One Tank Trip: Destinations

The U.S. Army's history is our history, and you'll find it on a 56-acre complex in Carlisle, Cumberland County, home to the United States Army War College. It moved there from Washington, D.C. in 1951. Next door is the U.S. Army Heritage and …

It was the first thing we noticed. The unmistakable smell of books, those that have been in someone's hands, well read, on a shelf for awhile. The kind of books that have that good old book smell.

Sometimes things are exactly as they seem: Easy, beautiful, delightful, like when you're driving along and something catches your eye. This time, it's a pyramid in a pond. We wondered what it was for, but it's for nothing really. It's just fo…

The U.S. Army's history is our history, and you'll find it on a 56-acre complex in Carlisle, Cumberland County, home to the United States Army War College. It moved there from Washington, D.C. in 1951. Next door is the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. The Army's archives are stored there.

It was the first thing we noticed. The unmistakable smell of books, those that have been in someone's hands, well read, on a shelf for awhile. The kind of books that have that good old book smell.

Sometimes things are exactly as they seem: Easy, beautiful, delightful, like when you're driving along and something catches your eye. This time, it's a pyramid in a pond. We wondered what it was for, but it's for nothing really. It's just for your fancy. That's how follies are.

A simple piece of wood ends up becoming a chair, a table, a part of your home. You can watch as it all comes together in a place that started someplace else almost 50 years ago.

He had claws and a stern face, the first images of Smokey Bear. As the years went on, the claws disappeared, so did the paws. They were replaced with fingers. Smokey was smiling and his name was on his hat and belt buckle.

In Schuylkill County, just outside Orwigsburg, you'll find a place that's home to the fine arts and crafts of 140 Pennsylvania artists. It's in the gallery of The Arts Barn.

July 1, 1863. The start of the battle of Gettysburg and a turning point in the Civil War. It was a bloody battle that lasted three long days, and in the end, 51,000 were dead.