Thursday, September 14, 2017

States and Capitols We've Visited

Thus far in our travels we have visited all but five states together, and we have seen most of the Capitol buildings in each of these states as seen below.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

President Graves

As you can tell from this website, we are a real fan of history, and especially American History. Many of our family trips centered around people, places and historical sites across the United States. One of our first trips took us from Houston to Washington DC via Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and finally Washington DC. During this trip we visited, among other things, the Tennessee Capitol Building, Hermitage, Monticello, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. As a result, we had unintentionally visited the final resting places of six United States Presidents (Polk, Jackson, Jefferson, Washington, Taft and Kennedy).

It wasn't long after our trip we realized we had visited 1/6th of the US Presidents graves, and we made it a priority to visit Presidential sites (grave sites, homes, birthplaces, libraries etc.) on our future trips. Therefore, in 2007 we planned a trip to New England, and the trip would include seven states, seven capitols and seven US President grave sites. The trip also included two President Libraries, and six President's homes.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Vice President Graves

This is our list of Vice President grave sites we have visited over the past seventeen years. There have been 14 Vice Presidents that eventually served as Presidents. Thus far we have visited 26 Vice Presidential graves, which include those that became President. We didn't actively seek these out until our 2016 trip.

Thus far only one person has visited all sixty six Presidential and Vice Presidential grave sites. Kurt Deion has a website "Kurt's Historic Sites - Hands-on History" documenting the grave sites he and his dad visited. On August 5, 2015 he was interviewed by Brian Lamb on C-SPAN, and talked about his visits to the graves of presidents and vice presidents.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Zion - Cass County, Texas

Mt. Zion Baptist Church - 2012
The Mount Zion Baptist Church of Christ was organized July 26, 1851 with twelve charter members. This sanctuary, built in 1885 on land donated by Isaac and Felix Grundy Lemmon, replaced the original 1851 log church building. Constructed of cypress and featuring a steeply pitched roof and double entry doors, this structure reflects a simple style typical of 19th century rural Texas churches. A historic cemetery dating to 1864 is adjacent to the building. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1991.

A compilation of church records from 1851 - 1984 were compiled by members, and published in a 148 page document.  A copy of this document is located below for your use.

"The Baptist Church of Christ at Mt. Zion Cass County, Texas", published February 9, 1984, by Ruby Pearl (Carter) Callison, Lois Ailine (Carter) Laird, Lola Mae (Morrison) Norman, and Loyd O'Neal Addy, Sr.