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Pine Creek Rail Trail, PA

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  "Pine Creek Rail Trail" , PA "only rail trail in the Appalachian Mtns. of north-central PA ...north of Wellsboro runs through Pine Creek Gorge ends at Jersey Shore ... length: 62 miles" (Be sure to click the link above to go to the visit PA website & plan you trip to this amazing area of PA, must see for sure!!!) Gorgeous fall colors in 2023 ... Pennsylvania is 1 of the greatest states ...1 of my favorites. I've got relatives there, so it has been a state we have visited since I was a young 1. A trail you can easily ride, not to rough and tough, you can walk, bike, or even ride your four legged horse, just being silly there folks, bring your wife, bring your doggies, cats on a leash, maybe an alligator?!? ... Such great views, places to stop and enjoy the views, bring a snack & drink ...to continue onward. Lots of access points ... hope you are well today. Sure glad you did stop in, Take care.  Beth ( ; 

New River Trail, VA

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  "For over 30 years the Jackson Ferry Shot Tower manufactured ammunition for a growing nation. It remains as a token of an era long gone, standing as a symbol of America's industrial sovereignty. English Immigrant Thomas Jackson, came to the US through Baltimore to answer a call from Moses Austin, who was hiring experts in the vocation of mining and lead works. Jackson was an industrialist and experienced miner who brought with him the trade secret of "drop shot" a process that was refined by craftsman William Watts of Bristol, England.  The Shot Tower took over five years to build and was completed in 1807. According to research and tax records it was the first factory to mass-produce shot on American soil. The ammunition produced here was for shotguns, particularly "fowling shot", for the local communities. Manufacturing at the tower ceased in 1839 thus ending it's grandeur as a producer of fine shot." Ivanhoe River Bridge New River Trail - Fost

Bancroft Tower

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  Bancroft Tower Bancroft Tower Road, Worcester, MA 01602 (508) 799-1190 "56 foot high, natural stone and granite tower, miniature feudal castle ... erected in 1900, in memory of Worcester native politician, historian, and stateman George Bancroft ... construction was roughly $15,000"  A plague in the ground in front of this beauty does say: "Bancroft Tower This Tower Was Built In 1900 To Honor The Memory Of George Bancroft 1800-1891 Born At The Foot Of This Hill He Rose To The Posts Of Secretary Of The Navy Founder Of The U.S. Navel Academy, Annapolis, Maryland U.S. Minister To Great Britain And Germany This Memorial Was Built By His Friend And Admirer Stephen Salisbury III" Funny how my hubby does find such great places to visit. We had a blast! The Air BNB that we did stay in the Massachusetts area was way cool, I think we have  several pics of it, I will be sure to share that with you soon ...I know we probably have the insides ...will check. Still weeding mysel

The Old Stone Church

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 The Old Stone Church, West Boylston, Massachusetts "Clearing land at the site today known as the Thomas Basin. All structures and trees were removed before the valley was flooded to ensure a clean water supply. The Old Stone Church was the only building allowed to remain because it was constructed of stone." "The Old Stone Church Built by The Baptist Society in 1892  Restored in 1980 by the citizens of West Boylston and the M.D.C. to commemorate the town in this valley lost by the creation of the Wachusett reservoir declared a national historic landmark on April 13, 1973 rededicated on the 175 anniversary of the town's incorporation 1983." Apparently this is the first post about State of MASSACHUSETTS, how exciting, ever been to this amazing state before?? I guess folks in the area of the great state of State of MASSACHUSETTS we did see ...didn't really have an accent that we could tell? You know how you assume something like that, but they didn't stand

Austin Dam Memorial Park

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"Around 3,000 people were in Austin that day, and the catastrophic failure of the dam resulted in the death of 78 of them and roughly $10 million in property damage." built in 1909, the largest dam of it's type in PA at the time.. .served area "Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill" They there lots of more tidbits from Wikipedia ...why is it when you wanna share a link of a website it acts weird ...and doesn't do properly, sorry but the link I did try to share wouldn't share (has any 1 noticed, I have tried using MSN browser and then Google browser ...and found that if I wanna comment on your blogs that I have to use Google ...but a lot of the times MSN will say we refuse to go to certain websites, I know they are not harmful but MSN just will not go?? Do you get it? So I will go to my cell phone and do it from there ...so weird? confuses me. What about you??!!?!) ...any who............................ .. .. if you wanna learn more about this area please do check

Ash Cave Fire Tower

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 Ash Cave Fire Tower, Hocking State Forest built 1934, 80 feet tall  The year of 2023, we found ourselves walking up 2 fire towers, I do believe and I think I am done with them ...they are hard on your legs, wow!! Make your knees hurt as well. A real weak feeling, I did get a bit nervous ...heights never bugged me as a kid ... scary times or at least nervous!!!! Because that ... I did share all photos, because I truly didn't know how many we got ... I left it up to Bryan ...he took them ... lol!! Are you a fan of HEIGHTS?? Thanks for braving the walk with us ...Have a blast. Till next time ...take care. Beth ( ;