Saturday, April 26, 2014

Continental Army Encampment at Yorktown Victory Center

MQTlogoa Continental Army Encampment at Yorktown Victory Center

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“The life of a Revolutionary War soldier is vividly portrayed in a re-created Continental Army encampment. Historical interpreters describe and depict daily routines of American soldiers during the last year of the war, with demonstrations of military drills, musket and artillery firing, 18th-century surgical and medical practices, and the role of the quartermaster in managing troop supplies.” READ MORE 
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Linda and Sara getting their orders from George Washington himself.

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“SOME writers have so confounded society with government, as to leave little or no distinction between them; whereas they are not only different, but have different origins. Society is produced by our wants, and government by our wickedness; the former promotes our happiness POSITIVELY by uniting our affections, the latter NEGATIVELY by restraining our vices. The one encourages intercourse, the other creates distinctions. The first is a patron, the last a punisher.” “Common Sense” by Thomas Paine

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“When Washington assumed command, the Continental Army truly was not even an army. Rather, it was a loosely and poorly coordinated band of militias and citizen-soldiers under control of the individual states.” READ MORE 

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Time to ‘RALLY” the troops and “fire” the cannon.

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F.Y.I.::: As many as 150,000 men fought as part of the Continental Army over the course of the Revolutionary War. However, there were never nearly that many serving at the same time. The largest the army was at one time was around 17,000 soldiers.

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Medicine and Disease: During the Revolutionary War more soldiers died from disease than from combat. Soldiers had a poor diet, worn out clothes, damp shelters, and lived in unsanitary conditions. Diseases such as smallpox and typhus killed thousands of soldiers.

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OK::::::: ONE BAD JOKE::::::::::

What is the difference between George Washington, Richard Nixon, and your mother-in-law?
Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth and your mother-in-law doesn't know the difference.

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The above photo is from the Yorktown Battlefield.

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How old were the soldiers? The soldiers were of all ages from young boys to old men. The majority of the soldiers, however, were ages 18-24.

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This is how the cooking was done::: How do you like that oven/cook stove…  The diet of a Continental soldier during the winter of 1776 was made up of allotted rations that consisted mainly of salt meats like beef and pork, along with bread or biscuits. Check out the Victory Center on Pinterest

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An upcoming post we will do a walkabout a The 1780s Virginia farm ..

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At the re-created site, which includes a dwelling, separate kitchen, tobacco barn, crop field and fenced garden, historical interpreters demonstrate the seasonal cycle of work that characterized lower- to middle-class farm life in southeastern Virginia.”

DSC_0065 Thanks for stopping by: Linda and I hope you enjoyed your visit..

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Funny Of The Day at My Quality Time….

MQTlogoa THE DOCTOR IS IN…….

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ACE1 That’s all folks…….

Funny Of The Day at My Quality Time….

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Goulding's Trading Post & Museum in Monument Valley

MQTlogoa A My Quality Time walkabout Goulding’s Museum for Our World Tuesday

Goulding's Trading Post is a lodge, trading post, and museum located just north of the Arizona–Utah border, adjacent to the Navajo Tribal Park in Monument Valley. Harry Goulding introduced director John Ford to Monument Valley where he shot several of his classic westerns. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 20, 1980 …From Wikipedia

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Navajo Nation's Monument Valley Park.. Navajo Name: Tse'Bii'Ndzisgaii  READ MORE

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Goulding’s Trading Post Museum is comprised of several different areas.  The first is the ‘Trading Post Bull Pen’, The Ware Room, The Josef Muench  Room,The ‘Movie  Room, and  The ‘Living Quarters.’ READ A LOT MORE

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“Diné Bikeyah, or Navajoland, is larger than 10 of the 50 states in America. This vast land is unique because the people here have achieved something quite rare: the ability of an indigenous people to blend both traditional and modern ways of life. The Navajo Nation truly is a nation within a nation.”

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A Must for John Wayne fans

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“The Code Talker's served in all six Marine divisions from 1942 to 1945 and have been credited with saving countless lives. The Code Talker's primary job was to transmit information on tactics, orders and other vital battlefield information via telegraphs and radios in their native language.”

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Goulding’s Lodge is located on the west side of Hwy 163 directly across the highway from the road that leads to the entrance of Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. One could think of Goulding’s as a hub with:: campground, museum, restaurant, gift shop, grocery store, gas station & convenience store with a food court, car wash, and Laundromat, and an airportCheck This Out For More Info…..  Next, a different kind of “Code Talker”

fg “Run Forrest Run” Did you know Forrest Gump’s computer password is 1 Forrest 1….

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“The ‘Living Quarters’ is  upstairs and has been restored as closely as possible to how the Goulding’s home appeared in the late 1940’s and early 50’s.”

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Gouldings Lodge & Trading Post ~ Monument Valley

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mexicanhat Thanks for stopping by. Linda and I hope you enjoyed your visit.. While visiting the museum (which I would do again) we didn’t stay or dine at Goulding’s. Hopefully another time.. A little farther down the road::

DSC_0296  To Learn more check out this previous post:: Western Trip: Monument Valley, Valley Of The Gods, Moki Dugway.. A Photo Journey

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John Wayne Toilet Paper::::

Back in the days of cowboys and Indians, toilet paper had just been invented. An Indian, unaware of the new invention, was amazed when he saw a cowboy using it out in the woods. Instead of scalping the cowboy, he offers to let him live if he tells the Indian where he can get some toilet paper. And the cowboy told the Indian about a trading post in the middle of the forest.
The next day, the Indian was looking over the different types of toilet paper and asked the clerk how much the “Soft and Gentle” was.“That'd be $2.50,” said the clerk. “Too much,” mumbled the Indian, “how about the 'Gentle'?” “That one's $2,” answered the clerk. “Still too much,” complained the Indian, “anything cheaper?” “Welllll,” replied the clerk, “We do have a generic kind.” “What generic mean?” asked the Indian. “It means it doesn't have a name, and it's only 50 cents.” “Me take that,” said the Indian.
The next day, the Indian returns to the trading post and tells the clerk, “Me have name for generic toilet paper.” “Oh,” says the clerk, “what's the name?” “Me call it John Wayne... it's rough, tough and it take no crap from Indian.”

Things to do in Monument Valley

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