Those Remarkable Trains 2024 Wall Calendar


This remarkable collection of classic steam locomotives and trains offers thundering power and great style through more than 50 years of railroading. Locomotives include: a Rogers-built Consolidation 2-8-0 from 1905, Boston and Maine Pacific 4-6-2s from 1911, C & N W streamlined Hudson 4-6-4 from 1938, Burlington’s Morning Zephyr, and more. Don’t miss the call!

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Locomotives and railroads featured in this edition include:
• Gulf Mobile and Ohio Alco FA-FB-FA set
• DRG Krause-Maffei Diesel Hydraulics
• Burlington’s Morning Zephyr
• N&W pair of Class A 2-6-6-4s
• Western Maryland Baldwin 2-8-0s from 1921
• Boston and Maine Pacific 4-6-2s from 1911
• C & N W streamlined Hudson 4-6-4 from 1938
• Union Pacific Big Boy 4003
• Rogers-built Consolidation 2-8-0 from 1905
• Western Pacific’s California Zephyr

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Milwaukee Road 2024 Wall Calendar


Chartered in 1849, the Milwaukee Road eventually extended its tracks across the northern tier of the United States to the Pacific Ocean. Noted for its innovative electric motive power and passenger service, the line’s successes were overshadowed by weak management and strong competition. By Spring 1982, all Milwaukee lines from the West Coast to Minnesota had been abandoned, and in 1986 remaining Midwest lines were absorbed into the Soo Line. Today CP Rail operates what remains.

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Milwaukee Road Electric Switcher E-81 is using a trolley pole rather than a pantograph for power as it switches in the snow at Butte, MT, on April 27, 1958. Four of these small switchers (Class ES-2’s) were on the roster, numbered E-80 through E-83.

Locomotives and named trains featured in this edition include:
• Milwaukee Road Electric Switcher E-81 is using a trolley pole rather than a pantograph for power as it switches in the snow at Butte, MT, on April 27, 1958. Four of these small switchers (Class ES-2’s) were on the roster, numbered E-80 through E-83.
• Milwaukee Road “Erie built” Engine 9-A is sitting at the Milwaukee, WI, depot on February 9, 1952.
• Milwaukee Road 426, a Class L2-b Mikado (2-8-2), built in 1923 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, is leading a freight at Techny, IL, on March 27, 1947.
• Milwaukee Road Bipolar Motor E-4, leading Train #15, the westbound Olympian Hiawatha is making a station stop at Deer Lodge, MT, on April 29, 1958. Motor E-4 was one of five Class EP-2 Bipolar Motors built by General Electric in 1918.
• Milwaukee Road’s “Little Joe” Class consisted of 12 Motors, all purchased from General Electric in 1950. Motor E-72 with another “Little Joe” trailing have arrived at Avery, ID, with a westbound freight in September 1970.
• Milwaukee Road 99-C and an E-9B are blowing past the tower at Rondout, IL, at about 90 miles per hour southbound with Train #58, The Fast Mail on June 19, 1967.
• Milwaukee Road 2511, 2510 and 2509, all three are H-16-44s, are on a freight, switching at Mendota, IL, on July 4, 1958. Milwaukee purchased 37 of these 1,600 horsepower units from Fairbanks-Morse between January of 1954 and February of 1956.
• Milwaukee Road Class EF-5 four-unit Boxcab E-33 has cut away from its eastbound freight at Othello, WA, on July 6, 1958.
• Milwaukee Road 261, a Class S-3 Northern (4-8-4) is leading an eastbound 72 car train into Council Bluffs, IA, on September 5, 1953.
• Milwaukee Road 5 glistens in a fresh coat of paint as it sits at Chicago, IL, on October 8, 1970. Milwaukee purchased five of these locomotives from Electro-Motive in December 1968.
• Milwaukee Road 88C-88B-88A sits at Duluth, MN, on September 30, 1957. The orange and chocolate brown paint scheme was the original one for the first A-B-A class F-7 diesels from EMD. They were rated at 1,500 horsepower per unit. Three of these 3-unit sets were delivered in October and November 1949.
• Milwaukee Road 596 is on a local freight near Cashton, WI, on April 8, 1972. The power consist for this train includes two RSC-2s and an RSD-5, all built by the American Locomotive Company, the RSC-2s in 1949 and the RSD-5 in 1953.

