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A Picture from Edna

I am wondering if this Masonic Temple on a hill in Alexandria, Virginia will be featured in the new novel by Dan Brown The Lost Symbol.

George Washington and many of the Founding Fathers were Masons as were founders of Mormonism: Masonry and Mormon Mysteries.

I snapped the picture one day while awaiting the Metro train at the King Street Station in Alexandria. The AmTrak Station is just next to it.

The image, Amtrak Train, was originally uploaded by Edna Barney. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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A Picture from Edna

We were in Tremonton, Utah and saw signs to Promontory Summit – thirty miles. It sounded like an enticing drive for two visitors from the East, remembering history of the Wild West. Those old-timers could not possibly have planned to have the transcontinental tracks meet at the top of a mountain. If they had planned it, they would have preferred the level land of the Salt Lake Basin below that spreads for miles and miles.

However, after blasting through solid rock mountains, at times only eighteen inches a day, they met here at the peak of this mountain, and the rest is history. It was an unbelievable race between two rail companies and an incredible accomplishment for those early Americans. These are replicas of the original engines that met. We saw a wonderful reenactment of the original “Golden Spike Ceremony” on 2 August 2008.

The image, Promontory Summit , Utah , was originally uploaded by barneykin. It is posted here from Barneykin’s flickr account.

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Chicago’s El


On our first morning in Chicago we explored a bit before lunch by hopping aboard the El at the Adams Street Station near our hotel. These pictures begin at the Palmer House Hilton and end there, and the images in between were made along the route or through the window whilst aboard Chicago’s elevated train known as “The El.” Afterwards, at lunch when we related our adventure, everyone was horrified that we did such. But how else could we have gained such grand vistas of the Windy City? 

The Slide Show

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