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This photograph shows the monuments of Laurel Hill set before
a dramatic sunset.
Photographed by Ross Mitchell
Founded in 1836, Laurel
Hill if one of the first rural garden cemeteries in the nation.
The cemetery was designed by noted Philadelphia architect John
Notman in 1835-36. beyond its purpose as a place of internment,
laurel Hill was designed to be a place where mourners and tourists
alike could enjoy relief from the city amid the landscaped grounds.
Laurel Hill was cited by A.J. Downing as a model for subsequent
large, urban parks. Laurel Hill is open to the public
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On this foggy morning, the ghost-like appearance of the trees
in the heavy atmosphere emphasized the stark emptiness of the
Photographed by Jonathan Carlucci
is the site where, on January 3, 1777, General George Washington
gained his first field victory over British troops in a fierce
battle. Today, this New Jersey State Park preserves the open fields
of the battlefield, the Thomas Clarke House and the common grave
of British and American dead.
For Information on
visiting Princeton Battlefield, visit the New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and
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A view from the balcony of the historic Fulton Opera House stage.
Photographed by Steve Cicero
Built in 1852, the
Fulton Opera House was named in honor of Lancaster native and
steamboat engineer, Robert Fulton. The Opera House was remodeled
in the Italianate style in 1873 and continues in operation today.
For more information
on the Fulton Opera House, visit the Fulton Opera House Foundation
The three-masted sailing schooner out for a cruise.
Rockland Harbor, Maine
Photographed by Fred LeBlanc
Victory Chimes was
first launched in 1900 in Bethel, Delaware as the Edwin and Maud,
the two children of its first captain. Since then, the schooner
has been renamed and remains the only surviving example of a "Chesapeake
ram," a shallow-draft schooner designed to pass through narrow
canal locks. At 132 feet in length, Victory Chimes is the largest
member of Maine's windjammer fleet that still carries passengers
along the coast today.
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