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ECW Weekender: Pioneer Park Cemetery in Dallas, Texas

My brother and sister-in-law thought we were just stopping by the park in downtown Dallas, Texas to see the statues of the Longhorn cattle and the cowboys. To be honest, I thought that was the simple plan, too. Then, I … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: The Morning Attack Trails at Cedar Creek Battlefield

Autumn is just around the corner, and before we know it, it will be the perfect weather for a drive to (or just through) Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. It’s reported that peak leaf colors will likely be around October 11 this … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Trevilian Station Battlefield

On June 11-12, 1864, Union and Confederate cavalries clashed near Trevilian Station, west of Louisa Court House in Central Virginia. General Philip Sheridan had headed west as the Federal armies aimed toward Petersburg; he was supposed to link forces with … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Hagen History Center

Growing up in and around Erie, Pennsylvania I made more visits than I can count to the Watson-Curtze Mansion, then owned by the Erie School District. Today it is part of a multi-building campus known as the Hagen History Center. … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Frozen Custard & Battlefields

It’s blazing hot here on the East Coast this weekend, and it seems like a good time to revisit some of the ice cream and frozen custard posts hiding in the ECW archives…

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ECW Weekender: The 160th Anniversary at Manassas National Battlefield

Manassas National Battlefield has a full schedule of events to commemorate and educate about the first major battle of the Civil War. This weekend—July 17-18, 2021—and on the actual anniversary—July 21—you’ll find plenty to see, do, and explore…if you’re willing … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Living History at Monocacy

This Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick County, Maryland, is hosting special events to commemorate the 157th anniversary of the battle that saved Washington. Programs throughout the day include Civil War … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Gettysburg Off The Beaten Path

Heading to Gettysburg this weekend or in the near future? We’ve pulled Kris White’s series Gettysburg Off The Path from the archives for the weekender feature. If you’re looking for some unique stories and places to explore at Gettysburg, this … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Woodville, Virginia

I used to always think of Woodville as only a very small hamlet along Route 522 (Sperryville Pike) marking about three-quarters of the way from Culpeper to Sperryville. The place where the speed limit drops to 35 miles per hour, … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Massanutten Mountain Storybook Trail

If you blink, you’ll miss the turn-off and the sign for “Chrisman Hollow Road” at the very top of New Market Gap in Massanutten Mountain in the Virginian Shenandoah Valley. But if you make the turn to the north and … Continue reading

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