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“Roadside Attractions” at the U.S. Botanic Garden

For the second year in a row, the “Season’s Greenings” holiday display at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C., has a travel theme. Last year it was “National Parks and Historic Places.” This year it is “Roadside Attractions.” The … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C., 1969

My First Trip to Washington When I was a kid, most of my family’s overnight travels involved visiting relatives or attending my father’s annual army reunion, trips within a day’s drive or so from our Western New York home. But … Continue reading

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Washington, D.C., 1953

A Road Map of the Past Spread before me is a “Road Map and Visitor’s Guide” to Washington, D.C., and vicinity, published by Esso Standard Oil Company in 1953. Esso and its competitors provided such maps free of charge to … Continue reading

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Bike Patrol Along the C&O Canal

Something didn’t feel right about this group. There were perhaps eight adults, men and women, some carrying infants, some rolling large wheeled luggage behind them along the stone and dirt towpath. It was early afternoon and hot, the day of … Continue reading

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Summer Sojourns

My travels this summer all have been within the nearby region: the Eastern Shore of Maryland and Virginia, the Jersey Shore, southern Pennsylvania, and western Maryland. Here are a few images I took along the way. The Shore and More Longwood … Continue reading

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