Saturday, April 30, 2011

Suwannee River, Florida

One of Florida’s many beautiful bridges over the world famous Suwannee River.

Florida’s beautiful Suwannee river, made world famous by Stephen Foster’s song – “Way Down Upon the Suwannee River.

Suwannee River.  Made immortal by Stephen Foster’s famous song, it is one of Florida’s lovely scenes.  Live Oaks and Spanish moss hang gracefully over the dark waters.

Way down upon the Suwannee River
Far, far away
There’s where my heart is turning ever
There’s where the old folks stay.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Petersburg, Virginia

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
Petersburg national Battlefield – Virginia
Each Memorial Day flags mark the graves of over 6000 Union and 36 Confederate soldiers who died on the Battlefields around Petersburg. This National Cemetery is preserved as a perpetual memorial.

Fort Hell
U.S. Route 301
South City Limits of Petersburg, Va.
Constructed by the Union Army during the Siege of Petersburg (1864-65). Named after Gen. John Sedgwick, but nicknamed Fort Hell because of the constant cannon fire it poured on the Confederate lines. Open year ‘round. View of Magazine and Artillery Officers’ Headquarters.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Miami, Florida

Cape Florida Light, Near Miami, Fla.

This tiny creature of the Lemur Monkey family, native of Madagascar, is the Mungoose Lemur.  At one time there were 26 different species of the Lemur, but today there are but 6 known and are very scarce.  this tiny Lemur and hundreds of other animals make their home in the Creature land of Florida, the North Miami Zoo - Flower - Hibiscus.

Oh, Lovely Bougainvillea, it's you I like the best,
There are various flowers, but you're not like the rest,
Be what it may the time of Day, the place be where it will,
Sweet flowers of Bougainvillea, they bloom before me still.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Assorted Mayan Ruins, Mexico

Mayan Temple on Isla Mujeres, Q.R., Mexico

Archaeology Zone
Tulum, Q. Roo Mex.

Temple of the Seven Dolls
Dzibilchaltun, Yuc., Mex.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Miami, Florida

Sausage Tree, Riviera Gardens, Miami
The Sausage Tree (Kigelia Pinnata) also sometimes called the Fetish Tree, is a native of tropical Africa.  It has rough Pinnate Leaves, and flowers which have a rather peculiar appearance and hang suspended by long peduncles.  From each flower a large fruit develops.  These fruits have the appearance of big sausages, and doubtless have given the tree its name.

Musa Isle Indian Village, N.W. 16th Street and 25th Ave. on the Miami River.  Indian Village, Alligator and Crocodile Farm, Zoo, Tropical Gardens, Wishing Well, indian Exhibits and Curio Shop.
Alligator wrestling and guided tours every forty-five minutes.
A place of beauty and interest for thirty-five years.  Open daily year 'round, Nine to Six.

We Miss You
Miami, Florida

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Washington Monument - Washington DC

Washington Monument and the Cherry Trees
The Cherry trees were a gift from across the Pacific many years ago.  This gleaming white marble Washington Monument is 555 feet high.  Passenger elevator takes one to observation platform near the top.  Washington, D.C.

Washington Monument
Cherry Blossom Time
Washington ,D.C.
A shaft of granite over 555 ft. high. The winding stairway of 900 steps makes it possible to walk to the top. There is an elevator which makes the trip also. This Historic Shrine with its setting of Cherry Blossoms is one of the most beautiful sights in Springtome and is visited by thousands each year.

The National Monument Society was formed in 1833 to erect a National Monument to George Washington.  The cornerstone was laid on July 4, 1848 with elaborate masonic ceremonies.

Friday, April 22, 2011

St. Petersburg, Florida

The Mason
St. Petersburg, Florida
New and Fireproof
250 Rooms     250 Baths
American Plan
Open December - May
Sherman Dennis, Manager

Banyan Tree, St. Petersburg, Florida

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Put-In-Bay, Ohio

The 352’ pink granite Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial welcomes visitors to the 317’ observation deck.  From there they view the western lake Erie islands, and on a clear day the Ohio, Michigan, and Canadian mainland.  Completed in 1915 and operated by the National Park Service, the monument commemorates Commodore Oliver H. Perry’s great naval victory in the war of 18912 and the long lasting friendship with our Canadian neighbors.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
National Park Service
Put-in-Bay, Ohio
The flood-lighted 352 foot Greek doric column overlooks Put-in-Bay harbor. The Memorial is dedicated to Commodore Oliver hazard Perry’s naval victory in the Battle of lake Erie during the War of 1812 and to the ensuing period of peace between the nations involved.

Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial, located on South Bass Island at Put-in-Bay, Ohio, is silhouetted against the twilight summer day.
The observation deck atop the 352’ pink granite memorial affords visitors a spectacular view of the western Lake Erie island area.
Completed in 1915 and designated a national monument in 1936, it is operated by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.

After four years of construction, the 825 room Victory Hotel opened on June 29, 1892 on the present day sight of the South Bass Island State Park Campgrounds.  Guests arrived on steamships at the Put-in-Bay harbor and completed their journey via the electric streetcar..  In the early evening of August 14, 1919, a spectacular fire reduced the grand hotel to its foundation.  Today the swimming pook, the Victory statue pedestal, parts of the foundation and some sidewalks are explored by park visitors.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

St. Augustine, Florida

Watch Tower, Fort Marion, St. Augustine, Fla.
Commanding a view of approach by both land and sea.

