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Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Can Be For Vegans 2014

This blog entry will show you the kinds of candy that vegans can partake in on Halloween.



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Here I am with some vegan tomato juice too!
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Haunted Haddon Halloween Car Show In Camden, New Jersey On October 25, 2014

On October 25, 2014, the Haddon Farmers Market in Camden, NJ hosted a Car Show that featured antique and modern automobiles, Halloween sights and moon bounce attractions.  I visited the Market for the first time on October 19 of this year and during my time there I found out about this event.  I do have high hopes for this Market given that it is in Camden, a city that is in dire need of revenue and tourism and, quite simply, there cannot be enough of these kinds of markets.  You will note that the name Haddon Twp. (aka Township) was used on the promotional flyer.  Haddon Township is not as horrifying as Camden, NJ so that is why it was used.  I have been in and out of Camden for over twenty years now and some parts of the city are fine.  This market is in one of the safest areas of the city.

I took a bunch of photographs.  In them, you will see Halloween-themed and other displays, one vehicle with a lot of speakers and more.  The market building can be seen in the background of some photos.  The market has great hours inside and outside and there is still plenty of vendor space available.

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Here is the market's website: http://www.haddonfarmersmarket.com

Monday, October 20, 2014

The 50th Anniversary Of The Passing Of President Herbert Clark Hoover

I thought I would leave a quick note to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passing of American President Herbert Clark Hoover.  The humanitarian and mining engineer passed away on October 20, 1964.  He was 90 years of age.  Although he had become a scapegoat of the Great Depression, his post-presidential endeavors allowed him to enjoy a rehabilitation of his image by the time of his passing.

What you see here is an autographed card and a photograph:
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

The 150th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Cedar Creek Aka The Battle Of Belle Grove Aka Sheridan's Ride

My Friends: Today is the 150th Anniversary of The Battle Of Cedar Creek ... also known as The Battle Of Belle Grove. The Skirmish is widely known as Sheridan's Ride as well. The Battle took place as part of the American Civil War and featured the Union General Philip Sheridan. Thomas Buchanan Read wrote a poem called Sheridan's Ride based on the pivotal victory that took place there. In this video I have for you a Recitation of Sheridan's Ride by Edgar L. Davenport. It is on a Thomas Edison Blue Amberol Cylinder Record. This is the second pressing from 1913 (catalog number 1957). I also have a 19th century photograph of General Philip Sheridan. The record is played on a Thomas Edison Amberola Phonograph VI-B or BVI. Unfortunately, the sound is a bit distorted. I had my camera too close to the horn. Decreasing the volume definitely helps soften the harsh sound.


The url for the above video in case it does not embed properly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQKN0EBPJQc

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Thank you for continuing to observe the American Civil War Sesquicentennial with me.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

18th Century Field Day And The Assault On Fort Mercer Battle Of Red Bank Revolutionary War Reenactment Will Take Place In National Park, New Jersey Tomorrow, October 19, 2014

As stated in the long title above, 18th Century Field Day featuring The Assault On Fort Mercer Battle Of Red Bank Revolutionary War Reenactment will take place at Red Bank Battlefield in National Park, NJ tomorrow.  According to https://www.facebook.com/whitallhouse, the schedule of events will be as follows:

"10am: Jonas Cattell Race Runners arrive; Children's Muster Drill, Calligraphy Activity; Whitall House Tours.
11am: First Battle
11:30: Colonial Conjurer (Magic Show!)
12pm: Loyalist vs. Patriot Sword Fight; Weaving Demonstration
12:30: Children's Muster Drill; Colonial Conjurer
1pm: Girl Wonder! (Women in the Revolution)
1:30: Loyalist vs. Patriot sword fight
2pm: Second Battle
2:30pm: Girl Wonder!
3:00pm: A Soldier's Life"

Other links with information:

http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2014/10/nj_residents_prepare_for_battle_at_historic_revolutionary_war_war_reenactment.html
http://www.24thcmr.org/page3.php
http://www.gloucestercountynj.gov/depts/p/parks/events/18thcentury.asp
http://www.revolutionarynj.org/events/18th-century-field-day-at-red-bank-battlefield

Instead of posting a new blog entry after the event, I will embed the photographs and video footage into this one.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

The Witches Ball In Mount Holly, NJ On October 11, 2014

Many of us experienced The Witches Ball once again.  2014 marked my fifth or sixth year attending.  I noticed the town decorating more for the event compared to previous years.  That allowed me to take more photographs.

First, here is a virtual tour of the event:


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