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July 6, 2002 – Rennselaer County, New York – Researching My Dutch Family Lineage

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July 6, 2002 With an attitude of hope and anticipation Saturday morning, I retraced my drive back to the Van Schaick Mansion.  Sure enough,  just as the caretaker’s wife promised, two tour buses lined the side of the street next to the … Continue reading

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July 5, 2002 – Albany, New York – Journey to the Land of My Dutch Forefathers

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July 5, 2002 My longest drive on the road trip journey was leaving Philadelphia Friday morning and traveling to upper New York State.  The closer I got to Albany, the more thrilled I was to  arrive in the land of my … Continue reading

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July 4, 2002 – 50th Birthday Celebration – Philadelphia

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July 4, 2002 “It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday! It’s my birthday!” Seems everyone I met and spoke to on July 4th heard my happy birthday announcement.  I also told a few people about my dream to travel to Philadelphia … Continue reading

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July 4, 2002 – Philadelphia, PA – Independence Hall – The Most Historical Room in America

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July 4, 2002 Leaving Gettysburg that afternoon was emotional.  I felt within me a turning point that deepened my understanding of the sacrifices made on the battlefield by both sides.  I pointed my rental car toward the highway leading out … Continue reading

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July 3, 2002 – Gettysburg National Military Park – American Pilgrimage

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July 3, 2002 After leaving Shanksville in early afternoon, I drove along the Pennsylvania Turnpike and headed south toward Gettysburg, located in the central part of the state near the southern border with Maryland.  I made good time on the highways … Continue reading

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July 2, 2002 Shanksville, PA – First Battlefield in the War Against Terrorism

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July 2, 2002 The morning dawn filtered through a dense fog covering the soft, green hills around the motel where I stayed my first night on the road trip.  I waited until 9:30am for the fog to lift.  My time to … Continue reading

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