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Great Trains 2024 Wall Calendar


In Great Trains 2024 the power and romance of the rails is captured through the paintings of Gil Bennett. There are paintings of classic passenger trains of the past, along with locomotives that moved freight and goods across this land. From the diminutive 2-4-4T of the Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad to Union Pacific’s big 4-6-6-4 Challenger, trains from coast to coast are depicted with historical details about the railroads and trains pictured.

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Locomotives and trains featured in this edition include:
• In 1937, the Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad ordered five 4-8-4 locomotives from the Baldwin Locomotive Works for fast freight and passenger service. Being a “Southern” railroad, they called these Generals instead of the regular moniker of “Northern.”
• On February 12, 1909, a light snow started that ended up dumping six feet of snow on the western slope of Cumbres Pass. This closed the Denver & Rio Grande line over the pass and stranded several trains. The railroad had two rotary snowplows, OM and ON, but a mild winter was forecast, so OM was sent to Denver to be rebuilt. ON was clearing the line over Marshall Pass.
• A light snow falls as Union Pacific Challenger 3989 heads up the 1.7% grade out of Ogden, Utah in 1948. Challenger 3989 is headed against an east wind as it struggles up the steep grade at 12 mph. Back at the end of the train, a big 2-10-2 pushes to keep the train moving.
• Western Pacific 901A is at the top of Silver Zone Pass. Snow-covered Pilot Peak is in the back on the Utah–Nevada border.
• Here Union Pacific GP30 718, GP30B 731, and GP30 817 take the local back to Ogden on a cool day in May.
• Every week during World War II,
the Logan High marching band and well wishers would send off sailors, soldiers, and airmen. The Utah-Idaho Central station at Logan, Utah, was filled with the crowds that would spill out into the street. UIC train 206 would depart at 11:35 a.m. with mail, passengers, and the newly drafted kids, heading off to meet trains in Ogden.
• To run their freight trains, the road ordered eighty large 2-8-4 Berkshires from ALCO and Lima Locomotive works. These locomotives would regularly handle freight trains at speeds over 60 mph for an enviable on time performance.To keep trains moving, even coal and ore trains would run at 45 to 50 mph, as seen here. Berkshire 761 accelerates its ore train out of a small town in Ohio on a warm summer morning.
• Here we see the Hooterville Cannon Ball stopped at the Shady Rest Hotel water stop with Betty Jo in the cab talking to Earl of Petticoat Junction. The locomotive, Sierra number 3, is a Rogers 4-6-0 built in 1891. It still runs today.
• Boston, Revere Beach & Lynn Railroad locomotive #8, a Mason Machine Works Bogie, pulls a train into East Boston in 1906. This was once the most heavily traveled passenger line in the United States.
• Denver & Rio Grande locomotive 361, a C-21, and 454, a K-27, help the road engine 456, a K-27, move a loaded twenty-car stock train up Cerro Summit in western Colorado in 1947.
• Altoona was the main shop and locomotive complex of the Pennsylvania Railroad, building cars and steam and electric
locomotives. The busy line through town saw more than 200 freight and passenger trains and helper movements daily. All passenger trains would get a helper to climb up the grade west of town, and freights would get both a helper on the front and pushers on the rear to move tonnage up the mountain. Here 6459, a 2-10-4 J1a, and 4587, an I1sa 2-10-0, shove hard on the back of a heavy freight train as it blasts past the tower at Slope.
• The shrill cry of a whistle reverberates against the crystal-trimmed depot at Elkhorn, Nebraska, as a frosty Union Pacific 2-10-2 and 4-12-2 hustle tonnage westward on Christmas Day, 1951. Clear exhaust forms a white muffler for the charging steamers as helper engine 5057 and road engine 9504 head southeast in the sub-zero morning.

