Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Erie Canal

I live near the Erie Canal and rarely think about its history.
Do you ever find yourself taking your local historical sites for granted?

8 comments:

  1. I know exactly what you mean. We have a fabulous WWI Memorial and Museum in Kansas City that we finally went to see after living in KC for over 7 years. After we toured it of course we were saying "Why didn't we go earlier"? I think we do take some of these things for granted thinking we can get there any time....problem is usually we don't.
    How cool to have the Erie Canal in your area.
    Jane

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  2. Yes all the time. I live in New England and history is all around. Robert Frost taught english at the college in town.
    Cathy

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  3. Yes. I only live two blocks from President Harding's home (where he gave his famous front porch speeches)and I've only visited it twice in 40 years. The only time I think about it being there is when I see buses or crowds of people attending festivities. La

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  4. hmmm, this is such a good idea to get me thinking ;) When I lived in Maryland, there were so many historic buildings and landmarks all around. I live in Texas now and we just visited a museum last weekend. I had no idea of all of the history all around our town.

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  5. Patti, the hooks on the Scrabble tiles are called bails. They are glued on with super glue. I got mine at Hobby Lobby. I have also bought them on Etsy. My Grandparents lived 2 blocks from the Erie Canal in Lockport. I loved to go down to the locks when I visited them in the summers. Since I've been grown, I have not been back- I would love to go see the locks now that I can appreciate their history and importance!

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  6. Here in Southern California we don't have too many historic site...excepting the Spanish missions. when I think of the Erie Canal the song runs through my head.(-: It was a very big deal of course when it was built.

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  7. Yes, and there are so many around us!! Thanks for the reminder to embrace our local history.

    E+J

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  8. Got a mule, her name is Sal. . .

    Yes! I think it's easy to forget to appreciate the delights that are close around us. Maybe we all need to make a "visitors' guide" to our own hometowns--and then be the visitors ourselves!

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