July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : Argentina's "The Libertad". ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : Argentina's "The Libertad". ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

Plate of General George Washington crossing the Delaware River. Commemorative Bicentennial Plate. I was almost 17 on July 4th 1976. What a celebration of Tall Ships in our NYC harbor! I will remember it for the rest of my life. The build-up to the ev Imprinted plates

Plate of General George Washington crossing the Delaware River. Commemorative Bicentennial Plate. I was almost 17 on July 4th 1976. What a celebration of Tall Ships in our NYC harbor! I will remember it for the rest of my life. The build-up to the ev Imprinted plates

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : Japan's "Nippon Maru". ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : Japan's "Nippon Maru". ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The "Esmeralda" (Chile) and the "Nippon Maru" (Japan) at Pier 86, 46th Street. Germany's "Gorch Fock" is anchored at right. ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also…

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The "Esmeralda" (Chile) and the "Nippon Maru" (Japan) at Pier 86, 46th Street. Germany's "Gorch Fock" is anchored at right. ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also…

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The "Esmeralda" (Chile) and the "Nippon Maru" (Japan) at Pier 86, 46th Street. Germany's "Gorch Fock" is anchored at right. ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also…

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The "Esmeralda" (Chile) and the "Nippon Maru" (Japan) at Pier 86, 46th Street. Germany's "Gorch Fock" is anchored at right. ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also…

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The US's "Eagle" at Pier 14 at the South Street Seaport . ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The US's "Eagle" at Pier 14 at the South Street Seaport . ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : Japan's "Nippon Maru". Naval vessel 3501 (inner of the two) is the "Katori", also of Japan. ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : Japan's "Nippon Maru". Naval vessel 3501 (inner of the two) is the "Katori", also of Japan. ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

A man stands near a utility pole in North Dakota, March 9, 1966.  A spring blizzard produced snow so deep that it nearly buried the utility poles.

A man stands near a utility pole in North Dakota, March 9, 1966. A spring blizzard produced snow so deep that it nearly buried the utility poles.

Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, orphaned at 7; raised by a sister. At 19, he graduated w/honors from Baylor with a law degree, passed the bar to become the youngest practicing lawyer in TX. He spoke French, Spanish 7 Indian languages. He became renowned for defending prostitute Millie Stacey in 1899. His closing summary (the Soiled Dove Plea) is still studied by law students today. It's considered the perfect defense argument and a masterpieces of oratory in the English language.

Temple Houston, son of Sam Houston, orphaned at 7; raised by a sister. At 19, he graduated w/honors from Baylor with a law degree, passed the bar to become the youngest practicing lawyer in TX. He spoke French, Spanish 7 Indian languages. He became renowned for defending prostitute Millie Stacey in 1899. His closing summary (the Soiled Dove Plea) is still studied by law students today. It's considered the perfect defense argument and a masterpieces of oratory in the English language.

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The US Coast Guard's "Eagle" at Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport . ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

July 4, 1976 : The American Bi-Centennial Celebration : NYC : The US Coast Guard's "Eagle" at Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport . ~~ I was there. The TALL SHIPS were a primary event of that weekend. ♥ ~~ Click on the link to access my full collection of Bi-Centennial pics on my Facebook page AND to read a bit about this once-in-my-lifetime occasion. Please "Follow" or "Friend" me on Facebook. Please "Follow" me here on Pinterest, also. ♥

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