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Take a historical tour with photos from the Perry Memorial House, a possible stop for the Underground Railroad: Christine’s Chronicles

Check out the historically-rich Dickson Tavern/Perry Memorial House in Erie, PA and catch a glimpse into its 213-year-old past. Continue reading

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See this 1987 photo of the Wayne Blockhouse in Erie, PA: Christine’s Chronicles

Wayne Blockhouse in 1987 on black-and-white film.  by Christine Lorraine Morgan ~ Dec. 28, 2022 The entire area near its bayfront is just seeping with Erie’s earliest roots. It’s where the French fort Presque Isle was situated when the City … Continue reading

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See the place where Daniel Dobbins built the ships that helped win the Battle of Lake Erie in Erie, PA: Christine’s Chronicles

By Christine Lorraine Morgan, October 25, 2022 THIS HISTORICAL MARKER AT THE FOOT OF CASCADE STREET TELLS A VERY ENLIGHTENING TALE OF ERIE’S BAYFRONT PAST. “CASCADE CREEK ~ Cascade Creek is the last of Erie’s three original creeks. Its western … Continue reading

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Reviewing George Washington’s historical presence in Erie County, PA: Christine’s Chronicles

by Christine Lorraine Morgan ~ August 27, 2022 On the south side of Waterford’s Eagle-Hotel stands a life-sized commemoration to the nation’s first President, George Washington, posed in a manner to represent the fulfillment of his first public mission. The … Continue reading

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Watch this journey into the Little Italy neighborhood in Erie, PA: Christine’s Chronicles

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See some of the ships that have visited Erie, PA’s bayfront over the years: Christine’s Chronicles

The lake port city of Erie, PA has seen its share of waterfaring vessels over the centuries. Here is a glimpse at some of those nautical visitors. It’s winter 2019 and the “Presque Isle” is docked at the Erie bay … Continue reading

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Check out these photos of the Erie Thunderbirds Drum and Bugle Corps from 1971 to 2013: Christine’s Chronicles

Erie, PA — One of Erie’s snazziest musical endeavors, The Erie Thunderbirds, marches in parades, competitions and shows throughout PA, NY and Canada. Take a look at these historic photos, depicting the corps’ performances from 1971 to 2013. Many of … Continue reading

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See What Erie’s East Bayfront Looked Like in 1880 With This Photo of the Wayne Blockhouse: Christine’s Chronicles

By Christine Lorraine Morgan ~ April 18, 2022 Yes, the shoreline of Presque Isle Bay nearly reached the Wayne Blockhouse as is apparent in this 1880 photo! Garrison Hill, which is slightly to the east of this photo, was a … Continue reading

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Presque Isle North Pierhead Lighthouse, built in 1857, still guides vessels: Christine’s Chronicles

By Christine Lorraine Morgan, April 16, 2022 There’s quite an extensive history behind the Presque Isle North Pierhead Lighthouse in Erie, PA. The photos and video below show what the tower looked like a century ago compared to what it looks … Continue reading

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How I Spent Three Days In A Bangkok Hospital at Age 18 in my time with the US Army: Christine’s Chronicles

Could you imagine being hospitalized in Bangkok, Thailand at age 18 and nobody visits you because you don’t know anyone? Continue reading

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