Monthly Archives: August 2013

People, be cool.

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to visit my parents at their soon-to-be-full-time retirement house.  (My mom is living there half-time; my dad hopes to join her in the next 6-8 months or so, at which point they will … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 7)

(Is this turning into the longest blog post or what?  Hopefully you’re finding it interesting.  [If you’re still reading at this point, you probably are.])  🙂  Okay, continuing on… After leaving the maltreatment and medical sections of the tour, I … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 6)

At this point in the experience the topics got quite a bit more serious, and started to focus in on the realities of a biased, violent, technologically-primative war (and period of time in US History): The story of African Americans … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 5)

After the Learning Lab, the tour transitioned from 2013 high-tech to 1863 high-society: A “proper Victorian lady” explained some of the important points of manners in the 1860s – including which chairs were appropriate to sit in.  (I.e., men sat … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 4)

The organizers of the weekend Civil War event did a very good job of providing an honest and well-rounded examination of all facets of life during this period in history: For this stop on the tour, a female re-enactor gave … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 3)

Soon the tour started to get into some of the primary purposes of the fort (i.e., defense): The Round Tower was three stories tall: The view from the top. From here, you can see the small corn field (from Part … Continue reading

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#33: Visit Historic Fort Snelling (Part 2)

[Click here to read the introduction to this post.] The very first thing I saw when I walked from the parking lot to the fort’s entrance: After I checked in with the main desk, I walked down a gravel path … Continue reading

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