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HONORING THE WORKERS ON THE ERIE CANAL

HONORING THE WORKERS ON THE ERIE CANAL

A massive, years-long effort to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Erie Canal is nearing completion with a dramatic work of art to honor the workers. The final six bronze sculptures of the Lock Tenders on the Erie Canal are nearly finished at a foundry in Loveland, Colorado. Artist Susan Geissler recently traveled to Colorado to do some touch ups on the artwork -- now in the wax stage. She reports things look very good at this point. She...

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THE PONY EXPRESS RETURNS

THE PONY EXPRESS RETURNS

A reenactment of the Pony Express ride is in the history books for 2023. Riders left Sacramento, California on June 7th, heading east and arriving in St. Joseph, Missouri June 17th. The "Re-Ride" was organized by the National Pony Express Association. Some 600 plus riders took part in the event in eight states to recreate the famous mail delivery service that ran through California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Colorado,  Kansas and into...

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CIVIL WAR EVENT CANCELLED

CIVIL WAR EVENT CANCELLED

The popular Civil War Days in Duncan Mills, California has been cancelled. It was called off last year due to Covid. This year road construction on a key access road to the property is the issue. Organizers hope to restart the event, in West Sonoma County north of San Francisco, next year. It always gets hundreds, sometimes thousands of people watching the battles, visiting the camps and enjoying the period music that becomes the soundtrack for...

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should be a TV series

Should be made into a TV series

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