Category Archives: Travel Find Thursday

Travel Find Thursday – Lowell Observatory – Flagstaff, Arizona

The Lowell Observatory is an astronomical observatory built in 1894 on a hill overlooking Flagstaff, Arizona, United States. The Lowell Observatory is among the oldest observatories in the United States, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1965.

It was founded by astronomer Percival Lowell. All of its trustees have been members of the Lowell family.

This observatory is famous as the place the Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh.

th1 th2 th3 th4 th5 th6 th7From a viewpoint at the top of the hill you can get a great view of the town of Flagstaff, Arizona.

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Travel Find Thursday – Crockett Tavern ~~ Morristown, Tennessee

crotav14The cabin type tavern is a replica that was built in the 1950’s. 

 

The original site of the Crockett property was located in 1949.  A replica of the Crockett family water well was built on the site of the original water well.  The Hamblin County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA) decided they wanted to build a Museum on that same site for the 1955 Morristown City Centennial celebration.

The Museum is in the form of a replica of the tavern that was owned by John and Rebecca Crockett, the parents of Davy Crockett.  The Crocketts built the tavern on a stage coach route.  The tavern also was the Crockett family home, where John, Rebecca and their nine children lived. 

 

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Travel Find Thursday – Jerusalem Mill Village, Maryland

Jerusalem Mill Village,

located on the north bank of Little Gunpowder Falls

is about 25 miles northeast of Baltimore, Maryland.

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The Mill

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My only regret is that we were here “Out of Season” and on a weekday.  On weekends “In Season” there are volunteers dressed in period costume.  That would be wonderful to see.

 The Village

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