Author: J.W. Ocker

Metal on Stone on Dirt on Blood

I’m always telling people that they don’t have to travel to faraway lands to be mind-boggled by history, nature or culture. I tell them to drive a few hours in any direction…

Old Woods and Old Wars

Historical highway markers are a dice throw. Sometimes you pull over to these metal informational hitchhikers to find the most boring facts punched into their faces. And sometimes the stories they tell will expand your sense of time and history.…

The Socials are Making Fun of Our Old Man

Last week a graphic went viral on the socials that claimed to denote the worst attractions in every state. It was the work of an Instagrammer who polled his 400,000 followers. And you know what repped New Hampshire? Of course…

Chevy Chase on a Covered Bridge

New Hampshire has 54 historic covered bridges, and they’re all worth squeezing into a camera lens on any given autumn day. However, only one of them has a connection to Chevy Chase. I think. Now, I don’t want to get…