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... Manning was the war of the football QB Gods and Chris was not going to miss it. We went to Buffalo Wild Wings, a chain sports bar that specializes in wings and sauces. We had been craving pretzels so we split a couple big soft pretzels with queso dip. They were hot and amazing and totally satisfied our craving. We each got a burger and split some coleslaw and fries. My burger was a black bean burger and it ...
Civil War with the establishment of Storer College. The college hosted the first
meeting in the U.S. of the Niagara Movement, an early civil rights organization
that developed into the NAACP. Storer College no longer exists but the buildings
that housed it now function as NPS offices but can be toured. So altogether
these make for a huge amount of history for such a small town in a very scenic
... Buchanan's birthplace and Mercersburg Academy, and stopped here where he was given cake (it was his birthday).
I guess little bits of history pop up in the most unexpected places.
I reach a quiet side road through the forest to "Buchanan's birthplace State Park" It leads to a little stone pyramid to the spot where America's 15th president was born. I think--a rather odd place for a family to live, right next to the mountains, when you have some much ...
... and Tony traveled up to Cass as well to ride the trains. Sheryl and I were planning to stay over in Cass and head west from there, so J, K and T took their own vehicle.
We met up at the railroad station about 1 and 1/2 hours before departure so had time to look around at things before we boarded the train.
Cass is an old company town for a coal and log ...
... pretty rustic. That's American history.
On down the road, there's a nice estate turned into a park "Renfrew Museum and Park" with an early 1800s house, smokehouse and barn turned museum (closed right now). I ask an older fellow what the story of this place is... he doesn't tell me much, but we do get to chatting a bit about life in quiet Waynesboro vs. a bigger city which he prefers... He also tells me his son is a musician who has about 15 guitars. It ...