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National Naval Aviation Museum: Aircraft Through the Ages

National Naval Aviation Museum: Aircraft Through the Ages

March 3, 2011 1 Comment Located at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, the National Naval Aviation Museum is impressive in every way. Packed to overflowing with military aircraft from the early years through today, the museum offers two floors of displays in the main building, a second hanger out back and a trolley tour of the flight line. ...

 

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Fort Barrancas: First Shots Fired in the Civil War

Fort Barrancas: First Shots Fired in the Civil War

March 3, 2011 No Comments Located high on a bluff on the grounds of the modern-day Pensacola Naval Air Station, Fort Barrancas was one of three forts built to protect Pensacola’s deep water port in the early 1840s. The site has been home to forts of three nations–Spain, England and the United States. Dad and I decided to visit during ...

 

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Fort Pickens: Pensacola Harbor Defense Turned Geronimo Prison

Fort Pickens: Pensacola Harbor Defense Turned Geronimo Prison

February 20, 2011 1 Comment Fort Pickens, Florida is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore that includes barrier islands along the Mississippi and Florida gulf coasts. Acquired by the National Park Service (NPS) in 1971, Fort Pickens today includes a series of former military defense batteries, a quartz sand beach and an extensive campground. Fort Pickens Road There is ...

 

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St. Augustine Lighthouse: Illuminating America’s Oldest Port

St. Augustine Lighthouse: Illuminating America’s Oldest Port

February 20, 2011 3 Comments Located on the northern end of Anastasia Island, within the city limits of St. Augustine, the St. Augustine Lighthouse plays a critical role in water navigation. In May 2010, Dad and I set off to tour the lighthouse and accompanying museum. The surprisingly expansive museum and audio tour provided a great deal of historical information, ...

 

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Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

Harlem Globetrotters: 85 Years of Comedy Exhibition Basketball

February 19, 2011 No Comments Despite their name, the Harlem Globetrotters actually got their start in Chicago. Although the team’s roots are shrouded in obscurity, it appears to have been founded at the Savoy Ballroom, a popular dance club that opened in 1927. The team name changed several times, but was officially the Harlem Globetrotters by 1929. According to Globetrotters ...

 

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