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Oct 3, 2010 - Pennsylvania and the start of the New England States Tour

Even though there was much to see and do in the Pittsburgh area, we opted to stay in the campground and relax on the one full day we had there. Then it was off to Harrisburg. Dave wanted to spend the day at Hershey Amusement Park but alas, it was closed weekdays! The chocolate factory tour (which is no longer at the factory) did not appeal that much to us, but civil war history did. The locals recommended the Civil War Museum instead of Gettysburg, so we spend nearly four hours there at the Museum in Harrisburg. Then it was off to the...

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Jun 16, 2010 - Days 3,4, and 5

Today our first stop was to find Tims ancestors the Waynes. This sign is in Paoli, Pennsylvania where the home of Captain and General Wayne is. The sign says The house is which the Revolutionary leader and Indian fighter was born in Jan 1m 1745 stands about a mile away . Died at Erie Penn December 15, 1796, Now buried at St. Davids Church 4 ½ miles away. After searching for hours down back roads we were able to locate the hose and but not the church at first This is the house of Captain Wayne and the house that General Wayne was born and...

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Aug 19, 2008 - Valley Forge, PA

A six mile bike ride along the ridges, in the valleys and woods gave us an up close view of Washington’s 1777 winter quarters at Valley Forge. As we rode along the trail we found the deer very friendly and not afraid. Washington chose the area for its many ridges where he could not be surprised by the British. The location would also protect the important farming area. Valley Forge was not a battlefield yet 2,000 of the 12,000 men lost their lives to disease, not starvation or cold. While the encampment had a very harsh winter due to...

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Aug 1, 2008 - Valley Forge

This was one of our side trips from West Chester, PA. This also was interesting place where George Washington took his troops for encampment. It was in the winter time and very cold and some of the troops were not dressed for the cold, they made cabins and started preparing themselves for battle. But the food was limited, winter weather, disertion really did damage to his military. A german general was asked to get the troops ready for battle and he informed George Washington it would take 1 1/2 years and George answer you have 3 months.

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Jun 23, 2008 - Valley Forge National Historical Park

Sunday we visited Valley Forge, the site of George Washington’s winter encampment in 1777. The park is very large and offers several ways to see the buildings and memorials scattered over 3,500 acres. We chose the 10-mile driving tour which makes a loop beginning at the Visitor’s Center. There is a walking tour which is about 6 miles in length along a paved walkway. Bicyclist may use either the road or the paved path. For a fee there is a guided trolley tour. There are also horse and walking trails which meander through the park, but don’t...

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Jun 6, 2008 - Winter Soldiers

"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; ..." - Thomas Paine, December, 1776. One year after Paine wrote those famous words, only winter soldiers remained - and it was they who marched into Valley Forge on December 19, 1777, cold, hungry, sick and exhausted. 230 years later we made the trip to Valley Forge - to see where George Washington, having nothing to offer but the strength of his character, managed to keep the Continental...

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2008 Keys 2 Canada

Oct 27, 2007 - Valley Forge, PA

Today we visited the winter quarters of the Continental Army at Valley Forge PA. I had a book called "George Washington at Valley Forge" when I was about 5th grade, and also knew from school that the winter at Valley Forge was critical in the Revolutionary War. After a few initial victories in 1775 and 1776, 1777 had been a tough year for Washington and his troops. they had lost New York to the British, and shortly before winter the British had made a bold assault up Chesapeake Bay and took the new capitol at Philadelphia. The withdrawal to...

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Sep 5, 2007 - Valley Forge

September 5, 2007 8358 8:15 We are headed back into Pennsylvania today and of course as we hit the bridge there is a toll of $1200 for the RV and car. I just wanted to cross the river, not buy the bridge. Our first stop today is the Valley Forge National Historic Site. We stop at the Visitor Center and watch the movie on the encampment at Valley Forge the winter of 1777-1778. Due to the size of the park there is a self guided driving tour and so we head back to the RV and head out on the tour. If I were to mention Valley Forge your first...

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Mar 30, 2007 - March 2007 Highlights - Montgomery, AL; Valley Forge; PTO Convention

Greetings from Pennsylvania! March was history month for the Goza Family. We stood on the spot in Montgomery, Alabama where Rosa Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to relinquish her bus seat, thus sparking the Civil Rights movement as we know it. We toured Old Salem, a historic preservation/ re-creation of the Eighteenth Century Moravian settlement that evolved into Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Zephyr and his rock band made history of sorts when they performed their first concert, also in Winston-Salem. But Mom and Dad unfortunately...

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