Budapest

I had the great fortune to spend a few days in Budapest, Hungary this week. I was working during the day, but took me cameras out every morning and evening. I’ve also been playing with a new tool for building mobile friendly slide shows. So here’s a test Budapest Album .

Acton Memorials

Along the very short Prospect Street in Acton, Massachusetts, are two monuments to minutemen of April 19th, 1775.
The Blanchard brothers were among the men from Acton serving under Captain Isaac Davis. Young Luther was a fifer. When the minutemen formed up to take on the British army at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Capt. …

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Signs of the Signers #1 – Matthew Thornton

This post is the start of a new, long-term series I’ve been thinking about centered around the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Although I’d say I have an above average interest in American history, I can only name a few of the 56 signers. The most famous like Sam and John Adams, Jefferson and …

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Wadsworth Monument

The monument reads:
This monument is erected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the town of Sudbury in grateful rememberence of the services and sufferings of the founders of the state: and especially in honor of
Capt. S. Wadsworth of Milton.
Capt Brocklebank of Rowley,
Lieut. Sharp of Brookline.
and twenty six others, men of their command, who fell near …

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Fort McClary, Kittery, Maine

 
I wish I was better at planning these things, but sometimes you get lucky. I drove out to Fort McClary in Kittery, Maine today and was surprised to find a group of reenactors camping there for the weekend. Their tents provided a nice little extra.
 
 
 
 
The Blockhouse is unique not only for it’s shape and …

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