“Congratulations, you’re the park!”

An online quiz includes Monroe Park as one of the answers.

QUIZ: Which Ongoing VCU Construction Project Are You?

“Congratulations, you’re the park! You’ve got a cute charm about you and big ideas that you’re ready to share with the world. The problem is that your anxiety has driven you to make changes for yourself that didn’t need to be made. Not to mention you’re not doing much about any of your previous flaws. And this whole debacle has cost over $6 million dollars.”

BBC Article On Tredegar Filmmaker

A BBC News article tells of a new film about the Welsh town of Tredegar, the American iron works named after it, and the filmmaker’s last legacy.

Excerpt:

Six months after his death, a filmmaker’s final work has been completed and it is hoped it will put his hometown, Tredegar, on the map.
Peter Morgan Jones scripted and voiced hundreds of documentaries as well as writing many books about south Wales.
When he died, he was making a film about Tredegar’s namesake in Richmond, Virginia, and south Wales’ little-known influence in the American civil war.
It has been completed and is attracting interest from US television networks.
While the Blaenau Gwent town is famous for links to Aneurin Bevan and the NHS, Mr Jones spent a decade uncovering its role in supplying arms to the Confederate South and rebuilding the USA after the war.

“North Bank / Oregon Hill end plant list”

VCU Field Botany has posted notes on “rampages.us”:

Excerpt:

Here is a list of all the plants I observed on our walk to North Bank (Oregon Hill end), broken up into sections.

Section 1: This section received a lot of south facing sun, had little to no canopy, was heavily disturbed, compacted poor soil, lots of foot and bicycle traffic, and subject to a lot of urban runoff and pollution.

Paper mulberry
privet (everywhere)
hackberry
Johnson grass
blackberry
honeysuckle (abundant)
pokeweed
lespidizia?
mimosa (abundant)
tree of heaven
black cherry tree
sweet gum
black locust
eastern red cedar
sweet potato vine
greenbiar
Virginia creeper
ragwort
dock
hops vine
daisy fleabane
morning glory
trumpet creeper
kudzu (abundant)
osage orange
bradford pear
sycamore
white pine?

The Foundry Series- Civil War, Indian Wars, & Tribal Sovereignty – Thursday

From Facebook event:

Throughout the country’s history, the United States government has had a complicated (and often violent) relationship with tribal nations.

Featuring:

Ari Kelman, Ph.D., University of California, Davis
Ari Kelman will explore connections between the United States Civil War and military campaign against Native American peoples, focusing on the case of the Dakota War. That conflict culminated in the hanging of 38 Dakota warriors on December 26, 1862, the largest public execution in the nation’s history, as President Lincoln prepared for the Emancipation Proclamation to go into effect.

Keith Richotte, Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
This talk will describe tribal sovereignty and the relationship between the federal government and tribal nations before, during, and after the Civil War.

Cost: $10 Adults, Members: $8
Get tickets by clicking here.

Thursday, November 16 at 6 PM
The American Civil War Museum, 500 Tredegar Street