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Cee’s Which Way Challenge Post

This photo is posted in response to Cee’s Which Way Challenge Post. It is not often I post a photo with no supporting text! Which Way? Advertisements

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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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Bridgeport Depot Museum, Alabama

Several “I Grew up on a Farm in Virginia” posts make reference to the railroad that crossed the road to the house, specifically (My First Night with the Car). From as far back as I can remember I could hear … Continue reading

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Railroad Engine Roundhouse, Greenfield Village, Michigan

Photo of the Week January 28, 2015 Taken: October 19, 2014 This roundhouse is located in Greenfield, Michigan—the village that is made up of buildings from all around the country. The Ford foundation has moved many original buildings, such as … Continue reading

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Railroad Drawbridge, Hog Jaw Valley

Photo of the Week – January 21, 2015 Taken: June 21, 2014 This is the current and frequently used lift-type railroad drawbridge over long Island Creek of the Tennessee River, near Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama. This bridge replaced a swinging … Continue reading

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Greenfield Village – The Ford Village Experience

Or: Reassembling early 20th Century America Where can you walk into the Wright Brothers’ bicycle shop (from Dayton, Ohio), and five minutes later tour the homes of Noah Webster (from New Haven Connecticut), and Robert Frost (from Ann Arbor, Michigan), … Continue reading

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A Trip Back to Hog Jaw Valley – Part 2

The trip through Hog Jaw Valley, Alabama continues: One of the major landmarks on my tour was the Hembree home place. This two-story white frame building looks much as it did 80 years ago. Don grew up with several of … Continue reading

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