Old Buildings & Mills & "Americana"

Gettysburg, an incredibly moving experience, from the Confederate line, Pennsylvania, 1995

Real Log Cabin, North Carolina, 1996 / University of Virginia at Charlottesville, designed by Thomas Jefferson, 1995

Remains of ingenious canal spearheaded by George Washington, Virginia, 1995

Cass Scenic Railway, West Virginia, 1995

"You may have noticed that the books you really love are bound together by a secret thread. You know very well what is the common quality that makes you love them, though you cannot put it into words . . . Even in your hobbies, has there not always been some secret attraction . . . - something, not to be identified with, but always on the verge of breaking through, the smell of cut wood in the workshop or the clap-clap of water against the boat's side? Are not all lifelong friendships born at the moment when at last you meet another human being who has some inkling (but faint and uncertain even in the best) of that something which you were born desiring, and which, beneath the flux of other desires . . . you are looking for, watching for, listening for?"

{C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain, NY: Macmillan, 1938, pp.145-146}

Mt. Vernon, George Washington's home, Virginia, 1995

Working Mill in Great Smoky Mountains N.P., North Carolina, 1996

Civil War Confederate Furnace, Virginia, 1995

Mill nearThomas Jefferson's home Monticello,Virginia, 1995

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by Dave Armstrong, Photographer and History Buff

Updated 7 December 1997