Sam Crowe on March 29th, 2015

The Cincinnati excursion described in my last post was sandwiched between two interesting trips also to Midwest destinations. Harbor Springs, Michigan is at the northern end of Michigan’s southern peninsula. It is an important place in the history of  the passenger pigeon because the town is located with the area of the last great pigeon […]

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Sam Crowe on March 25th, 2015

Cincinnati, of course, plays a special role in the history of the passenger pigeon. I was there on September 1 for the anniversary but had been invited by Xavier Univeristy to return in late October to participate in a special panel discussion organized by Karim Tiro of the History Department and James Buchanan of the […]

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Sam Crowe on March 22nd, 2015

Having arrived late on the evening of October 16 from a talk in Springfield, Illinois, Cindy and I left early the following morning for Wausau, Wisconsin, the home of the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum. On our way up we stopped at the Baraboo Wisconsin High School: Paul Roth, a chemistry teacher, had reached out […]

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Sam Crowe on March 17th, 2015

I do not recall ever flying to multiple domestic destination one after the other without returning home first. But that happened twice last year, the first time being a trip that had three distinct legs. I flew to Burlington Vermont, then to Newark, and then was driven to Queens, returning from LaGuardia. Having visited St. Johnsbury […]

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Sam Crowe on March 4th, 2015

One of the more unexpected invitations that I received was proffered by Scott Bishop, a curator at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University. Among the materials for which Scott has principal responsibility is the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Collection consisting of over 100 Audubon prints,  most of […]

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