Let’s see. Why were peanuts so profitable? Oh that’s right it was because of George Washington Carver (a black man). So if they are going to put up a monument to thank someone for the profitability of peanuts in south Alabama who do you think it should be a black man or a bug? I guess we see who won.
It's a wonderful scene, more so than any photo can truly reflect.
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It is always nice to hear from someone else who understands the beauty of Gull Pond. I can't swim as well as emu5088, but I like to sit on the rocks on the west shore, eat dark cherries, visually soak in all that beauty, and mentally thank my friend who introduced the place to me.
Crane Mt. is beautiful as a mountain, but near its summit it has an unusual, exquisite feature: a large, clear, beautiful pond that is home to trout and beaver. One can then climb up beyond the pond, to a rim above it, and enjoy a grand view of neighboring Gore Mt. and many other Adirondack peaks.
One-Room Schoolhouse, South Greenfield, NY, built around 1858 - Note the outhouse, which has a boys side and a girls side. This schoolhouse was used until the early 1950s. If the photographer had grown up in the house where he now lives, he'd have attended this school.
William McKinley was Governor of Ohio, U.S. Sentator from Ohio, and President of the United States. He was assassinated in Buffalo. This memorial was built in his honor, in Buffalo's Niagara Square. This photo was taken looking east, toward Court Street.
View from Wehrum Stadium pressbox roof, Herkimer County Community College, Herkimer, NY - located high on a ridge above the Mohawk River; the hill in the distance is on the other side of the Mohawk
The National Capitol Columns were placed at the East Portico of the Capitol in 1828, but, visually, they were not quite right. They were removed and, in the 1980s, were relocated to the National Arboretum, where they now stand on a natural knoll.
"The Spirit of Life" by Daniel Chester French, Congress Park, Saratoga Springs, NY - the sculptor's many famous works also include the seated figure of Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.