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Post by LCaulkins » October 26th, 2020, 10:01 am

Hi, Claude! Chapter 9 is PL OK :thumbs:

Thank you for your well wishes. Yesterday kicked my butt, and now I'm on steroids. But no ER or ICU, and judging by today's improvement, that isn't the likely route for my case. I am soooo glad!!!!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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Post by cstew64 » November 4th, 2020, 6:12 am

Chapter 10 ready.

This chapter discusses the building and launch of their boat from the wharfs at Pittsburgh, PA. If you aren't familiar with the area, Here is a picture of my city today. The first picture is the Fountain at Point State Park. That is the junction of two rivers, the Allegheny and Monongahela, which form the Ohio river. In the 1st picture, If you follow the river to the left, Allegheny, you will see two bridges next to each other. Just above those bridges is where they launched.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g53449-d258386-Reviews-Point_State_Park-Pittsburgh_Pennsylvania.html

Here is an article outlining the Lewis and Clark expedition.

https://water.ohiorivertrail.org/index.php/en/pittsburgh-launch

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Post by LCaulkins » November 12th, 2020, 9:49 am

Hi, Claude - I'm back. I'm very sorry about disappearing for a whole week. Scott's father died of the Covid the three of us have been fighting, and I just couldn't face anything of my normal life. I'm here now, collecting chapters to PL. I'll have this one done by tomorrow morning at the latest.

Take care! I hope you and all your family are well.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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Post by cstew64 » November 12th, 2020, 2:47 pm

Damn, i'm so sorry Lynette. Take your time. We're in no hurry. Spend the time with your family. Get well.

Hope you find my little history lesson interesting.

Best wishes.
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Post by cstew64 » November 12th, 2020, 2:48 pm

Chapter 11 ready.

In the picture where the fountain is located. That is Point State Park. It was here where the British captured Fort Duquesne in the French and Indian war of 1758.

https://www.theculturalexperience.com/news/turning-the-tide-the-british-capture-of-fort-duquesne/#:~:text=It%20took%20the%20British%20until,under%20the%20command%20of%20Washington.

It became Ft. Pitt. From here the British were able to resupply and patrol the inner province during the war.

About 40 miles south of Pittsburgh is where the killing of Lt. Jumonville took place by George Washington guide and interpreter, Half King, which started the war. This is where Washington was forced to surrender to the French forces at Ft. Necessity.

https://www.nps.gov/fone/index.htm

Here is a pic of a sculpture in bronze by James A. West, Point of View. The piece depicts George Washington and the Seneca leader Guyasuta, with their weapons down, in a face-to-face meeting in October 1770, when the two men met while Washington was in the area examining land for future settlement along the Ohio River. It is located on Mount Washington which overlooks Pittsburgh.

Washingtons expedition into the Ohio Valley from Pittsburgh was the start of the American westward expansion.

https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/32190

In this link, the picture is taken on Mt. Washington looking down at the city.

https://www.tripsavvy.com/exploring-mt-washington-2708253

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Post by LCaulkins » November 13th, 2020, 9:29 am

Hi, Claude! Both chapters 10 and 11 are PL OK :thumbs: :thumbs:

I really enjoyed the excursions through the links you posted for chapter 11. Fort Necessity is so tiny!!!
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by cstew64 » November 13th, 2020, 4:59 pm

I’m glad you liked it. Many people raised here don’t know the rich history Pittsburgh has.

Did you see the link with the two bridges where Lewis launched in Pittsburgh?

Chapter 12 Ready.

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Post by LCaulkins » November 17th, 2020, 9:31 am

Ch. 12 is PL OK, Claude :thumbs:

Yes, that picture is absolutely stunning. It made me remember the trip we made when I was in middle school to visit our cousins who lived in Pittsburgh. Even as an 11-year-old, I thought it was the prettiest city I'd ever seen.
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by cstew64 » November 17th, 2020, 12:30 pm

Chapter 13 ready.

You've been here? Awesome! Hope you liked it.

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Post by cstew64 » November 21st, 2020, 2:54 pm

Chapter 14 ready.

This is the end of part one.

Part two contains 19 chapters. Are you up for the rest?

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Post by LCaulkins » November 22nd, 2020, 9:49 am

Chapter 13 is PL OK :thumbs:
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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Post by LCaulkins » November 23rd, 2020, 7:16 am

Chapter 14 is PL OK :thumbs:

Sure! Let's do it. 8-)
~Lynette in Colorado, USA
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5 wks so far of my own Covid. My father-in-law died from it after we contracted it at the funeral for my mother-in-law, who died in Oct of lung cancer discovered in Sep. Be well! recording on hold, PL/edit happening

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