Friday, May 30, 2014

TiGGy in Relay Maryland and the Thomas Viaduct

Relay Maryland!
 CaN's Ya Guess WAAATs Happened Here's?
 HinT ~ A FamousMosT Horse Race
 Betweens a Horse 
ans Da Tom Thumb Locomotive
Ans Da Horse WoN!
BuT Da Iron Horse Woulda Coulda 
So They Mades More!
 Da Monument To Da Relay
Under Da Thomas Viaduct
Built By Benjamin Latrobe in 1835
 Da Thomas Viaduct Remains Da Largest
 Multiple Arched CuRVeD Stone Railroad Bridge In's Da WhirLD!
 Ans Still In Constant Usage Today!
 It Carries Over 300 ToNs O Passengers 
Ans Freight EveN NoWZ!
 Which Be's WAAAY More 
Than It Were Built For
 AnS Here We GoTs A Problem
 If Ya LooKs CloseMosT
I KnoW It Be's Hard Ta See
 BuT Jus To Da ToP Left 
O Da Center Curve Here's
Its BeeN Reported, Jus NoT Fixed YeTs
 Da Keystone Be's Fall'nZ OuT!
Use'nZ Me Fairy Dusties Ta KeePs It Together!
So Da FamousMosT Thomas Viaduct Be's Viable For Da NextMosT 100 Years Too! 
LuV, TiGGy

Monday, May 26, 2014

TiGGy Salute's All War VeTs 
for Memorial Day

TANKs For Da FreedomMosTs! ~ LuV, TiGGy

Sunday, May 25, 2014

TiGGy and Miss Doretta Schoenhut Visit Historic Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

TiGGy & Miss Doretta Schoenhut
at John Browns Fort In's
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
 We Be's On's Da John Brown Monument!
 Da OriginalMosT Site O John Browns Fort
 We LuVs Da Historicals!
 Ans Da PerfectMosT Preserved Town O Harpers Ferry
 Thomas Jefferson Described Da View
 "The passage of the Patowmac through the Blue Ridge is perhaps one of the most stupendous scenes in Nature. You stand on a very high point of land. On your right comes up the Shenandoah, having ranged along the foot of the mountain a hundred miles to seek a vent. On your left approaches the Patowmac in quest of a passage also. In the moment of their junction they rush together against the mountain, rend it asunder and pass off to the sea. The first glance of this scene hurries our senses into the opinion that this earth has been created in time, that the mountains were formed first, that the rivers began to flow afterwards, that in this place particularly they have been so dammed up by the Blue Ridge of mountains as to have formed an ocean which filled the whole valley; that, continuing to rise, they have at last broken over at this spot and have torn the mountain down from its summit to its base. The piles of rock on each hand, but particularly on the Shenandoah, the evident marks of their disruptions and avulsions from their beds by the most powerful agents in nature, corroborate the impression.
"But the distant finishing which nature has given the picture is of a very different character. It is a true contrast to the former. It is as placid and delightful as that is wild and tremendous. For the mountains being cloven asunder, she presents to your eye, through the cleft, a small catch of smooth blue horizon, at an infinite distance in that plain country, inviting you, as it were, from the riot and tumult roaring around to pass through the breach and participate in the calm below. Here the eye ultimately composes itself; and that way, too, the road happens actually to lead. You cross the Patowmac above the junction, pass along its side through the base of the mountain for three miles, the terrible precipice hanging in fragments over you, and within about 20 miles reach Frederictown and the fine country around that. This scene is worth a voyage across the Atlantic."
 YeaHMosT Jeffy BabY!
 George Washington DinT Jus SleePs Here 
As champion and first president of the Patowmack Company – formed to complete river improvements on the Potomac and its major tributaries – George Washington traveled to Harpers Ferry during the summer of 1785. For two days, Washington's party carefully inspected the river here to determine the need for bypass canals and sluices.
"Here we breakfasted [at Harpers Ferry]; after which we set out to explore the Falls below; & having but one Canoe, Colo. Gilpin, Mr. Rumsay (who joined us according to appointment last Night) and Myself, embarked in it, with intention to pass thro' what is called the Spout (less than half a mile below the ferry) but when we came to it, the Company on the shore on acct. of the smallness, and low sides of the Vessel, dissuaded us from the attempt, least the roughness of the Water, occasioned by the rocky bottom, should fill, & involve us in danger. To avoid the danger therefore we passed through a narrow channel on the left, near theMarylandShore and continued in the Canoe to the lower end of Pains falls distant, according to estimation 3 Miles." (From the Diaries of George Washington, August 7th, 1785).
Nine years later, in 1794, Washington used his familiarity with Harpers Ferry to champion the site for a new federal armory and arsenal.
John Brown TooK His Last Great Stand Here
On October 16, 17, and 18, 1859, John Brown and his "Provisional Army of the United States" took possession of the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. Brown had come to arm an uprising of slaves. Instead, the raid drew militia companies and federal troops from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. On the morning of October 18, a storming party of 12 Marines broke down the door of the Armory's fire enginehouse, taking Brown and the remaining raiders captive. [View photos of John Brown's Fort]
Brown, charged for "conspiring with slaves to commit treason and murder," was tried, convicted, and hanged in Charles Town on December 2, 1859. Before the sentence was carried out, however, Brown issued a prophetic warning:
I wish to say furthermore, that you had better – all you people at the South – prepare yourselves for a settlement of that question that must come up for settlement sooner than you are prepared for it. The sooner you are prepared the better. You may dispose of me very easily; I am nearly disposed of now; but this question is still to be settled – this negro question I mean – the end of that is not yet.
  John Brown Were A BraveMosT Hero
  R.I.P. John Brown
 Doretta ans TiGGy Honors Ya Memorial
  Meriwether Lewis, StoneWall Jackson, Fredrick Douglass, ans W.E.B. DuBois All Haves History Here In's Harpers Ferry
  Da National Park Service Has Done A Great Jobbie O Preservation ans Education
  Here Be's Da Website; 
  Hopes Ya EnJoY Da Visit PeePs!
 LuV, TiGGy ans Miss Doretta Schoenhut

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Fairy HaPPy MommaFaE DaY TiGGy!

FairY HaPPy MommaFaE DaY PeePs!
 Da SpeZial DaY Ta Be Wids Me Baby Pearlie
 Ans Do MommieFaE StuFFs
 LiKe Ride's Togethers
 On's We PinKMosT Ponies
 Bond'nZ Time Be's ImportantMosT
 Ans Share'nZ We Experience Togethers
 Be's FaErY GooD For Da Developmentals
 I LuVs Ya Mommie TiGGy!
 FaeRy HaPPy MommieFae DaY!
 OmG She's TaLK'nZ...
 Well DaTs A Faery New Developmental...
 Yo ByGBy ~ Baby Pearlie Be TaLK'nZ
(We Gotta Watch We Ummm, Lingo!)
YePs HaPPy MommieFaE DaY!
I LuVs Ya Me PreciousMosT Baby Pearlie!