Monday, November 16, 2009

The Wrap-up for a Great Smeester

Well, the time has come where we all must wrap it up. We have been all over UNCG, College Hill and Park, Downtown, and even all around Greensboro itself. We have accomplished so much. I have learned a lot. I have learned about Nathaniel Greene, a man we would hear about so much throughout the semester.

We learned that all streets have a name for a reason, like Market St. was called Market because it led to the market in Greensboro. Also, going with that, I have personally learned that each building has a story to tell whether it is clear or not so clear. All we have to do is take the time to ask the question: Why is this this way or that way?

Finally, my thoughts about looking at life, buildings, and areas itself have changed severely. I have gone from saying, "Oh, what a nice building!" and moving on, to asking myself about the purpose of the building and how it got a mark or a cranny. I tell my friends about what I learn from an area all the time. It's always very interesting to see what happened here.

For my Greensboro Project, I am very interested in studying more of Guilford Courthouse Park. We did not get to spend as much time there and I was very interested in this area.

There are so many mysteries to solve and a lot of information to gather about the battle that took palce there. See, I am a history fanatic so this is very itneresting to me. I guess we'll see how it goes. Thanks for being so supportive, everyone!!

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