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Day three

20160923_193932Harpers Ferry is a large park with a lot to see. There are several exhibit buildings covering the important battles, the story of John Brown and and the floods that destroyed much of town on more than one occassion.
Althought the civil war history is probably the most significant, there were battles fought during other wars as well.
It was also interesting to learn about John Brown in more detail, especially after just having vistited Uncle Tom’s Cabin in August.
There is even a connection to the Lewis and Clark expedition – my favorite of all of the Florentine Films productions.
On Saturday we head back toward Johnstown to check out Friendship Hill,  there is a very important connection to Lewis and Clark -but more on that tomorrow.

J&J 55/45 begins

edited_1474414908053Welcome to J&J 55/45. For those who don’t know, my best friend and I met 45 years ago in Portsmouth when our mothers were Girl Scout leaders of the same troup.

We have stayed friends all these years and always gotten together.

Each year for the past five we have traveled to different parts of the country in her  camper and visited National Parks in the region. This year we are headed to the Gettysburg region and I hope to post each day with some pictures and reflections on our stops.

I have assembled all of the necessary equipment for the trip I’ve picked up maps at Triple-A I’ve installed the Waze app on my phone and I’ve located the macaroni and cheese and biscuits map aka the Cracker Barrel map.

Berwick Riverfront project underway

BERWICK, Maine —A group of Berwick residents has begun fundraising to create riverfront access on the banks of the Salmon Falls.
Friends of the Berwick Riverfront plan to install a safe and convenient launching dock on a Rochester Street property, owned by the town, that has 100 feet of river frontage.
The group has a three-year plan to build a dock and eventually a conservation building, but co-chair Nichole Fecteau said the timetable could be accelerated if funds become available sooner.
“Last Tuesday, Selectmen gave us permission to start fundraising and to move forward with our project,” Fecteau said. “And in one week of fundraising we have already collected $5,661 and are halfway to our goal.”

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Who was General Sullivan?

Bridge often confused as replacement project continues

DOVER — Despite his place in history as a Revolutionary War hero, three-term New Hampshire governor and the state’s first federal judge, the 275th anniversary of General John Sullivan’s birth on Tuesday, Feb. 17, is likely to go unnoticed by most people.
No celebrations are planned in his hometown of Somersworth or in Durham, where he lived and practiced law.
Even the largest physical tribute to the man — the General Sullivan Bridge – is the subject of confusion.

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