Author Archives: Ray Boas

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY – 21 OCTOBER 2018

“Americans invent as the Greeks sculptured and the Italians painted: It is genius.” -The Times – London – 1876 About a year ago I clipped an article from an antiques magazine about a new museum in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – the … Continue reading

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FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL and a HERSHEY REDUX – 19-20 OCTOBER 2018

My program and introduction to amazing Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (posts eventually coming) finished up before noon on Friday the 19th. Plan was to stop at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville on my way to Hershey for two nights with … Continue reading

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OVER THE ALLEGHENIES and the JOHNSTOWN FLOOD – 13-14 OCTOBER 2018

I have wanted to visit Johnstown, Pennsylvania, to experience the site of the May 31, 1889, flood since I read David McCullough’s The Johnstown Flood in the 1970s. This, his first book published in 1968, launched his writing career gaining … Continue reading

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TWO TRAIN TRIP TALES – 4 OCTOBER 2018 and 14 JUNE 2018

So these adventures are four months apart? I still want to remember, and to share, and hopefully provide you with some ideas for future fun. Let me begin with the past week, and go back. Only lived in New Hampshire … Continue reading

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HISTORIC DEERFIELD – FANTASTIC DAY – 29 SEPTEMBER 2018

I feel so blessed, and I thank Him several times a day. And, I am blessed because I am where I am thanks to the thirteen years I had with Cathy – I thank her also every day. I am … Continue reading

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FAIR – FARM FESTIVAL – AND A FIND – VERMONT – 22 SEPTEMBER 2018

Yes, I like alliteration. Anyway, I have had in front of me for awhile two newspaper ad clippings for Vermont events today – PERU FAIR and the 20th ANNUAL AUTUMN ROUND-UP in Ludlow (I had seen this advertised at the … Continue reading

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BOARDING WITH THE BIXBYS – 15-16 SEPTEMBER (1838) 2018 – OSV.org

There are some adventures that are so rare, uncommon and unique that you just have to do them. And when it also covers an interest you have for adventure or learning, so much the better. And, that is what I … Continue reading

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47th ANNUAL DUBLIN GAS ENGINE MEET – 8 SEPTEMBER 2018 – LOVE IT

Today for the fourth time I journeyed to Dublin, New Hampshire, to take in all the wonders at the Annual Dublin Gas Engine Meet. I became fascinated with the old “hit-n’miss” engines decades ago, and have reported to you about … Continue reading

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IMPRESSIVE DISCOVERY – 1 SEPTEMBER 2018 – SOUTHERN VERMONT NATURAL HISTORY MUSUEM

For months I have had day excursions planned for September. This weekend is the Garlic Festival in Bennington. Years ago, Cathy and I visited when it was still in Wilmington, Vermont. That was the plan for the first, and BLUE … Continue reading

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MAKING WAY ON – ROADS – RAILS – and WATER – 26-27 AUGUST 2018

A 34 hour vacation that felt like a week when I arrived home – that much done and seen – and three things that had been “on the lists.” In fact, the Inn I stayed at Cathy and I talked … Continue reading

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