markers


20
Nov 14

The historic marker series

We return once more to documenting the county’s historic markers, where I pedal my bicycle all over the county looking for the markers. This makes the 32nd you’ve seen in this series so far:

Cullars

This field had corn in it in this picture, but the plot allows agronomists to study fertilization on a 3-year rotation of cotton, corn, wheat and soybean. The researchers would tell you there are few places in the country where you can see the effect of such dramatic deficiencies of plant nutrients. The experiment continues now into its second century. You can read about it on the markers page. And you check out the full run of markers here. (Click through the pins on the map on that page’s banner to explore some of the other local historic locations.)

Enjoy, happy pedaling and happy reading!


13
Nov 14

The historic marker series

We return once more to documenting the county’s historic markers. (Two weeks in a row! Almost a trend!) If you are unfamiliar, I pedaled my bicycle all over the county looking for the markers. This makes the 31th you’ve seen in this series so far:

OldRotation

The field was fallow when I took this picture, but don’t let that fool you. This is an important strip of land. You can read about it on the markers page. And you check out the full run of markers here. (Click through the pins on the map on that page’s banner to explore some of the other local historic locations.)

Enjoy, happy pedaling and happy reading!


6
Nov 14

The historic marker series

After an unreasonably long layoff of more than a year, we return once more to documenting the county’s historic markers. These have been sitting on my computer all this time just waiting to be uploaded. No excuse.

If you are unfamiliar, I pedaled my bicycle all over the county looking for the markers. This makes the 30th you’ve seen in this series so far:

CaryHall

What do you suppose goes on inside there? That’s a building on campus. I had two classes there in my years of undergrad, the first one was in my first quarter in school. I have exactly two stories that I still tell from time to time from spending all of that time in there. You can find the historical angle here. And you check out the full run of markers here. (Click through the pins on the map on that page’s banner to explore some of the other local historic locations.)

Enjoy, happy pedaling and happy reading!


16
May 13

The historic marker series

We return again to documenting the county’s historic markers. My bicycle finds them all. This makes 28 we’ve seen so far:

SigmaAlphaEpsilon

But what’s going on down there? You can see the details here. You can check out the full run here. Click through the pins on the map on that page’s banner to explore some of the other local historic locations.

Enjoy, happy pedaling and happy reading!


2
May 13

The historic marker series

We return again to documenting the county’s historic markers. I’ve been riding around on my bicycle to find them all. This is the 27th installment in the series.

DrakeMiddle

This building should send shivers down all of our spines: grade school. But what’s the story here? You can see the details here. You can check out the full run here. Click through the pins on the map in the banner and explore some of the other local historic locations.

Enjoy, happy pedaling and happy reading!