My sister’s Christmas tree
My nephew’s cookies, all the way from Fairbanks, Alaska
Champagne from many countries
Two of my five sisters and one of my nieces.
Dilapidated entrance gate to road leading to Potomac Dell, a private home that at one time opened its grounds to the public, at no charge. The ad below describes all that it offered. The ad is from the Hagerstown, Maryland newspaper The Daily Mail, 23 May 1955, Mon, Page 2. The ad is the only information I could find about Potomac Dell so I can’t say when or why the property was abandoned. There is a large deteriorating house near the paved road.
Pocahontas, Pocahontas County, Iowa
I took a detour from my destination to check out a couple places in Iowa. Just south of the town of Pocahontas, I saw a huge wind farm with hundreds of turbines planted in corn fields.
My destination was the 25 foot statue of Pocahontas which was erected in 1954 in Pocahontas.
The historical Pocahontas was from Virginia, not Iowa, but the town wanted to honor the figure after which it, and the county, was named.
Pocahontas is in Iowa corn country. You will find quilt squares painted on barns and garages.
The teepee behind the statue is based on a plains Indian dwelling. Pocahontas would not have lived in one.