Centenary of World War One: The National World War One Museum

2014 marks 100 years since World War One commenced. A conflict that officially raged from July 28th, 1914 until an armistice was declared on November 11th, 1918. Many political events and imperial desires lead to this war but the key trigger point was the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on June…

Sacramento – California’s Capital

In early September 2012 I stayed in Sacramento, California for a couple of days mainly to attend the California Capital Air Show. While there I took some time to do a bit of sight-seeing, especially around the impressive State Capitol building. The Capitol building is not only the functioning state government legislature and home off the office…

Fort Stevens, Oregon – Japan Attacks!

January 13th, 2012 Fort Stevens State Park is located on the North coast of Oregon and has a very interesting history. Fort Stevens was built during the US Civil War in 1864 to protect the mouth of the Columbia River – particularly from potential British (from Canada) and Confederate raider attacks. Two other forts were built on the…