Posts Tagged ‘American history’
While at Grossman & Associates, Inc., (16th St. and Third Ave.) we used to get our AutoCAD updates from here. I think we also leased a wide pen plotter from them. http://daytoninmanhattan.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-federal-survivor-at-no-37-east-7th.html
The brother-in-law of the now Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, from this street in the Bronx, perished crashing off of it a number of years ago in a late model Land Rover. Built originally for the NY Thruway, it has become an interstate and much of the I dare say Nation’s commerce is tied to it. I work for a company researching it, and it’s unique, eligible for the National Register, because no other bridge has been built like it! It sits on “floating” concrete caissons in the Hudson River, perhaps, built in the Cold War to be “dropped” as a “Great Chain” across the Hudson River used to stop the British Navy in a number of Hudson River locations in the American Revolution, allowing small boat passage and designed to thwart large ships-of-the line. By the way this page “crashes” my computer until I used Firefox to block scripts and plugins. Wonder what that’s about? I observe the overfilled “park and rides” and bus lots in Rockland County and think, with all the traffic, this, with light surface rail, express bus, and even foot-travel over the river, a welcomed idea. Then onto a monorail to Albany!
Comment: Opinion: Was George Washington a Christian? –AOLnews
I recall George Washington’s diary is available to historians. The one section I’m familiar with, on his triumphal return and tour of Long Island after winning the war, is his observation of the Bald Hills of Long Island, which he referred to as a "mere trifling" but the diary seems to suggest he was always looking at the land for its "carrying capacity", i.e., its ability to support agriculture or manufacture. He’s quoted as saying, as another example, that he thought a dam at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers, in todays Harpers Ferry, W.VA, might supply all the power needed for the manufacturing in the new republic. Various manufacturers were indeed there though lost to flood and civil war, though a dam never built there. He would be happy that a national Purple Heart Center is now in the former New Windsor Cantonment, a New York State Park, near Vail, NY. It is where he asked the troops to over-winter in case the then recently signed treaty was not honored. Many, I’m sure, wanted to leave, the fighting over. Many non-Christians had also been involved in the struggle and lost lives and livelihoods.