Finding hope and wonder in a burning world.
Who’s Bucket List?
Fulfilling his bucket list, helped us fill ours...
We were not supposed to be here today, nor was an outing here planned for the near future. A last-minute cancellation left us with several hours of unplanned luxury and a serendipitous opportunity. Measuring our time and distance, we selected to make the 20-minute drive from our hotel to Guthrie Oklahoma, a small town known... Continue Reading →
The Historical and Miraculous Chapels of Santa Fe
It just didn’t seem right to leave Santa Fe without sharing more about their historical and miraculous chapels. Where is the oldest church in the continental U.S? Would you believe Santa Fe? Traditional belief holds that it was built around 1611 by a group of Tlexcalan Indians from Mexico who were travelling with the original... Continue Reading →
Deep Ellum has one of the richest histories in Dallas. Originally an area where freedmen settled after the Civil War, a warehouse and railroad site developed. The area was known as Central Track. In the 1920s, several jazz and blues clubs opened, eventually numbering over 50 clubs. Deep Ellum hosted some of America’s most renowned... Continue Reading →
Day 10: Landmark Tavern, End of the Krawl
The Last Krawl. We find ourselves far up north, around 46th Street, and far out west, on 11th Avenue, on the shores near the Hudson River. On Death Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. The “far up” and “far out” are according to an 1868 map. Today, this is in a gentrifying Midtown. Patrick Crowley opened the... Continue Reading →
Day 9: Julius’
When Adam McCandless first opened his grocery story in 1835, in what is now Greenwich Village, little did he know that this building would change the course of history. When the business was converted to a restaurant and bar 24 years later, it set on a path to the National Park Service Register of Historical... Continue Reading →
Day 8: The White Horse Tavern
Historical Tavern Krawl Day 8: White Horse Tavern...
Historical Krawl Day 7: Old Town
Not far from Union Station, is one of the oldest and best-preserved taverns, Old Town. We are with our friend Nancy walking along a literary path on Irving Place and 18th street. We pause at the homes of O’Henry and Washington Irving, then turn west to enter Old Town at 45 E 18th street. Originally... Continue Reading →
Historic Bar Krawl Day 6: Pete’s Tavern
If we have learned anything from this historical bar krawl, it is that facts and dates are substantially folklore, somewhat questionable, and often contended. Such as the longstanding argument over which of these historical taverns is the oldest continuously operating. Most, but not all, agree it is either Pete’s Tavern or McSorley’s. Pete’s Tavern, located just... Continue Reading →