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Lost Bird – the Sad Story of a Baby Taken from Wounded Knee

Gen. Leonard Colby and Lost Bird

Zintkala Nuni – or “Lost Bird” was one of the casualties of the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, but not because she died in the fields with others from her tribe who were mowed down by gunfire from US Federal troops. Zintkala was in the fields that day and in […]


Wounded Knee – Should You Visit?

Wounded Knee – Should You Visit?

  For those, like me, who like to travel to feed the mind, body and the spirit, a trip to Wounded Knee will feed your spirit and mind, but it’s liable to break your heart. Reading about it is difficult enough, but standing in the presence of the mass grave […]


40 Halloween Ghost Tours Offered on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Oldest House in Cambridge haunted by the floating soldier

Ten historic towns are featured in the largest cluster of heritage ghost walks in America. Chesapeake Ghost Walks is conducting over forty Halloween ghost tours in ten historic towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in October. The ghost tours spread across eighty linear miles in five counties situated east of the […]


#18 Come Heres, Born Heres and Annie Oakley

Annie Oakley House in Cambridge, MD

Ties That Bind on the Eastern Shore Most people rushing to the beach don’t realize the rich culture that exists on either side of the highway. They don’t know that Annie Oakley and her husband once chose to live here as did Tom Clancy, John Barth, Sissy Spacek, Tallulah Bankhead, […]


Hag Breakfast at the Hay Adams – and a ghostly encounter

Hag Breakfast at the Hay Adams – and a ghostly encounter

Hay Adams – Where Nothing is Overlooked Except the White House The Hay Adams Hotel at 16th & H Streets in NW Washington DC has as its motto, “Where nothing is overlooked except the White House.” It’s noted for its fine dining, superior accommodations and the spirit of Clover Adams […]


The Willard Hotel – Ghosts, Tea & Christmas

The Willard Hotel

The Willard Hotel, a landmark at 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW (next door to the Prez), has its ghosts – but not just any ghosts. These would be seriously high-class ghosts. US Presidents, foreign dignitaries, movie stars, poets, writers and even a world famous circus master. The hotel is well known for […]


Korean War Memorial – See it at Night

Korean War Memorial – See it at Night

The Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington DC is situated SE of the Lincoln Memorial between Independence Avenue and the Reflecting Pool.  I feel fortunate to have seen it for the first time when it was dark out – under a nearly full moon.  I’ve taken visitors to see the […]


10 Cool – Mostly Free Things to See in Ocean City Maryland

10 Cool – Mostly Free Things to See in Ocean City Maryland

Here are 10 cool – mostly free things to see in Ocean City, Maryland. It’s been a family destination for summer fun for over 100 years, but when you’re looking for something besides the sun, sand and ocean, check out these things to see in Ocean City that you may […]


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne – a place of Resurrection

Lindisfarne Castle - Northumbria UK

The holy island of Lindisfarne in upper west corner of England is destination that will feed the pilgrim’s soul.  No one knows how it got its name and the history of this little two by three mile tidal island occupying about 1000 acres is a mystery prior to the seventh […]


The Henry’s “Colored” Hotel – An Ocean City Ghost Story

The Henry Hotel - aka "Henry's Colored Hotel"

The old Henry Hotel still sits vacant at the corner of Baltimore and South Division Street in Ocean City, Maryland.  Most people would never notice this three story, 20-roomed hotel, covered with brown shingles across from Trimper’s Rides.  The entire hotel is about the size of most single family homes […]


#9 Museum of Rural Life in Denton

Artwork of Mark Priest

Inside Denton’s Museum of Rural Life : Four Houses and Three Centuries By Shalagh Hogan –  Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach series The Museum of Rural Life in Denton has something inside which most small Eastern Shore museums don’t have: a completely […]


#8 Who is Remembered at Captain’s Hill?

Lone Grave of Capt. William Carhart - Captain's Hill

Part of the 100 Things to Do Between the Bridge and the Beach Series Captain William Carhart – Lost at Sea in 1799   Just outside of Ocean City (before you cross the bridge over the inlet) is one lone grave of a sea captain who was lost nearby when […]