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It Ought to Be a National Holiday

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:46:37 +0000

Jimi Hendrix [James Marshall Hendrix] was born 74 years ago today [1942]. Bill Nye is 61 today. Caroline Kennedy is 59.



Eisenhower National Historic Site (Pennsylvania)

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:39:27 +0000

… was designated 49 years ago today (1967). It is the only home Eisenhower ever owned. Eisenhower National Historic Site is the home and farm of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With … Continue reading "Eisenhower National Historic Site (Pennsylvania)"



More Instagram Pics

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 16:33:45 +0000

Photos posted on Instagram this past week. Click any image for larger versions.



Yes, I Think He Did It Alone

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 05:01:29 +0000

In 1976, the House of Representatives established a Select Committee on Assassinations to investigate the murders of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Among the things the Committee sought was a thorough examination of all photographic evidence in the Kennedy murder. At that time it took a mainframe computer to do what probably … Continue reading "Yes, I Think He Did It Alone"



November 21st Ought to Be a National Holiday

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:45:49 +0000

Stan the Man was born 96 years ago today (1920). He batted .331 lifetime. It ought to be a national holiday. After 22 years as a Cardinal, Stan Musial ranked at or near the top of baseball’s all-time lists in almost every batting category. The dead-armed Class C pitcher was transformed into a slugging outfielder … Continue reading "November 21st Ought to Be a National Holiday"



The Letter to Mrs. Bixby

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:37:24 +0000

Executive Mansion, Washington, Nov. 21, 1864 Dear Madam, –I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts, that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of … Continue reading "The Letter to Mrs. Bixby"



You Have Flown So High and So Free

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:34:51 +0000

Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier and François Laurent, the marquis d’ Arlandes, flew in a untethered hot air balloon over Paris for 20 minutes on this date in 1783. The balloon was made of silk and paper and was constructed by Jacques Étienne and Joseph-Michel Montgolfier, who first took notice that smoke (i.e., hot air) would … Continue reading "You Have Flown So High and So Free"



The Snow of the Century in Albuquerque

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:31:00 +0000

Sixth in a series reposting photo essays from the archives of NewMexiKen. Scroll over photos for captions. Or click on any photo to open gallery with captions. December 30, 2006



Cherry Blossoms and More

Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:47:57 +0000

Fifth in a series reposting photo essays from the archives of NewMexiKen, a little walk around the Tidal Basin on March 28, 2011. That must be my ride coming to pick me up. The Franklin Roosevelt Memorial is just west of the Tidal Basin. Taken while waiting for the stoplight on 17th Street.



Oklahoma City Memorial

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 20:12:44 +0000

Fourth in a series reposting photo essays from the archives of NewMexiKen. In 1995 in an act of domestic terrorism, the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City was bombed, killing 168 people and injuring 500. Oklahoma City Memorial 2006



Balloon Fiesta!

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:29:58 +0000

Third in a series reposting photo essays from the archives of NewMexiKen. Scroll over photos for captions. Or click on any photo to open gallery with captions. Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta October 2005



Saturday at the Fair

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:40:25 +0000

Second in a series reposting photo essays from the archives of NewMexiKen. Scroll over photos for captions. Or click on any photo to open gallery with captions. The New Mexico State Fair September 2005



Yosemite

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 16:30:06 +0000

First in a series reposting photo essays from the archives of NewMexiKen. Yosemite Valley April 2005



Today’s Photos

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 15:27:47 +0000

Two more from Instagram. Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, 2011. Saguaro National Park, 2013.



Photos

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:42:46 +0000

Photos posted on Instagram October 12 – November 17. Click any image for larger versions.