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World’s Oldest Trees: The Sunland Baobab

2018-02-27T11:34:55-05:00March 20th, 2018|World's Oldest Trees|

Trees are some of the oldest known living organism on the planet. Surviving on this planet for 385 million years, only a handful of organisms live longer lives, mostly sponges, coral, and bacteria. Trees have survived nearly every disaster this planet has seen and there are trees on this planet that have been alive for [...]

Found in a Barn: Rare Cracker Jack Baseball Poster

2020-04-11T00:55:09-04:00March 15th, 2018|Found in a barn, History|

Cracker Jack snacks are an iconic American food. Many people still enjoy the sweet tasting popcorn and nut delight and it has been associated most in Americana with the sport of baseball. Cracker Jacks are sold at many ballparks still to this day and are immortalized in the song “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” [...]

The National Park Service and Reclaimed Wood

2018-02-27T11:36:03-05:00March 13th, 2018|Benefits of Reclaimed Wood|

There are hundreds of historic homes and sites in this country that are open to the public as museums. Many are run by the National Park Service in their 400+ units around the country. With a finite budget they have to think creatively when a building needs to be constructed or repaired and in many [...]

Barns of the Civil War: Henry Spangler

2020-04-11T00:55:09-04:00February 27th, 2018|Barns of the Civil War, History|

The American Civil War was the most violent conflict this continent has ever witnessed. Central to many of the great and small battles were family farms and their barns. While many of these barns have been lost to time some of them still exist today. While they will never be used for reclaimed wood we [...]

The Redwood and Sequoia: the largest trees in the world

2020-04-11T00:55:09-04:00February 22nd, 2018|World's Oldest Trees|

Trees are some of the oldest known living organism on the planet. Surviving on this planet for 385 million years, only a handful of organisms live longer lives, mostly sponges, coral, and bacteria. Trees have survived nearly every disaster this planet has seen and there are trees on this planet that have been alive for [...]

George Washington, his white oak fort and how he started a world war

2020-04-11T00:55:09-04:00February 20th, 2018|History|

England and France were old enemies and in the 1750s that was no different. Both wanted to be the dominant power in Europe and to control all of North America. What would become Canada and the United States were rich in resources and by having total control of that territory that nation could control the [...]