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100+ – Batsto Mansion

March 30, 2015 Batsto Village dates back to 1766. It was established to smelt the bog iron ore found in the Batsto river basin. The village supplied iron munitions—cannons and cannon balls—for the Continental Army during the Revolution. The village’s … Continue reading

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Steam Engine Wheels

Photo of the Week – March 11, 2015 Taken: August 8, 2014 These steam engine wheels are stored behind the engine house for the Durbin Rocket, in Durbin, West Virginia. Since these are essentially antique rusty wheels that date back … Continue reading

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A Modest (Book) Proposal

Category: I Grew Up on a Farm in Virginia Growing up on the farm, probably in high school, I made a large, poster sized map of the farm. The basic map was a topographical map, showing elevations, roads, symbols for … Continue reading

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Batsto, New Jersey – A Village Grows with the Country

Name five cities or landmarks that are quickly associated with the American Revolution. Your top five responses might include Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Yorktown, and Batsto. Batsto? Okay, Batsto, New Jersey, may not be on the top-five list of familiar … Continue reading

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