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Communal Jigsaw Puzzle by Jonathan Green


A celebration is about to begin in the Communal jigsaw puzzle as visitors gather at a traditional Gullah home in this painting by South Carolina artist Jonathan Green. The painting has been reimagined as a 1,000 piece jigsaw puzzle. The finished size is 19 by 26 inches. This puzzle is made in America.

Communal Jigsaw Puzzle | 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle | Finished size: 19 by 26 inches | Artist: Jonathan Green | Made in America | Published by Tide-mark © 2022

Ancient Civilizations of the Southwest 2024 Wall Calendar


The lives of ancient Puebloans who lived in the American southwest are largely mysterious to us. Their legacy is a series of architectural sites that reveal their ingenious building skills, elements of their religious practice, and the art they carved into stone. Ancient Civilizations explores that cultural heritage and celebrates its legacy and preservation.
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Locations featured in the 2024 calendar include:
• Hohokam Settlement
Gila Bend, Arizona
• Lower Ruin, Tonto National Monument
Monument, Arizona
• Butler Wash Ruins
Comb Ridge, Utah
• Salado Cliff Dwellings
Roger’s Canyon, Arizona
• River House Ruins, Bears Ears National Monument
San Juan Valley, Utah
• Wukoki Pueblo, Wupatki National Monument
Flagstaff, Arizona
• The Great Kiva, Casa Malpais National Historic Landmark
Springvale, Arizona
• Split Level Ruin. Grand Gulch Primitive Area
Bureau of Land Management, Utah
• Monarch Cave Dwelling, Butler Wash
Bluff, Utah
• Wall Ruin, Mule Canyon
Cedar Mesa, Utah
• Besh Ba Gowah Archaeological Park and Museum
Globe, Arizona
• Petroglyph, Petrified Forest National Park
Holbrook, Arizona

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Railroading! 2024 Wall Calendar


Cross the continent and share the drama of “high iron” on Class I railroads like BNSF and CSX, CN, CP, KCS, and UP. High-stepping regional giant Pacific Harbor line shows it muscle, while Amtrak blasts through snow in the east and runs through sunshine in the west. Railroading! includes descriptive commentary about the featured railroads, rolling stock, and 24 full-color photographs. All aboard!

