How not to use a howitzer!
“I did everything by the seat of my pants. That’s why I got hurt so much.”
That this bell is in San Francisco rather than at the ocean floor near Guadalcanal is quite extraordinary
The grave site of the "Ghost," Lieutenant Colonel Matt Urban
An example of time well spent ; ]
The grave of George H Mallon, who had one particularly impressive day
The Golden Fire Hydrant, which saved San Francisco's oldest building after the 1906 earthquake
The Mission Dolores in San Francisco has stories to tell
The Gallarus Oratory is puzzling in many ways. Let’s start with the obvious. How is it still standing?
The Grave of Medal of Honor recipient Leo J. "Pop" Powers
Churchill's statue has one foot in the U.S., and one foot in the U.K., and for good reason.
The obvious solution was a Denison Double Three-Legged Gravity Escapement.
For the incredible self-sacrifice soldiers are willing to make, thank you. And to their leaders, please be more careful than this.
The Goodsell Observatory was directly responsible for numerous trains getting side-tracked!
See the gnarled rock on top? That’s where the ground used to be.
Otherwise known as the "Ambassador of Good Will in Short Pants."
Hwy 20 is the longest road in the United States, and starts (or ends) right here.
A dramatic illustration of how much shifting can take place during an earthquake.
The flaming sword reflects the 2nd Division's first battle in response to a dire circumstance in World War I.
"La Porte de l’Enfer" (the Gate of Hell).
The heart-shaped remnant of heartwood is a memorial to all wildfire firefighters who have perished in the line of duty.
A piece that remains a puzzle was the stones. Why those stones? And how did they get them from there to here?
a bridge over the River Cam (a Cam bridge), located in Queens College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England
You can visit this cabin because ol' Sanford Cady built it to last.
He lived a moment in history - but probably not exactly like we picture it.
From the Stockholm city hall you have a great view of a juxtaposition you probably won't notice, and which we're therefore compelled to point out.
A scale model of our solar system on the National Mall.
Where two brothers didn't quite make it home, but lived to tell about it ... sharing three scars between them from one of the arrows.
Here's a dash of overconfidence: "But in the hands of skillfull riflemen they are by no means as formidable or dangerous as they have been represented."
It took a long while, but the result was good.
If you step into the ditch right here, you're standing exactly where every wagon that used this pass, passed. Not to mention, the pony express ponies.
Twenty feet in elevation can make a very big difference in the view.
Come close, take a look, and gain inspiration from the strength to slowly and patiently split the rock.
A place to visualize the impact the 1906 earthquake.
The exact spot where MLK stood during his "I have a Dream" speech.
Anne Frank's White Horse Chestnut Tree sapling, in Boise
Around the world on one tank of gas.
JFK, a war hero by chance, but a hero nonetheless.
The Vietnam Women's Memorial is an extraordinary work of art.
She second most decorated U.S. Navy Ship in World War II, exceeded only by the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Enterprise.
And then there were the 5 minutes one August morning when he grabbed defeat by its scrawny neck, and pulled victory from its clenched jaws.
A great view of a place to get a great view of Copenhagen
Bessie and Vickie have a lot to share about art, and about nature.
The grave of Robert J. Pruden, whose last moments entailed "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action ..."
The Susquehanna River headwaters lead to a new take on the theory of relativity! Time to read on!
Church from which the Alamo defenders were notified ... 'there will be no prisoners.'
Statue of an extended family of slaves getting ready to cross to the south side of the Detroit River, to Canada and freedom.
The Roe River, 201 feet in length
The Devils Backbone. Rocks that were old when Pangaea was a place. What a ride!
The Mariners' Church in Detroit, where "The church bell chimed till it rang twenty-nine times, For each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald."
The First National Bank building in Northfield, Minnesota, where Jesse James met his match.
Lost lake is what remains after a tremendous water flow scoured and abraded, and then dried up.
Then gold was found, and the shoreline was history.
"He couldn't hit an elephant from that distance"
Their name liveth for evermore. The Airborne Cemetery, Oosterbeek, The Netherlands.
This Hidden Gem is a British Cannonball that has been lodged in a Copenhagen wall for over 200 years
This Weekly Gem is the Pony Express plaque commemorating the first pony express mail delivery to San Francisco