WEEKLY IMAGE OF LIFE: PLACES
I had to think hard on this subject because it seemed so broad to me. I could not get a handle on it to relate to the photos I had in my archives. It is too cold and snowy outside and we are expecting an ice storm tonight. So going out was out of the question.
It was then I reverted to the most common thing to do. Look the word up in the dictionary. I then experienced my “Ah Ha” moment. It was there I found my subject matter for this post. Definition number 7. a building or space devoted to a special purpose. Definition number 8. a particular point, part, position, ect., a place in history. So there it was right before me, my subject for this post.
PLACES IN HISTORY
“POINT OF VIEW”
The piece depicts George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta, with their weapons down, in a face-to-face meeting in October 1770, when the two men met while Washington was in the area examining land for future settlement along the Ohio River.
FORT PITT BLOCKHOUSE
The Fort Pitt Blockhouse (sometimes called Bouquet’s Blockhouse or Bouquet’s Redoubt) is a historic building in Point State Park in the city of Pittsburgh. It was constructed in 1764 as a redoubt of Fort Pitt, making it the oldest extant structure in Western Pennsylvania, as well as the “oldest authenticated structure west of the Allegheny Mountains“. The blockhouse is also located on the grounds where Fort Duquesne once stood.
AROUND AND INSIDE THE BLOCKHOUSE
THE CASSELMANS BRIDGE
The Casselmans Bridge, a one-arch stone bridge built for the National Road in 1813 near Grantsville, in the northwest corner of Maryland, was the longest stone arch bridge in America when it opened. The bridge, which has an 80-foot arch, has been restored and is the centerpiece of a state park today.
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BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!