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Locomotives and railroads featured in this edition include:
√ High above Lake Champlain at a location called Red Rock in Willsboro, New York, Canadian Pacific Train 228 is running from Montreal, Canada to Saratoga Springs, New York.
√Running through Whitehall, New York, Train 228 passes a pair of EMD GP20C-ECO engines on Train G53, a local running between Crown Point and turning at Saratoga Springs.
√ Originally built by Northern Pacific, this line follows the Clark Fork of the Columbia River in Montana that became Burlington Northern in 1970 before being spun off to regional railroad Montana Rail Link in October 1987.
√ A BNSF eastbound grain empty rumbles across Bridge 55 at Trout Creek, Montana powered by a trio of General Electric locomotives: 6060 an ES44AC; 4277 and 4202 both ES44C4s.
√ Led by shiny 3054, EMD SD70ACe-T4, a Union Pacific stack train departs Green River, Wyoming, after a crew change and begins its westbound trip on UP’s Evanston Subdivision.
√ A Union Pacific coal train designated CEYPS (Energy Mine to Public Service in Denver) curves past milepost 22 just west of the siding at Eisele (Clay), Colorado.
√ Kansas City Southern Train YPA108 led by 2840 and 3151, EMD GP22ECO’s, hauls a consist of empty coke hoppers past a division of the Motiva refinery in Port Neches, Texas.
√ Union Pacific 1375 has for several months been assigned to the local that originates in Anaheim. The engine has special appeal because it is one of only three GP40P-2s built by EMD (in this case former Southern Pacific 7602, originally SP 3199).
√ Union Pacific local LOA32, an 11-car train behind 1375 and 1083, a GP60 (ex-UP 1953, née-SSW 9651) makes its way on January 12, 2022 down Metrolink’s Orange Sub.
√ Amtrak’s westbound California Zephyr traces the Colorado River in spectacular Ruby Canyon just east of Utaline, Colorado.
√ Amtrak 160, a GE P42DC, was painted in a variant of Amtrak’s Phase III paint scheme that was applied to just 20 GE Dash 8-32BWH (P32BWH) locomotives delivered in 1991.
√ Santa Fe 5704, an SD45-2 recently restored to its Bicentennial glory, sits at Kansas City, Missouri’s Union Station.
√ A Canadian National taconite pellet train arrives at United Taconite’s Fairlane processing plant near Forbes, Minnesota.
√ A solid set of General Motors-powered units are seen at Adolph, Minnesota, leading a taconite train to the Lake Superior ore docks in Duluth. Leader 5349, an SD40-2W, features the early safety-cab design pioneered by Canadian National in the 1970s.
√ A pair of CSX Electro-Motive SD70ACe-T4 units leads a train of covered hoppers at Mulberry, Florida, deep in the railroad’s busy “Bone Valley” phosphate mining region.
√ Three sturdy 3,000 horsepower EMD GP40-2 road-switchers are leading a freight train at Springfield, Massachusetts, in August 2020.
√ Skirting the banks of the Columbia River, BNSF Railway intermodal train S-LPCSEA1-20 heads from Chicago’s Logistics Park to Seattle, Washington.
√ Kicking up some autumn leaves as it rounds the big curve in White Salmon, Washington, is BNSF Railway train C-SXMRBG3-53.
√ Pacific Harbor Line 66, a MotivePower MP20C-3, lugs a long string of loaded intermodal cars, as Train YPNY13-27, from Terminal Island as it begins its movement across the Badger Bridge.
√ Pacific Harbor Line 20, on train YPSW24-05, the Reyes switcher, backs down PHL’s Wilmington Lead in the Wilmington neighborhood of Los Angeles, California.
√ Amtrak’s Vermonter blasts through the snow at a crossing in Charlestown, New Hampshire on December 25, 2022.
√ The southbound Amtrak Vermonter Train 55 is rolling through the village of South Royalton, Vermont. Engine 184 is a 4,250 hp GE Genesis P42DC painted in Phase IV heritage livery to celebrate Amtrak’s 40th anniversary in 2011.

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Rock Island Railroad 2024 Wall Calendar


Beginning in 1852, Rock Island built lines from Chicago north to Minneapolis, west to Denver and south to Galveston on more than 10,000 miles of track. Locomotives pictured here range from a steam-era 2-8-0 Mikado built in 1906, an M-50 4-8-2 from 1920, and early diesels, as well as named trains like the Peoria Rocket and more. As the song says, “Get your ticket at the station for the Rock Island Line.”
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• Superbly printed throughout
• Reproduced on quality 100-pound paper
• Deluxe 11 by 14-inch size

