Author Archives: crowcanyonjournal

About crowcanyonjournal

I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.

Our Latest Trip to Ireland

Four weeks ago we departed San Francisco airport and flew off to what was to become one of our greatest vacations ever. We have been back for a week now and I am finally getting around to organizing photo stories … Continue reading

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D-Day and Cousin George

I first posted this article five years ago and am reposting in honor of my Dad’s cousin George and everyone else who participated in D-Day 75 years ago today. My Dad’s cousin George jumped into Normandy on D-Day, 70 years … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: The Man Who Saved Notre Dame

The following is a third re-post this week of a  photo story that I uploaded to my blog after returning from our Paris vacation in 2014. The French Revolution began in 1789 as a revolt against the power of the … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Inside Notre-Dame de Paris (a re-post from 5 years ago)

Here is another photo story I posted five years ago after returning from our three-week vacation in Paris. In this posting we look inside the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. The architecture we know today as Gothic developed in France in … Continue reading

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Paris 2014: Notre Dame de Paris

My wife and I spent three weeks in Paris in May of 2014 and during that time we visited Notre Dame twice. The following article is a re-post of an article I first uploaded on August 15, 2014. Later on … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address

The largest and most horrific battle in the history of North America took place over the first three days of July, 1863 near the tiny hamlet of Gettysburg in southeastern Pennsylvania not far from the Maryland border. More than 10,000 … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

On October 4, 1863 the following proclamation appeared on the font page of The New York Times:

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