Travel Week!


The past several days have been packed with travel to various parts of the northeast. The first trip was to the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, that meanders between New York and Pennsylvania. Several sites within the park were the subject of cultural landscape inventories, including the Zane Grey Museum, the Roebling Bridge, and the Corwin Farm.  The photo above shows the Zane Grey House, which is the site of the former home of “Father of the Western novel”.

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Zane Grey also enjoyed fishing and traveled the world in search of the best fishing spots. During his lifetime, he held numerous world records for sport fishing and often wrote sporting and adventure guides about his trips. Zane and Margie have a lot in common!

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Photos courtesy John Hammond, OCLP. 

The second trip was to Salem National Maritime Historic Site where the historic Derby Wharf is the subject of an NPS Treatment plan. This site is really interesting because there is the opportunity to work with several entities outside the park service, including the the City of Salem and the USACE, to address the master plan for the harbor and changing sea levels. Pictured above is the Friendship of Salem ship and the eroding wharf and lighthouse in the distance.

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Photos courtesy Alex von Bieberstein.

The final trip was to the Martin van Buren Site in Upstate New York, where the interns were able to participate in a meeting with the park staff. Afterward we toured the grounds, which included the historic house, seen above, and grounds, which included Roxbury Farms. The goats, pictured here, are hard at work maintaining the grounds.

For now, I am looking forward to a quiet week in the office.

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