Moments in History

Moments in History: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Determined not to let a disappointing breakfast dampen our day, we arrived at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site at 8:55a.m.  We enjoyed the cool of the day while waiting for the visitor center to open.  St. Louis had a heat advisory for the weekend, meaning it was going to be well over 100 degree… Continue reading Moments in History: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

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Moments in History: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

After leaving Elizabethtown, we headed out to Abraham Lincoln’s birthplace near Hodgenville, Kentucky.  Even though Illinois refers to themselves as the “Land of Lincoln”, Lincoln was actually born in Kentucky and lived there until he was 7 years old.  So Kentucky is the actual birthplace of Lincoln. At the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park,… Continue reading Moments in History: Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

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Moments in History: Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

Just across the river from Kansas is the town of Independence, Missouri.  After lunch, we headed to Independence for one final historical stop.  Originally this was going to be just a quick stop at the Visitor Center so the kids could get their Jr. Ranger badges.  It turned into more. The Harry S. Truman National… Continue reading Moments in History: Harry S. Truman National Historic Site

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Moments in History: Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Driving the Needles Highway was a great way to get even more excited to see Mount Rushmore.  If that was even necessary.  This monument was something none of us had seen in person, and everyone was ready for an adventure. After some pictures from the Grand Concourse and along the Avenue of the Flags, we… Continue reading Moments in History: Mount Rushmore National Memorial