Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Greenbrier Bunker: Cold War Shelter for V.I.P.s (part 1 of 2)

Please welcome guest author Ed Wetschler, executive editor of Tripatini.com. This piece appeared on the Tripatini site on March 15, 2011. Wetschler is the Northeast Chapter chair of the Society of American Travel Writers. He has written for The New York Times, Delta Sky, and frommers.com. If the Soviet Union had attacked Washington, D.C., any […]

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May the rains sweep gentle across your fields, May the sun warm the land, May every good seed you have planted bear fruit, And late summer find you standing in fields of plenty. Tweet Send to Kindle

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“Oh, I’m just taking three pigs to market” –Ohio’s Underground Railroad

By the 1820′s, several thousand African Americans had settled in Ohio. Early slave laws discouraged black settlement. In spite of the severe fines and penalties imposed by these laws, Ohioans were quite active in aiding fugitive slaves on their journey north to freedom in Canada on the Underground Railroad network. A number of small black […]

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Mountain songs and sayings have living reality

The convenient and pithy term for the mountain people of Kentucky, “our contemporary ancestors,” does not indicate the origin of the customs, beliefs, and peculiarities which persist among them. For they too had ancestors. These were, for the most part, British, and of the soil. Just as today many a mountaineer has never been ten […]

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“I’ve been bit!”

Please welcome guest author Edd Fuller. Fuller runs the Photography in Place blog. About the blog’s name, he says “I live in a rural area of central Virginia, not too far from Charlottesville. I photograph places close to home. The camera helps me see and appreciate where I live. The camera helps me develop a […]

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