Category Archives: History

Thursday Doors – Church of the Epiphany

When you discover a church in what seems to be an odd location, you know there has to be some interesting history. My experience is that you can’t always find that history, but in this case, it couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Trolley Doors

This is one of those weeks when I have a nice crop of doors, but I don’t have a story to tell. Well, I do, but I told it for National Train Day. You may have noticed that I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Memorial Day

Last June, I was in Washington, D.C. for a short series of meetings. I had some free time before one of those meetings and I decided to squeeze in a little sightseeing. When I realized how easy it is to … Continue reading

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Loosely Connected to Greatness #WATWB

I remember hearing a story on NPR last year about a book, “The Rise of the Rocket Girls” which told the story about women who had been recruited into service at NASA’s predecessor agency, The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics … Continue reading

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Train Day 2017

As I mentioned in an earlier post, AMTRAK officially killed off National Train Day due to budget concerns (as if I needed another reason to be disappointed with Congress). However, they can’t stop me from celebrating Train Day. I’m using … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – Pearl Street

This is one of those doors posts that is hard to start and hard to end. It’s like painting the molding in your house, where the door trim leads to the baseboard and so on and so forth. This started … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors – At the Reservoir

About a year ago, I shared doors from the Saville Dam at the Barkhamsted Reservoir. That reservoir was built to help augment the water supply for the city of Hartford, Connecticut and as it grew and began its expansion into … Continue reading

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