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Amish Country in the Fall

Photos and Story by G.I. Wilson-   Bud pulls the car over and stops. A farmer working with a piece of farm equipment pulled by a team of mules. My father used this same equipment 80 years ago. Rapid hoof beats on concrete turns our attention back to the highway. A black buggy whips by …

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It’s About Time and Clocks!

Strolling through timekeeping’s history by Terry Conway America’s first soldier, George Washington, carried one. Gentlemen stored them in the watch pocket of the vest of their three-piece suits. Ubiquitous until the First World War, locomotive engineers and conductors counted on their timepieces to keep the trains running on time. Travel to the little Susquehanna river …

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Lehigh Canal below guard lock #8.

In Case You’re Ever Navigating on the Lehigh Canal!

                                                                        By Bud Cole The National Canal Museum located in Easton, Pennsylvania along the Lehigh Canal features the only active mule-drawn canal boat rides in the Keystone State and one of only a few still operating in the entire country. The NCM is also the only museum in the United States specifically devoted to telling …

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A Peek Inside Longwood’s “Orchid Extravaganza”

by Terry Conway Had enough of winter’s Arctic blasts?  Need a taste of spring to cure it? This winter at Longwood Gardens, your escape is “Orchid Extravaganza”– a world filled with the beautiful, sometimes bizarre, often fragrant flowers that come in almost every color, shape, and size. One of the largest groups of flowering plants …

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