Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park:: A Photo Tour::

A one tank trip from Lancaster,Ohio to Parkersburg,W.V. and you are ready for a short boat ride back in time and a taste of history.A really great place to spend some “Quality Time.”

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Parkersburg, located at the confluence of the Ohio and Little Kanawha Rivers, is the third largest city in the State of West Virginia..ALL ABOARD

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Meet Captain Gary a man with thirty years experience in the industry. Gary spent many years in the Caribbean before returning home to the Midwest.

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Gary is always willing to train a new “mate”

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Getting close::

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Getting ready for a wagon ride around the island.

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The Walnut Grove was planted in 1935. The trees today are worth several million dollars.

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Let’s take a look at the mansion:::

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Aaron Burr, Jr. (February 6, 1756 – September 14, 1836) was the third Vice President of the United States under President Thomas Jefferson. Aaron Burr Jr. hatched his plan for western expansion at Blennerhassett Island.His activities eventually led to his arrest on charges of treason in 1807. Read about the TREASON TRIAL..

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Time to head up the stairs where Miss. Layne (a history major) will show us around.

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DSC_0172A sample of the art work… Now back down the stairs and a stop at the most important room in the house.

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Back outside..

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We also took a guided tour of the::

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I have several photos of the very interesting Maple Shade home,but that will be for another post as well as..

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Time to head back to Parkersburg. I was the only one on the upper deck (in the sun)

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I didn’t want to miss any of the scenery (LOL)

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DSC_0119 That’s all folks.. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you feel as if you had been there.

A one tank trip from Lancaster,Ohio to Parkersburg,W.V. and you are ready for a short boat ride back in time and a taste of history.

11 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the tour. The boat ride looks like fun. I would like to go on the wagon ride too. Great series of photos. Have a great day!

NatureStop said...

Nice post!Have a great day!

Shantana

Kalantikan said...

Wow thanks so much for the tour, i certainly felt i've been there. But i most certainly love the horse-drawn carriage.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I enjoyed this fascinating tour! My favourite picture is the one of the maple grove, with such beautiful light and the play of shadows. Had to laugh at the scenery that couldn't be missed :)

Luna Miranda said...

a fascinating tour. a canoe approaching the bridge is my favorite. i like the wagon and the walnut grove--beautiful trees. thanks for taking us along.;p

Roger Owen Green said...

Great WEST VIRGINIA history. I remembered Burr's duel with Hamilton but forgot the treason trial.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Happy West Virginia day!

Wacky Wheel, come and see.

Rose, ABC Wednesday.

Lona said...

What a great tour Joe. I will have to visit that spot.

Pheno Menon said...

I just love water and boat rides.. I am from the land of boat races (Kerala in India) :)

PhenoMenon, ABCW Team

http://capturedalive.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/wonderful-view/

Carver said...

I do feel as if I'd been there. Great set of shots.

Tony Letts said...

Looks like a lot of fun - I'd have enjoyed that visit too :)