Locomotives and trains featured include:
√ Rock Island 400, a Class H15-44 and one of only two purchased from Fairbanks-Morse, was delivered in December 1948.
√ Rock Island 4347 and four other EMD Model GP-38-2s lead a freight at Memphis, TN, on February 19, 1977.
√ Rock Island 1732, an oil-fired Class C-43 Mikado (2-8-0), is leading a westbound freight near Tucumcari, NM, on May 11, 1940. 1732, built in 1906 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, is in its last year of service.
√ Rock Island 646 and another E8A are leading Train #12, the eastbound “Peoria Rocket” making a station stop at Joliet, IL, on April 25, 1969.
√ Rock Island 639 and 632 (both EMD E-7As) are leading eastbound Train 502, the “Peoria Rocket” out of Peoria, IL, headed for Chicago on July 15, 1959.
√ Rock Island “Jet Rocket” (Model LWT-12) 3 is leading a southbound commuter train approaching Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL, on June 2, 1960.
√ Rock Island 602, a Model TA, one of six built for the Rock Island in 1937 by Electro-Motive Corporation in 1937, is at Council Bluffs, IA in the summer of 1953.
√ Rock Island 1341, an EMD GP18 delivered in January 1960, is leading two other EMD units, both GP-9’s, with a “Royal American Circus” train in tow southbound at Dayton’s Bluff, St. Paul, MN, on August 27, 1969.
√ When it came to commuter trains, Rock Island had a big power selection. Here is 495, one of 15 Model RS-3s received from the American Locomotive Company in September 1950.
√ Rock Island 658 and a B Unit are on the point of Train #10, the eastbound “Corn Belt Rocket” at the Omaha, NE, depot on November 15, 1969.
√ Rock Island 4020, a Class M-50 oil-fired Mountain (4-8-2) built by the Brooks Locomotive Works in 1920, is leaving Denver, CO on November 26, 1949 with an eastbound mixed train
√ Rock Island 93, an EMD Model FTA, sits at Council Bluffs, IA, with an FTB and an F-2A on December 29, 1952.

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Classic Sail 2024 Wall Calendar


Classic Sail features sail boats ranging from traditional working vessels and cruising sailboats, to exciting 15 Meter Class contenders of the past. Kathy Mansfield, whose work is found in nautical magazines, including WoodenBoat, Classic Boat, and Water Craft, brings together American and European boats in this very enjoyable pan-Atlantic collection of classic sail.

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Sailboats featured in this edition include:
≈ The 50’ Kismet was built in the Fife yard in Scotland in 1898 but later spent five decades in the mud in the east of England. After a four year restoration she is racing keenly in British and French regattas. She has a larch hull, mahogany topsides and interior, and oak and iroko frames.
≈ The 67’ yawl Black Watch was built at the famous Nevins Boatyard in 1938, designed by Olin Stephens of Sparkman & Stephens. She is double planked of cedar and mahogany with white oak frames, and still wins many races as here at the Castine Classics Regatta, followed by the Camden and Eggemoggin Reach Regattas.
Dorothy is a 33’ Thames rater designed in 1894 by Linton Hope, built of teak planking on oak frames. She has a waterline length of 22’, narrow beam of 7’7” and draft of 3’11”. She sails here in the British Classic Yacht Regatta at Cowes on the Isle of Wight in England.
Shenandoah of Sark is a steel 180’ three masted schooner that has circumnavigated the world many times, travelled 500 miles up the Amazon, explored the Niger and Congo rivers, and here sails at the Voiles de St Tropez in France. She was designed by Theodore Ferris, the only one of his designs still sailing, and built near Staten Island at the Townsend & Downey yard.
Saskia is an 8 Meter class boat designed and built by William Fife in 1930. She won many regattas during her long life in Britain, another 50 years in Australia, and more recently back in Britain.
Eleanora is a 162’ replica of the famous Herreshoff 1910 schooner Westward, built at the van de Graff shipyard in the Netherlands in 2000. Sadly she was sunk in 2022 by an offshore supply vessel in Port Tarragona, Spain when its engines got stuck in reverse. She has now been lifted and is being restored.
≈ Designed by Clinton Crane in 1937, Gleam is built of mahogany and cedar planking on oak for his own personal yacht. She was influential in the development of the 12 Meter Class, eventually becoming the America’s Cup class in 1958. Gleam has been well maintained throughout her life and here sails under new ownership at the Castine Classics Regatta in Maine.
Bijou II is a 30 Square Meter class boat designed by Knut Reimers and built in Bodensee, Germany. She’s lean and low, 40’9” long but just 29’ on the waterline and with a beam of only 7’. She’s wet but she’s fast!
≈ This 45’ Sparkman & Stephens ketch, Mermaid, was launched in 1957 at Paul Luke & Sons in East Boothbay, Maine. She’s rather like a cruising version of an Olin Stephens New York 32, strongly built with a double planked hull, mahogany over cedar.
≈ These two P Class gaff sloops have been restored by John Anderson in Maine and are sailing in the Mediterranean regattas. Corinthian was designed by Nat Herreshoof in 1911 and Olympian was designed by William Gardner in 1913
Scud is a Bar Harbor 31, one of 13 sloops built by Herreshoff in 1903 and recently restored by Federico Nardi at the Argentario boatyard in Italy. These yachts are double planked with diagonal bronze strapping
≈ The 94’ Sumurun was designed and built by William Fife in 1914, originally a gaff rigged yawl but later converted to a Bermudan ketch. Her hull is teak above the waterline, elm below on oak frames with a teak deck. Based for many years in Maine, she is now sailing in Mediterranean regattas.
Tuiga was designed by William Fife in 1909, 92’ long with a beam of 14’, the first of the new 15 Meter class which were favoured by the most prominent sailors of the time. She is the flagship of the Yacht Club of Monaco and one of four 15 Metres still sailing, a magnificent sight.

