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Sep 2, 2009 - Valley Forge/Hopewell Furnace

Sept. 2--We drove the Honda about 40 miles to Valley Forge National Historical Park. This was the winter encampment for the Continental Army from December 1777 until May 1778. Upon arrival, the soldiers had to build their own huts. There was plenty of hardwood around, and they were given specific measurements and drawings. About 2000 huts were built, laid out in parallel lines along military avenues. The troops also constructed miles of trenches, five earthen forts called readouts, and a bridge over the Schuylkill River. Disease was the...

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Sep 1, 2009 - Philadelphia, day 3

Sept. 1--We spent another full day in Philadelphia checking out the Old City. We took a Duck tour. These ducks were made for the military in WWII as a landing craft. The tour lasted about 70 minutes and drove us around the old city, and then into the Delaware River. We ate lunch at the City Tavern. The original building was torn down some time ago, and a new one was built in the 1980's I think. Drawings were used to make it as authentic as possible, and it is on the original location. The meals are what you would find in a tavern of that...

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Aug 31, 2009 - Philadelphia, day 2

Aug. 31--We walked around what is known as Independence National Historic Park. This is the birthplace of our nation. We saw the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (which became the name after the First Continental Congress met), Ben Franklin's home, Congress Hall, Old City Hall, etc. England ruled over the colonies, and it taxed everything. The colonists were over here working hard, clearing land, farming, etc, and had no say in what was happening to them. Taxation without representation. That was the focus for independence. Now don't think...

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Aug 30, 2009 - Philadelphia, day 1

The bus is in Unionville, PA parked in the KOA ========================================================================= Drivers Log: 138 miles this leg, 7592 miles total. How we got here -- See Google Map "Drive to Unionville, PA" A to B 138 miles Stamps in New York 10, 45 stamps total ========================================================================= Saturday night there was a fireworks display on the Hudson River, just in front of the RV Park. It was nice of them to give us a sendoff. The drive to Unionville was easy. Two tolls:...

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