Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

Until we came to Fort Necessity, I had never heard of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.  But that isn’t unusual.  Tom and I are always finding National Park System units that we have never heard of before.  You probably never heard of Fort Necessity before I started working here! The Potomac Heritage National Scenic …

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Stretched in God’s Hands

I am a person who likes routine.  Routine helps me feel like I am in control, even when events are spinning chaotically around me.  I could be called a person of regular habits.  Some of my routines are such ingrained habits that I occasionally forget that I have done them.  Living life on the road …

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National Road: History Lesson 7

In History Lesson 6 I talked about Braddock Road Trace and Washington’s Trace, the preliminary roads across part of Pennsylvania.  Today I am taking that lesson to the next level with the building of the first national road in the United States. After the French and Indian War, Great Britain agreed that settlers would not …

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