Do you find local history interesting?
In Wales it goes like this:
Oppression by Romans
Oppression by Normans
Oppression by English
Exploitation by English
Coal ran out
Left on side to die by English
To a certain extent I suppose, but we leave history in the past for a reason.
Very much so. Texas schools do Texas history in 7th grade, and my school did a whole section on the history of tge county I grew up in. I was already interested in history and I loved it. I grew up in a town started and named for the founder of Post cereals, his daughter actually designed and had built Mara Lago, now owned by Trump.
Ironically, Ms. Post envisioned Mara Lago as a future winter retreat for American presidents...
Yes, one of my hobbies is collecting artifacts and books related to local history.
Last year I did my history project on the history of farming in my community, particularly the Grange. Fascinating stuff.
Well washington walked within 1,000 feet from my house and crossed the delaware less than a mile from my house, so most certainly its an interesting history my area has.
Yes. One of my friends just published a book about local shipwrecks. Sir Francis Drake made port here in 1580 just down the coast a little bit.
Yes. We have the birthplace of Annie Oakley and the spot where they signed a peace treaty with the Native Americans. Our museum is fantastic.
I loved Annie Oakley I had to dress like hers
Both Oregon and Portland have fascinating histories.
My daughter used to work at a pizza-bar place down here and they still have the trap door from when they shanghaied sailors.
I would love to take a tour of Portlands underground. Fascinating.
My town used to have a wild-west themed park, closed in the 80s.
We had nature parks for ages, but they converted to state parks recently. We have a lot of film history.
Scenes were filmed from Legend, Moonraker, Creature from the Black Lagoon, the original Tarzans.
We even have wild monkeys.
It's a neat part of Florida.
You must be in or near Ocala, right?
We call it horseland-oldpeopleville.
Remember that when you live in Florida you never get old. You are always either young until the average age of nearly everyone else. 🙄
The last time I was there I was going to college in Gainesville and took a trip to Silver Springs park when it was a tourist attraction. I remember seeing the monkeys and being told about the Creature movie. I also remember live gators just sitting around sunning themselves where anyone could walk up and touch them.
I also remember going to a restaurant nearby that served delicious "pacific blue dolphin", which was the first time I ate mahi-mahi.
Now I'm retired, and living on the other coast of Florida. I'm still young though, because most of my neighbors are older.
We don't have monkeys over here yet.
*Until you reach the average age
I think they live predominantly on a small island on the silver ricer, due to some fool in the early 1900s thinking they'd bring a crowd.
Who knew monkeys can be good escapists?
Not that guy.
They're rhesus monkeys, I think.
(Average age here is pretty derned old.)
I find the history of southeast Wisconsin really interesting and I'm disappointed that I didn't learn more about it in school because the area has such a unique history. For example most of the mayors and a lot of other government officials in Milwaukee from 1910 to 1960 were members of the socialist party of America and nowhere else in the U.S. was like that. The only other major city to elect a socialist mayor was Minneapolis and that guy only lasted two years. Plus different parts of Milwaukee even went to war with each other at one point which is really interesting.
Ooh! Socialism 😍
It's kind of crazy to think that the area I live in was once the most socialist place in America and even had a socialist mayor during the Cold War and McCarthyism. Nowadays it's completely differently.