Category Archives: Historic Buildings

Peterson Air and Space Museum

With our days in Colorado numbered, I took a look at my things to do list and realized I’d never made it to this museum in Colorado Springs. It’s located on Peterson Space Force Base, and I had to request … Continue reading

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Miles of Lonely

I’d made reservations for a spot in a photo blind to see Lesser Prairie-Chickens on Sunday morning. We had to be in place before dawn, which meant I had to stay overnight in Oakley, Kansas. I decided to take back … Continue reading

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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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