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  • “They ran off to Gretna Green to get married!”

    “They ran off to Gretna Green to get married!”


    Impatient young (and not so young) lovers have known since 1754 that Gretna Green was the place to go for a quick wedding. All they had to do was outrun the irate parents to cross the small river bridge into Scotland. “Gretna Greens” in Aberdeen, Ohio and Elkton, Maryland followed in their footsteps.

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Past Article

Nathaniel Dancer
The first four centuries of American architecture imitated theory and practice learned in Europe. Among the most popular features Americans mimicked were the turrets, towers and crenelations found in large public structures. Many of those buildings still dot the American landscape. Postcards prove it!

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