Monthly Archives: July 2013

Manhattan Project National Park- USS Indianapolis Sunk 68 Years Ago Today

On the 30th of July in the year 1945 (68 years ago today), the USS Indianapolis sunk when it was hit by a Japanese torpedo.  Loads of ships and submarines were sunk during WWII, so you may be asking yourself, … Continue reading

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Brief book/blog plugs (July 30, 2013)

I don’t do it often, but I feel the need to promote a few items briefly.  So that was the upfront disclaimer.  If you’re not inclined to continue, feel free to move on to the next post. Otherwise… If you … Continue reading

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Top 5 Outdoor Activities to See/Do While You Still Can

Everyone seems to like lists.  I suppose that shouldn’t be surprising.  They’re easy to digest (assuming they’re written on a banana), quick to read, and they don’t require much thought.  Although lists sometimes feel contrived and there are already loads … Continue reading

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El Yunque National Forest – Puerto Rico

If you’ve been keeping up with the US Mint’s America the Beautiful quarters (AKA: National Parks’ quarters), you may have come across a 2012 quarter for an area you were unfamiliar with.  And no, I’m not talking about Chaco Culture … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore – South Dakota

With the 4th of July upon us, it seemed appropriate to post something about our nation and/or its founding fathers.  Since I blogged about Independence National Historic Park on the anniversary of the Constitution’s ratification a couple of weeks ago, … Continue reading

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