Category Archives: History

What to Do When There’s Nothing to Do

I woke up Saturday morning a little before 7:00 with a strong desire to go somewhere. I spent about an hour on my computer trying to decide where. I couldn’t find anything that looked interesting. It was getting me a … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman Birthplace Historic Site

When we were in Independence, I discovered a brochure for Truman’s birthplace. It happened to be right along our route to Arkansas, in the tiny town of Lamar, Missouri. Truman was born in the downstairs bedroom of this tiny house … Continue reading

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Harry S Truman National Historic Site

Because we went to Wamego to see the Oz Museum, it made the most sense to head to Arkansas via Kansas City. We spent the night in Belton, Missouri. My wife hadn’t been with me when I visited Truman’s home … Continue reading

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Dwight D. Eisenhower Boyhood Home

We visited the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum, which wasn’t as grand as it sounds because the museum was closed for renovations. There were a few museum displays in the library. The principle attraction for us was Ike’s … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

It just happened that our route took us through Monument Valley, but we weren’t upset about it. Of course, I was familiar with it from every western movie ever. Sam, our friendly waitress at Zion National park, told us we … Continue reading

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