Archive: history

2015 Park Cities Historic Home Tour

Posted on: Apr 22, 2015        In: Out and About        With: One comment
“A Century of Classics” The byline to this year’s Park Cities Historic & Preservation Society home tour summed up the tour.  One home was the oldest home in Highland Park, and another home was the oldest home in University Park.  You do not get much more historical than that.  Truly this tour could be called […]

JFK Trolley Tour – Dallas, Texas

Posted on: Apr 16, 2015        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
For those of us old enough to remember – Where were you on November 22nd, 1963? The freshman girls from Dallas at Texas Tech were all listening to their radios.  They wanted to hear everything about President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas, Texas.  Suddenly (as if in unison) the volume was blaring throughout the dorm.  The […]

RISD – Red Brick Schoolhouse 100th Anniversary

Posted on: Dec 10, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: 2 comments
On the Monday after Thanksgiving in 1914, students moved into an eight room modern red brick schoolhouse on Greenville Avenue.  On December 6, 2014, students, staff, alumni, and members of the Richardson community, celebrated the 100th anniversary of this historic building. In 1927 more rooms were added to the red brick schoolhouse.  At that time, people […]

Old Fort Erie – Ontario, Canada

Posted on: Aug 25, 2014        In: Out and About        With: No comments
It is strange to drive up to an historic park in Canada and see an American flag flying.  But that is what happen when we visited Old Fort Erie – one of the Forts in the Niagara Parks. In 1937 – 1939, Old Fort Erie was restored to the 1812-1814 period, and since The United States […]

Old Fort Niagara – Youngstown, New York

Posted on: Aug 7, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
The New York State Parks website condenses the history of Old Fort Niagara better than I ever could. The history of Old Fort Niagara spans more than 300 years. The fort was occupied by three nations: France, Great Britain, and the United States. Old Fort Niagara, located at the mouth of the Niagara River, controlled […]

First Baptist Church Richardson will be 150 Years Old

Posted on: Jul 19, 2014        In: Life and Love        With: One comment
For the past few weeks, I have been working on a committee that is helping to plan the 150th Anniversary of First Baptist Church Richardson.  There are not many churches that can make that claim to fame.  We are even older than First Baptist Church Dallas.  Looking through the archives at the old pictures is […]

President Eisenhower’s Farm – Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Posted on: May 30, 2014        In: Out and About        With: One comment
Adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield is the home and farm of President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower.  This farm was the only home President and Mrs. Eisenhower ever owned.  Access to the farm is only by shuttle bus from the Visitor’s Center at the Gettysburg National Park. The front lane that leads up to the farm is […]

Independence National Historical Park – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted on: May 8, 2014        In: Out and About        With: No comments
“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (Declaration of Independence – Thomas Jefferson) These words (which always give me goosebumps) echo throughout Philadelphia, and most certainly along the […]

Gruene, Texas

Posted on: Apr 19, 2014        In: Out and About        With: 2 comments
Caitlyn and Dale’s wedding in Gruene, Texas was a destination wedding for us.  Ever-Lovin’ had visited Gruene (pronounced Green) many years ago, and he thought I would like it. We were surprised to find it hard to find a parking space on this Friday afternoon.  We had to drive around several parking lots before we […]

Presidio La Bahia

Posted on: Mar 27, 2014        In: Out and About        With: No comments
Presidio La Bahia (Fort by the Bay) is the WORLD’S finest example of a Spanish frontier fort.  It has all the pedigrees – National Historic Site and Historic Texas Lands designations.  I honestly did not know this treasure existed, but there it was 1 1/2 miles down the road from Goliad. This fort was built […]