Culture

Fort Roberdeau celebrates American independence

June 14, 2017

In the days of the American Revolution, Blair County was on the Pennsylvania frontier. The county, home to the city of Altoona, is still largely rural in nature. Located about three hours from Washington, D.C., […]

Culture

Visit a fort that pre-dates American independence

May 26, 2017

Fort Frederick, a French and Indian War-era stone fortress near Hagerstown, Md., has witnessed the panorama of American history, from the early frontier to the Revolutionary and Civil wars and even the Great Depression. Today, […]

Civil War

It’s time to visit Harpers Ferry again

May 26, 2017

In 1785, Thomas Jefferson noted that “… the passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is one of the most stupendous scenes in nature.” His words ring just as true today in the place […]