From National Parks

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Last week, on our weekly adventure day, Tom and I visited three National Park sites in western Pennsylvania.  Today I will write about the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.  Tomorrow I will write about the Allegheny Portage Railroad.  I will save the third, Flight 93 National Memorial, until we have time to visit again. The Johnstown …

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Jumonville Glen: History of Fort Necessity

Today is the second lesson in the history of Fort Necessity National Battlefield:  Jumonville Glen. In January 1754, before George Washington returned from his mission, Virginia Governor Dinwiddie sent out a small force of Virginia soldiers to build a fort at the forks of the Ohio, modern-day Pittsburgh.  The stockade was barely finished when a …

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