I have found a dream of beauty at which one might look all one's life and sigh.
― Isabella L. Bird
Are you familiar with Isabella Bird? What a lady!
Wikipedia tells me that:
Isabella Lucy Bird married name Bishop (1831 – 1904) was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. There is a lot of info about her and her writings on the internet. Very inspiring lady! What she accomplished after the age of 58 is absolutely amazing! and in the 1800s no less! WOW!
You learn something every day if you pay attention.
~ Ray LeBlond
Wikipedia tells me this about the Joe-Pye Weed:
Joe Pye (Jopi in the Native tongue), an Indian healer from New England used E. purpureum to treat a variety of ailments, which led to the name Joe-Pye weed for these plants. Folklore says that Joe Pye used this plant to cure fevers. Folklore also states that American colonists used this plant to treat typhus outbreaks. A Slightly Different Version - HERE
I found some interesting info on Wikipedia about the history
of Quilt Barns:
A quilt trail is a series of painted wood or metal, hung or free standing, quilt squares installed at various locations along a route, emphasizing significant architecture and/or aesthetic landscapes. Currently North America has quilt trails in 43 of the United States as well as in two Canadian provinces.
The first official quilt trail was begun in 2001 in Adams County, Ohio. Donna Sue Groves wanted to honor her mother, Maxine, a noted quilter, with a painted quilt square on the family's barn in Manchester, Ohio
The Indian Creek Covered Bridge is a historic covered bridge near US 219, about 4 miles away from Salt Sulphur Springs, in Monroe County, West Virginia, U.S.A.. It is owned by the Monroe County Historical Society, and was originally built in 1898 by Ray and Oscar Weikel. The bridge is 49.25 feet long and 11.5 feet wide. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The bridge was restored by Hoke Brothers Construction, Inc. of Union, West Virginia in 2000 at a cost of $334,446. It is open to pedestrians, and said to be one of the most photographed bridges in West Virginia. (Info from Wikipedia) Available - HERE
The Alderson Bridge, also known as Alderson Memorial Bridge, is a historic concrete arch bridge in Alderson, West Virginia. It crosses the Greenbrier River, which separates Greenbrier and Monroe counties. The bridge once carried Monroe Street but is now closed to traffic. It was built in 1914, and measures 21 feet wide including the walkways and 453 feet long.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is located in the Alderson Historic District, listed in 1993.
Alderson is an Amtrak station in Alderson, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. It is located at 1 C&O Plaza, and functions as a request stop. The station is a contributing property within the Alderson Historic District, which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since November 12, 1993.