Zorayda Castle
St. Augustine, Florida
Famous old Spanish Castle inspired by renowned Alhambra of Granada, Spain. Houses, fabulous treasures and secrets, amid Moorish splendor.

Oldest House
Spanish Sitting Room and Fireplace
St. Augustine, Florida
“Nation’s Oldest City”

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oak Creek Canyon - Arizona

Mingus Mountain, U.S. 89-A
Travelers to the Valley of the Sun from Northern Arizona thru Oak Creek Canyon pass along this mountain rodway thru the mountain-side mining town of Jerome and add a never-to-be-forgotten page to their recollections of this wonderful state.

Famous Oak Creek Canyon Switchback Road - this picture shows only the 2 1/2 mile portion of U.S. Hwy. 89 Alternate halfway between Flagstaff and Sedona in which the most precpitous and spectacular climb takes place.  In this short distance our snake-like winding road drops 1,000 feet from the viewpoints at the head of Oak Creek Canyon to the bridge over Pump House Wash almost directly below!

Midgely Bridge
Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona
Spanning Wilson Creek, this graceful bridge carries traffic through colorful Oak Creek Canyon over Highway U.S. 89, north out of Prescott over Mingus Mountain through Jerome, Clarkdale, Cottonwood and up the canyon to Flagstaff.  In addition to breathtaking scenery, Oak Creek provides fine trout fishing.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Christmas, Florida

Glory to God In the Highest
Christmas, Orange County, Fla

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Library of Congress - Washington DC

Justly celebrated as the culmination of architectural achievement of the day.  Was completed in 1897 at a cost of over $6,000,000.  The Library is here seen from the Capitol.  The dome and lantern are finished in black copper, with panels, gilded with thick coating of gold leaf; and the cresting of the dome terminated in a gilded finial representing the torch of science ever burning.

"Peace" By Gari Meldhers.  Library of Congress.

Completed in 1897 at a cost of 6 million dollars, the building design follows a modified French Renaissance style of architecture.  The nearby annex was added in 1938.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Florida Keys

Royal Poinciana Tree in Full Bloom in Key West, Florida.

Playful Florida Porpoise in the Florida Keys.

Porpoises leaf for their food - You feed them and get a picture - Also huge Turtles, Jew Fish, Saw Fish and Sharks.  Bring your camera.

Friday, April 15, 2011

North Carolina

Four seasons in Western North Carolina
1. Craggy Gardens near Asheville, N.C.
2. Mt. Mitchell, highest peak in Eastern America.
3. Wintertime from the Blue Ridge Parkway.
4. Autumn at its finest.

Aerial view of High Hampton Inn & Country Club; showing Rock Mountain and Lake, located in Cashiers, North Carolina.

Carolina Motel
Hwy. No 441 South
Franklin, N.C. 28734
Spacious - Air conditioned and Heated Rooms - Color T.V. - Large pool with Slide and Diving Boards - Picnic Tables on four acres of lawns with Four Seasons of Beautiful Mountain Scenery - Conveniently located to Restaurants and Shopping - Mining Information.
Your hosts:  Pat & Frank Myatt, Jr.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Petersburg, Virginia

“The Battle of the Crater”
Petersburg, Virginia
This painting of the famous Civil War Battle was painted by John A. Elder, (1833-1895). It depicts the scene on July 30th 1864, showing the charge of Mahone’s Virginia Brigade in an attempt to recapture the Confederate Defense Line after it had been broken by an explosion of an Union Mine. The Crater is located in the Petersburg National Military park, Virginia.

“The Dictator”
Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia
Union Soldiers gave this name to a Civil War 13 inch mortar, which shelled Petersburg. This is a replica on the Dictator’s historic site.

The Battle of Fort Gregg
Petersburg National Battlefield, Virginia
This picture shows the “Homeric defense” of the Forts garrison against overwhelming Union forces on April 2, 1865. The defiance of the Confederates is exemplified by the scene which shows Artilleryman Berry yelling at Union attackers as he pulles the lanyard, “Shoot and be damned!”

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Suwannee River, Florida

World-Famous Suwannee River and bridge in Florida.

All’s Peaceful along the Suwannee River in Florida

Out of Florida’s many beautiful bridges over the Suwannee river, mad world famous by Stephen Foster’s song – “Way Down Upon the Suwannee River.”

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Asheville, North Carolina

Entrance to Grove Park Inn and Country Club, Asheville, North Carolina.

Asheville, North Carolina seen from Beaucatcher Mountain.

Western North Carolina’s tallest structure, Northwestern Bank Building, located in the center of town at
Park Square, Asheville, North Carolina.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Indianapolis, Indiana

Garfield Park, Indianapolis, Indiana
The beautifully landscaped sunken gardens in this park, together with its greenhouses, playgrounds, and outdoor theatre attract thousands of visitors both day and night. Covering an area of 128 acres it is one of the larger parks of the Indianapolis park system.

American Legion National Headquarters, Indianapolis, Ind.  This national headquarters building furnished to the American Legion by the State of Indiana, is located at 700 North Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis.  One of the largest and most modern structures in the Middlewest, it is a suitable home for the world’s largest veteran’s organization.

Indiana World War Memorial Plaza, Indianapolis, Indian
The beautiful Plaza, located in the heart of the city, covers five city blocks.
This view from the terrace of the memorial shrine, shows the Black Granite Obelisk in the center, the Scottish Rite Cathedral at the left and in the background the National Headquarters of the American Legion and the Public Library.