Monthly Archives: July 2016

“Life is a parable about life” (Anna Blake)

Sometimes, I wonder how things would turn out if all of us who want peace and justice and relationship with others where we share and nurture and create a wholesome space got to have one side of the world.  All … Continue reading

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Harrisonburg, VA: Main Street

One of my characteristics is I tend to underestimate how long a given task will take.  On our travel from Knoxville to Harrisonburg, we had three stops to make, and thus, arrived later than intended.  By the time we were … Continue reading

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Cargill Grain Elevator, Harrisonburg VA

William Wallace Cargill began the business in 1865 in Conover, Iowa.  The Cargill grain elevator in Harrisonburg, Virginia is now one of many aspects of the international corporation for agriculture-related industries.  In the 1950s, Cargill emerged as a major international … Continue reading

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Barter Theatre

The Barter Theatre was begun in 1933 by Robert Porterfield.  Porterfield was an actor who returned to his home state and began the theatre with a proposal to pay for admission with produce.  Porterfield was among many actors on Broadway … Continue reading

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Monocacy Park, Bethlehem PA

Monocacy Park, an outstanding example of WPA landscape architecture, was an unexpected find while we were in Bethlehem.  Sometimes, in spite of searching scholarly sources and archival data, the fortuitous result of a google search turns up something–voila! A news … Continue reading

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Stone Picnic Shelter in Roanoke

The stone picnic shelter in Wasena Park, Roanoke, VA was constructed during the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The land for the park was donated to the city in 1934, and landscape architect A. A. Farnham was selected to … Continue reading

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Van Zandt County Courthouse

I love that I can now spot a New Deal courthouse as soon as I see it!  I was in dire need of a break from driving yesterday, albeit having hardly been on the road at all, and exited at … Continue reading

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Off the grid in Texas

I have been in rural Texas, just Rio and me and the storms and wind and no Internet.  I will be happy to return to Mississippi Friday and I will see you all soon with a plethora of posts of … Continue reading

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