Category Archives: Travel North America

Shells From the Beach*

Long Island Guest Writer Thomas DeWitt Talmage “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.” ~Patrick Henry … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Gristmill*

California Guest Writer Thomas DeWitt Talmage “Let them praise the name of the Lord: for He commanded, and they were created” (Psalm 148:5). The name the “Devil’s Gristmill” has been given to one of the geysers of California, that group … Continue reading

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Exploring Washington, DC

“Only those places that you have visited by foot have you really visited at all.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Almost every place you’ve ever heard of in Washington, DC, is within sight of or walking distance of the National Mall, … Continue reading

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Fine Dining

“Anybody who believes that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach flunked geography.” ~Robert Byrne We live in a country where food has assumed an importance beyond just keeping us alive. Now it is also entertainment and … Continue reading

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Minnetaunka*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Rail Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” ~Miriam Beard On leaving Lichfield our road lay … Continue reading

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Pullman Sleeping Car*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Rail Travel Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine.” ~EM Forster We came up the Red River in the … Continue reading

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The Railroad at Last*

19th-Century Trip to Manitoba Overland Guest Writer Mary FitzGibbon “Life is made up of marble and mud.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne We reached Tilford about 6 o’clock. How we pitied the pretty, sad-looking woman, wife of the engineer! For having to live … Continue reading

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