951 at the intersection of Hwy 51 and what I believe was old Hwy 27.  With Hwy 51 being the main drag between Jackson and Baton Rouge / New Orleans, the stand likely saw plenty of long-haul traffic in addition to being quite popular with the locals.   321 more words

Historic Preservation

La Mariposa Monarch

Monarch butterflies are one of those magical spirits that float in the air. With their delicate nature, they endure a grueling round-trip migration route of upwards to 3,000 miles from the Eastern North America to the Sierra Madre mountains of Mexico. 322 more words


Restoring the Exterior Back in Atlantic City/Imagination Land

Back in imagination land, there are a lot of details on this house that (to me) absolutely cannot change – or have to be changed back – and some of that will be hard. 629 more words

Old House

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition was first observed in Haiti in 1998 and Senegal in 1999. I was no longer living in Dakar in 1999, but I spent many afternoons on Gorée Island at the… 123 more words

Civic Engagement

How the National Park Service Should Evolve

As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial, it’s time to look ahead and think about how America’s national parks should evolve over the next 100 years. 743 more words

Landscape Architecture

Lexington:  #ThisPlaceMatters....Not

August 21, 2016.

#ThisPlaceMatters.  701 Pine Street, Lexington, Kentucky.  Thanks, Alltech/Town Branch Distillery.  :-(
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