Wander: Peaks of Otter and the Sharp Top B-25 Crash Site
History In Site: C&A Railway Power Plant, Charlottesville VA
With fall color still near peak, I headed back over to the Blue Ridge Parkway for a wander. The destination: The Peaks of Otter area, with an eye towards finding the site where a B-25 bomber crashed into Sharp Top Mountain in 1943. Come along and check it out!
Wander: Richmond’s Forest Hill Park
Every time I drive into Charlottesville on westbound Interstate 64, I notice a tall, ornate smokestack standing not far off as I cross the Rivanna River. I always assumed it was the remains of an old mill or something. Whenever I spot something like that, I have two thoughts: What is that? And: How can […]
History In Site: Dover Mill, Goochland VA
I went on an afternoon wander around Richmond VA to check out Forest Hill Park–my first visit to an amazing place!–and get some evening drone views of the Richmond skyline, illuminated for the holiday season. Come along! I was extremely impressed by Forest Hill Park, and frankly a little disappointed I hadn’t checked it out […]
History In Site: Ghosts of Brandermill Past
I spent the morning driving around Goochland and Cumberland counties, visiting the ruins of four different mill buildings. My first stop was Dover Mill, and the history here is just packed with astonishing details.
History In Site: Cahaba River Bridge Train Wreck, AL
History is everywhere, and sometimes it remains in the form of graves and cemeteries. Let’s take a look at some history scattered around my neighborhood!
Wherever we go, the landscape is dotted with history–places large and small where the world once shifted, for one or for many. Sometimes those memories linger in physical form–if you know the story behind what you’re seeing. As a student of the past, my History In Site posts tell some of the stories of places […]