History & Travel.

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TRAVEL: 

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/18/the-amazing-natural-event-of-the-eruption-of-mount-st-helens-may-18-1980/  MT. ST. HELENS, Washington State, U.S.A. months after it reopened as a National Volcanic Monument following its devastating May 18, 1980 eruption. 39 PHOTOGRAPHS.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/07/24/flowers-garden-my-photographs/ Flowers and gardens (photographs).

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/09/29/midwest-roads-a-photographic-essay/ Along today’s American Midwest roads (photographs).

HISTORY (alphabetical by country): 

Austria:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/10/26/blessed-franz-jagerstatter-1907-1943-farmer-husband-and-father-conscientious-objector-and-martyr/ When conscientious objection was unthinkable, an Austrian farmer during World War II refuses to fight in the army of the Third Reich.  Photographs. Video.

France:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/01/god-cherishes-simplicity-saint-therese-of-lisieux-french-1873-1897/ Based on her writings, the life and death of St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873-1897), a French Carmelite nun. Photographs. Video.

Germany:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/12/23/the-prison-meditations-of-alfred-delp-s-j-1907-1945-for-advent-and-christmas/ German resister to Nazi regime who is a Ph.D. social scientist and Catholic priest is imprisoned and executed during World War II but not before his meditations and other writings are smuggled out. Photographs. Video.

Ireland:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/05/12/breakpoint-of-irish-nationalism-the-1916-easter-rising-or-how-a-band-of-motley-rebels-with-playwrights-and-poets-as-leaders-did-more-in-six-days-for-the-cause-of-irish-freedom-than-nationalist-polit/ Fourteen Irish rebels who are executed in the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin are profiled. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/03/29/irish-folk-song-brid-og-ni-mhaille-young-bridget-omalley/ Irish folk song Bríd óg ní Mháille performed by Gillian Fenton and Fiachra O’ Corragáin. Video.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/01/30/irish-folk-songs-an-exploration-weile-weile-waila-performed-by-the-dubliners/   FOLK  SONG: Weile Weile Waila performed by The Dubliners. Video.

Italy:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/10/04/st-francis-of-assisi-and-the-leper/  In 13th century Italy, St. Francis of Assisi embraces a leper. From Roberto Rossellini’s The Flowers of St. Francis, 1950. Video.

Scotland:

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/09/12/the-battle-of-flodden-field-september-9-1513-a-young-scottish-king-who-confidently-walked-the-world-stage-is-killed/ Young King James IV of Scotland (1473-1513) is killed at Flodden Field (1513). Illustrations.

United States: 

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/12/02/chicago-harbor-lighthouse-1893/ The historic Chicago Harbor Lighthouse. Photograph.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/11/08/five-african-american-classical-composers-and-their-work-william-grant-still-florence-b-price-harry-t-burleigh-william-levi-dawson-and-mary-lou-williams/   African American composers William Grant Still, Florence B. Price, Harry T. Burleigh, William Levi Dawson, and Mary Lou Williams.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2017/08/09/commentary-trumps-north-korea-crisis-in-2017-and-kennedys-cuban-missile-crisis-in-1962/  Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and Trump’s North Korean Crisis in 2017.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/04/27/corporatism-and-superdelegates-may-win-the-battle-for-the-democratic-party-establishment-in-2016-but-have-they-won-the-war/ Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and superdelegates during the 2016 Democratic primaries for president of the United States.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/01/15/reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-1965-and-the-coming-to-chicago/   PART 1 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement in 1966. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/01/17/reverend-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-1966-and-the-start-of-the-campaign/  PART 2 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/08/05/part-3-rev-dr-martin-luther-king-jr-and-the-chicago-freedom-movement-the-marches-of-summer-1966/    PART 3 Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Chicago Freedom Movement: the August 5, 1966 Marquette Park march. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/12/06/nation-divided-violent-crime-and-the-new-renaissance-of-gun-ownership-in-the-usa/  U.S. gun ownership data and analysis.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2013/04/16/chicagos-new-german-parish-in-1852-st-michael-church-in-old-town-1866-1869-1873/  St. Michael Church Old Town (Chicago): a major church building survives the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2016/11/04/walter-cronkitethe-most-trusted-man-in-america-gives-advice-to-todays-news-media-on-what-would-be-his-100th-birthday/ Legendary CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite on the role of the media. Photographs.

https://johnpwalshblog.com/2014/10/15/fritz-reiner-to-riccardo-muti-a-critical-look-at-the-modern-music-directors-of-the-chicago-symphony-orchestra-part-1-introduction/  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Directors Fritz Reiner (1888-1963), Jean Martinon (1910-1976), and Georg Solti (1912-1997) are profiled. Photographs. Video.