History Day Trips: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park

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Happy Juneteenth! To celebrate the emancipation of my ancestors, here’s a bit of history on a site in California most people have never heard of: Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Why? Because I’m a history nerd, that’s why.

Before you go any further, however, I highly recommend reading this detailed biography of Allensworth and history of the town.

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History Day Trips: Charleston, South Carolina

 

Until March 2017, I knew next to nothing about Charleston except a few historical tidbits. I understood its role in the slave trade, but it was more general information than emotional pull. While visiting relatives in the region, I had the chance to spend a few days in the nearly 350-year-old city (and traditional land of the Kiawah, Edisto Natchez-Kusso Tribe, and Etiwan Tribe of the Wassamasaw Indian Nation) and it blew my mind.

What follows are some photos and some historical information about several sites in Charleston. Why? Because I’m a history nerd, that’s why.

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History Day Trips: Gold Country #2

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In September 2013, I took a mini road trip through California’s Gold Country through Smartsville, Bridgeport, French Corral, North San Juan, North Columbia, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park, North Bloomfield, and Nevada City. What follows are some photos and some historical information about each site. Why? Because I’m a history nerd, that’s why.

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History Day Trips: Gold Country #1

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A few years ago I used to do mini road trips on the weekends, mostly up into Northern California’s Gold Country. I decided to pull all the photos and historical information together and write more about the many historic sites I visited. Why? Because I’m a history nerd, that’s why.

This trip visits several sites in California: Sloughhouse, Sutter Creek, Angels Camp, Butte City, and New Melones Lake.

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