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Argo Mill and Tunnel

The Argo Mill operated from 1913-1943, milling gold brought in from mines in the region. The tunnel was bored straight back into the hillside for four+ miles and connected along the way with several of the mines. The ore was … Continue reading

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Academy Chapel

I went on Academy grounds today with my department to see a movie on engineering in the Planetarium. The movie was designed to interest kids (especially girls) in engineering as a career and really had no other theme. It also … Continue reading

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Dachau Concentration Camp

Although we knew it would be sobering, we decided to visit Dachau Concentration Camp. The memorial, which feels huge, only covers maybe a quarter of the war-period footprint of the camp. The rectangle in the far right, with the U-shaped … Continue reading

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Hohenzollern Castle

Of course, on a tour of Europe, you have to visit a castle so we headed to one on Tuesday morning.  We could see our destination when we were still several miles away. We parked at the bottom of the … Continue reading

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Strasbourg Cathedral

On Monday morning, we went to Strasbourg. We crossed into France halfway across the bridge over the Rhine River. There was no customs station, and in fact no border presence at all except for a small sign on the railing … Continue reading

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