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New England Seasons 2024 Wall Calendar


New England Seasons invites you to share a year in our classic corner of America: a blanket of snow transforms the character of Salisbury beach in Massachusetts, Atlantic waves crash against the rocky Narragansett coast in Rhode Island, brilliant autumn color blankets the shoulders of Table Mountain in New Hampshire, and a “tree” of Maine lobster pot bouys lights the way to a New Year! Be a part of every season in 24 full-color images.

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New England places featured in this edition include:
NE Seasons 2024

≈ Winter offers a respite from the crowds at Salisbury Beach State Reservation in Salisbury, Massachusetts. The expansive beach, which extends from the mouth of the Merrimack River to the New Hampshire border, is the usual attraction, but winter curbs enthusiasm for bathing in the Atlantic Ocean. Sometimes just listening to the ocean is its own reward.
≈ The sun breaks through the snow-draped limbs of the maritime forest (inset) on Cape Cod in Sandwich, Massachusetts.
≈ Snow and clouds top Mount Mansfield seen from Fletcher, Vermont. The tallest peak in the Green Mountain state at 4,395 feet, Mansfield is a focus of recreation throughout the year, but especially for winter skiing at the Stowe Mountain Resort.

≈ Snow blankets the spruce forest in Walden, Vermont (inset) where lumbering has long played an economic role. In 1877, however, Stephen Meader established a feather-duster shop that produced 600 dozen turkey feather dusters annually, the largest maker in the state.

≈ The scenic Jackson Village Covered Bridge crosses the Ellis River at the Wentworth Golf Club in Jackson, New Hampshire. The white tees on the 479-yard 9th hole are adjacent to the bridge, which provides a crossing to the fairway after your drive.

≈ Birders, boaters, and fisherman are drawn to the Pontook Reservoir (inset), a 379-acre impoundment on the Adroscoggin River in Dummer, New Hampshire. The reservoir was created when the river was dammed to generate hydroelectric power. The facility, owned by Brookfield Renewable U.S., produces 11 megawatts of electricity.

≈ Sunrise at Sapowet Marsh Wildlife Management Area in Tiverton, Rhode Island awakens a host of birds which occupy the 138-acre tidal salt marsh that empties into the Sakonnet River. The marsh is home to the Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow, along with American Woodcock, Ring-necked Pheasant and a variety of migratory passerines.

≈ These entrance gates (inset) open to the tree-lined drive at the “The Orchard,” a Gilded Age “cottage” in Newport, Rhode Island. The house was built in 1871 after the design of an 18th century Swiss country house. It boasts the largest private swimming pool in Rhode Island.

≈ Surrounded by blossoming spring flowers, this building in Watertown, Connecticut is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture that was popular during the first half of the 19th century. Seeking a more “democratic” approach to design after the War of 1812, architects found inspiration in the classical Greek Parthenon. As in this example, typical features include a triangular pediment finished with flush boards and a window above a broad entablature which is supported by wide pilasters on the corners of the building. Pilasters take the place of real columns, as do the decorative lintels above the windows and doors that would be necessary in a stone building.

