US History Travel Site & Wiki

Discussion in 'Revolutionary War' started by darrin365, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. darrin365

    darrin365 New Member

    I'm going to toot my own horn for a second. I wanted to let you know about my two (so far) US history websites. I'm not trying to SPAM the forums. I have an honest passion for history.

    The first is - It is a database of historic sites for travelers to use to find places to visit. The database is tiny right now as I'm pretty much the only one adding to it. I'm hoping new users will start adding as well. I love history and really enjoy visiting historic sites. One time, while driving to through Virginia for business, I spotted some cannon and a bunch of visitors in a small park off the interstate. I started wondering what other sites I was passing without knowing about them - and the initial inspiration for this site was born.

    The second site is a wiki, similar to Wikipedia, that focuses on US history. The address is It's really new and the format and build is based on Wikipedia. You might rightly call it a fork of Wikipedia, though I didn't start out with that in mind.
    I just realized that re-inventing the wheel was a waste of time and so many people are already familiar and comfortable with Wikipedia.

    The main mission of both of these sites is to find ways to engage people in our history, to fan the flames (or in some cases ignite the fire) of their interest in US history. So many people don't have an interest in history simply because they haven't found a personal connection to it.

    I hope you'll check them out. I hope more strongly that you'll participate. Please let me know if you have suggestions/comments or constructive criticism.


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