Category Archives: National Parks

Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial

This park was nearly empty on this overcast, cool December afternoon. So much so that the National Park rangers decided it was a good day to wax the floors and we couldn’t enter half the building — one of those … Continue reading

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Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Nothing particularly amazing ever happened at Fort Vancouver, but the site has had a long and varied history. I started my tour at the Pearson Air Museum, an old hangar for what used to be an Army air base — … Continue reading

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First Ladies National Historic Site

This park was our primary reason for going to Canton. It’s the only house William McKinley lived in (apart from the White House) that’s still in existence. But before he lived here, it was the home of his in-laws, the … Continue reading

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James A. Garfield National Historic Site — Mentor, Ohio

I toured Garfield’s house back in 2001. I remember the guide back then as being conceited and impatient with questions. My blog entry from back then paints a somewhat different picture, but that’s the impression that stuck with me. My … Continue reading

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Hopewell Culture National Historical Park

We weren’t planning to visit this park, and I didn’t even know it was here. But we spotted it on the way into Chillicothe and when Lucy Hayes’ house was closed we decided to salvage something from the day and … Continue reading

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