≈ Spring is underway (inset) in Middlefield, Connecticut, one of the last towns established (1866) by the state. Today the town is known as the home of Lyman Orchards established in 1741, where, in addition to all-things apple, you can play golf on one of two 18-hole courses designed respectively by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and Gary Player.

≈ Blooming lilacs frame historic (1896) Popham Chapel on Atkins Bay at the mouth of the Kennebec River in Phippsburg, Maine, the site of the first attempted English settlement in New England in 1607. The colonists built the first ship, Virginia, in the New World, but failing to find gold, or the Northwest Passage, in 1608 they sailed for England.

≈ This grassy field of bright, spring dandelions (inset) would have looked delicious to the herds of sheep in Farmington, Maine at its incorporation in 1794. The town was among the largest wool producers in New England and a regional center of manufacturing and trade.

≈ The fine beaches in Narragansett, Rhode Island have attracted summer people to the town for decades, and they continue to arrive each year. Between 1880 and 1900 a group of Shingle Style houses were built along Ocean Road by noted architects including McKim, Mead & White and William Gibbons Preston. Their owners continue to enjoy wonderful ocean views.

≈ Fogland Beach (inset) is located on the Sakonnet River in Tiverton, Rhode Island, The town-operated public beach is a favorite location for windsurfing and kayaking.

≈ First light at Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum, in Mystic, Connecticut reveals the masts and rigging of the Joseph Conrad, and the Charles W. Morgan, ships in the collection of the largest maritime museum in America. The Mystic Seaport Light built in 1966 is a replica of the 1901 Brant Point Light. Videos available inside the light tell the story of American lighthouses.

≈ This bucolic corn field (inset) is in Thompson, Connecticut which is located at the very corner of the state. The town is home to the Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park. Once known as the “Indianapolis of the East,” the oval track was the first asphalt-paved racing course in America.

≈ There is no denying the visual appeal that fall brings Reading, Vermont. Still, there are fewer people living here now than in 1790, but there may be more cows. The Jenne Farm is wildly popular among art directors who have featured it on magazine covers, dare we mention calendars, and it even played a role in the film Forrest Gump.

≈ Agriculture has been an essential part of the economy in Townshend, Vermont (inset) since the first English settlers arrived in 1761. Today the rewards of Sugar maple trees include their brilliant fall color and the delicious rewards their taps deliver each spring.

≈ Table Mountain in Albany, New Hampshire is one of the peaks in White Mountain National Forest rising to a height of 2,610 feet. In addition to fall color, a moderately demanding two-mile hike on Attitash Trail offers rewarding views of Mount Chocorua and peaks along the Kancamagus Highway.

≈ Red Maples in fall regalia (inset) rim Lower Baker Pond in Orford, New Hampshire. Upper and Lower Baker Ponds are connected by Pond Brook and lie at the headwaters of the Pemigewasset watershed which flows through the White Mountains and into the Merrimack River.

≈ Take a walk in the woods and this is an example of what you may find. Timing is also helpful. Choose a fall day after a dusting of snow but before all the autumn color has fallen. This rocky stream is located in Hawley, Massachusetts.

≈ The southeast view of the Hoosic River Valley (inset) seen from Mount Greylock State Reservation in Adams, Massachusetts. The Hoosic River runs for 76 miles and empties into the Hudson River. Streams in the river’s watershed run from the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Taconic Mountains.

≈ This illuminated tree of lobster pot bouys suggests that the fisherman in Wells, Maine have had a successful year and are taking December off to celebrate. The harbor in Wells is an engineering feat arranged by the Army Corps of Engineers. From the Atlantic Ocean boaters sail past two parallel stone jetties more than 2,000 feet long that create a harbor entrance that is 400 feet wide.

≈ Rather less creative (inset) than in Wells, the lobster man in Owls Head, Maine whose traps are marked by red and green buoys has taken a casual approach to winter and left his gear in a tangle. Maybe everyone has rushed off to hear a performance of Diversions for Piano and Orchestra composer Benjamin Britten finished writing here at the Owls Head Inn in 1941.

