Tom, you need multiple comment sections, at least one extra halfway through your article so I don’t forget what I was going to say by the time Im done. Since Substack does not support that atm, I’m interrupting my own reading to say -- wut? The Historical Marker Database! The first flight! The ancient tree, still alive, once a landmark, home to trash pandas. Holy moly what riches. I especially love that there’s still the balloons which would seem like a completely normal but meaningless decoration if you didn’t know. But you know!

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Sounds like a fun excursion.

This took me a long time to read, though, because your link sent me down the Historical Markers Database rabbit hole. SO COOL!!!

Also, reminded me of this beautiful scene:


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