March 28, 2009

Posted in Musem/Art/Other, Uncategorized at 10:46 pm by Kendal

shermanThe General Sherman is the largest by volume tree in the world.  The true rests and grows in the USA, to be a little more precise it is in the national park in California

 

“The General Sherman Tree in Sequoia National Park is the largest (by volume) tree in the world.

Computing the volume of a standing tree is the practical equivalent of calculating the volume of an irregular cone. For purposes of volume comparison, only the trunk of a giant sequoia is measured, including the restored volume of basal fire scars. Using these accepted standards and actual field measurements taken in 1975, the volume of the Sherman Tree was calculated to be slightly over 52.500 cubic feet (1486.6 meters).”

http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/shrm_pic.htm

May 23, 2008

Carson Mansion

Posted in Historical Sites, Musem/Art/Other at 12:57 am by Kendal

Eureka, California

When I think of Victorian Architecture, I think of elaborate bow windows, towers, gingerbread trim, wrap around porches, odd shapes and unusual roof line; the Carson Mansion is one house that leaves me nothing else to describe as my thoughts was full filled.

This is said to be one of the most photographed houses in California, if not the USA or the world, as with all this trim and well maintained who would not want to keep it as a memory.

To find out more please follow this link below.

(This house is owned as I understand by a private club that sometimes opens it as tours, the best way to see this home is probably to contact the heritage society by following the web address below)

http://www.eurekaheritage.org/the_carson_mansion.htm

 

April 18, 2008

The International Story Telling Center

Posted in Musem/Art/Other at 1:14 pm by Kendal

Jonesborough, TN

 

Located in the old capital of State of Franklin lies a unique little American Town that brings you to the feeling of horses tied beside the old turn of the century buildings.  A town no larger that you can look at one end and see the other end but with a Victorian elegance of colours and unique gems of architecture.  That is not all the little town host because it also hosts the International Story Telling Center, where stories do come to life.  They celebrate the history, culture and fun of story telling once a year with a large festival that should not be missed.

 

http://www.storytellingcenter.net

March 28, 2008

Mount Rushmore, SD

Posted in Historical Sites, Musem/Art/Other at 4:10 pm by Kendal

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Mount Rushmore, SD

Mount Rushmore is much more than presidential faces on rocks, there is a national park there with plenty in store for your vacation.

http://www.nps.gov/moru

March 17, 2008

The Old Mill

Posted in Historical Sites, Musem/Art/Other at 1:34 am by Kendal

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The Old Mill, Pigeon Forge Tennessee

Constructed in the 1800s as a water powered mill it quickly became the place for activity in the area. Today the old mill is still grinding and still functioning. Sit down and enjoy some of the Tennessee cuisine in their restaurant. The areas heritage is on display everyday at the old mill square.

http://www.old-mill.com/aboutus

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