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American Folk Art 2024 Wall Calendar


A versatile and prolific artist, Jane Wooster Scott has garnered international recognition as one of the finest painters of Americana working today. In American Folk Art, her warm and nostalgic paintings of America’s celebrations and holidays offer a vision of an idealized earlier era. Speaking about her approach to her work Jane says, “I paint the way I do and choose my subjects out of a deep love for my country’s heritage.”
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Celebrating Roses 2024 Wall Calendar


Celebrating Roses presents America’s official flower in all its beauty and variety. The rose’s rich colors and elegant petal structure come alive in photographs by Rich Baer, an award-winning member of the Portland Rose Society. Sales of the roses calendar support the educational missions of the PRS.

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Roses featured in this edition of the calendar include:
Mikado – It grows vigorously, has exhibition form, 30-35 petals, and medium green glossy foliage. It won the All American Rose Selection award in 1988 and is outstanding in the garden.
Kardinal – This rose is perfect for the month dedicated to hearts and flowers. Its bright red blooms and long vase life mean that it will be around quite a while to woo your special valentine.
Angel Darling – This miniature rose is definitely an angel in the garden. It is a vigorous, bushy plant that is always aglow with color.
Dream Come True – It definitely is a dream come true anywhere it is viewed. It was awarded the
All American Rose Selection award in 2008 and highlighted what amateur hybridizers like Dr. John Pottschmidt can achieve.
Cherries ‘n’ Cream – The color variations on this rose always elicit oohs and
ahs from everyone. The petals appear to be hand painted with varying shades
of pinks, red, and mauve.
Keepsake – It is a vigorous, bushy plant that is always adorned with gorgeous large blooms. The moderately scented 4-5 inch 40 petaled blooms are a deep pink blended with a lighter pink. This rose won the Portland Gold Medal in 1987.
Dick Clark – It is definitely a star-quality rose with 3.5 inch 30 petaled creamy blooms that are edged in pink that darkens to red as they age. This rose has excellent exhibition form and won the All American Rose Selection award in 2011.
All American Magic – This striking bloom seems to hold all the
spectacular colors of a warm August day! In fact, this rose won the prize for novelty in Geneva in 2006.
Solar Flair – What a way to begin the fall season with this glorious
miniflora golden beauty! The petal turgor makes this a great rose with a long vase life.
Lysbeth Victoria – The bright golden stamens steal the show with this rose. They add a stunning array of color to an already gorgeous rose. The surrounding foliage is large matte medium green and only highlights the other colors. This is an older rose that has been a fan favorite since 1976.
Silver Lining – What a stunning display for the garden, in a vase, or on the trophy table. This outstanding rose has won the Royal Nation Rose Society Gold Medal in 1958 and the Portland Gold Medal in 1964.
Polarstern – This has been an outstanding rose since 1984 when it was introduced in England as Polar Star and became the first hybrid tea rose to win the Royal National Rose Society’s Rose of the Year award.

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Cars of the Fab 50s 2024 Wall Calendar


With brilliant whitewalls, glittering chrome, and massive wheelbases, Cars of the Fab 50’s
shows off American autos from Oldsmobile, Packard, Studebaker, Ford, and more. Detroit’s golden age put America on the highway and gave the world auto envy.

This 2024 monthly wall calendar features: Large blocks for notes | Superb printing quality | Heavy 100-pound paper | Deluxe 11- by 14-inch size

Cars featured in the 2023 edition include:
• 1950 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 Convertible
• 1952 Willys Aero Lark
• 1954 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman
• 1954 Ford Crestline Skyliner
• 1955 Dodge Suburban Station Wagon
• 1955 Pontiac Star Chief
• 1956 Packard Caribbean Coupe
• 1956 Studebaker President Classic
• 1957 Studebaker Golden Hawk
• 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible Coupe
• 1959 Imperial Crown Convertible
• 1959 Oldsmobile 88 2 Door Sedan

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