Happy Birthday USA

I am not the most patriotic person around.  I don’t know where all my ancestors hail from.  I know there’s some Cherokee [the original Americans], Irish, English, Scottish, and possibly German…What I do know is that my ancestors come from South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee from as far back as the early 1800’s.  In spite of all that or maybe because of it, I do love history…Western Civ and US History were always my favorite subject in school, and I love stumbling up hidden historical markers and visiting well known historical sites whenever I am out ant about.  This is more of a Happy Birthday USA post than anything else, and with that I’ll leave you some of my favorite photos of historical sites.

First up: Washington DC

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Moving on to the West Coast

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Moving out to the west coast, it one of the more iconic bridges in the world…the Golden Gate Bridge painted in its infamous International Orange colour.

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HELLO Las Vegas

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One of the best natural features in the USA–The wonder that is the Grand Canyon

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and beautiful mountains

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