Nineteen / by Dave Hileman

New National Park Sites visited and photographed in 2016. The nineteen were spread over 12 states. Eight of them were battlefields in French and Indian, Revolutionary and Civil War sites. Shiloh was the highlight of those with Stone's River the biggest surprise as to the scope of the battle. Tupelo was the biggest disappointment - very small, no parking, over grown and little information. Seven of them were houses, including Lincoln, Adams, JFK and Maggie Walker. Adams house were just a bit of a let down because of the context, very small lots amidst lots of traffic and noise a few feet away. George Washington's Headquarters / Longfellow house was the most interesting. The Aviation Heritage Center in Dayton was the best of those we knew nothing about but were entranced by the story of those men. George Rogers Clark in Vincennes was also in the running, we really enjoyed that stop. This brings us to well over 150. More tomorrow. 

 George Rogers Clark Memorial

George Rogers Clark Memorial