Bruce Ogden Colorado

Finding New Energy Sources

Traveling to China

Bruce Ogden is currently living in Colorado, and pretty much lives the average American dream. He comes from a farming background and loves the great outdoors. He went to school to become an engineer and has risen up the ranks to become the director at his current company. He has a few goals for the future, one being to visit China. He fell in love with the culture and would like to experience it first hand.

Civil War Travel Destinations

There are many sites for a civil war buff to visit throughout the east coast of the United States. One hot spot is Fort Sumter National Monument in Charleston, South Carolina. The U.S. Civil War began at Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery unleashed a barrage on the Federal fort. Sumter’s Union defenders surrendered after 34 hours; two soldiers were killed during the engagement.
Over three million men fought in America’s brother-against-brother conflict and more than 600,000, which was 2 percent of the entire population died.

Visitors to Fort Sumter, where it all began, can walk the fort’s walls, examine a wide array of artillery pieces and explore the museum.

Another popular area is Manassas National Battlefield Park in Manassas, Virginia
Hopes of glorious Northern victory were squashed at Manassas when thousands of young soldiers and 90-day recruits clashed. The Battle of First Manassas (First Bull Run), in July 1861 ended with Federal troops fleeing the field in a disorganized rout at the hands of Confederate forces. The second battle on these fields ended with another Confederate victory. This set the stage for Gen. Robert E. Lee’s first invasion of the north.

Bruce Ogden is a resident of Colorado, and huge fan of this country's history, especially the American Civil War. He wants to someday take a trip to the East Coast to tour the various sites that were important during this great struggle. Some of the key places include; Richmond, Virginia; Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Gettysburg and a few others. There are some great historical tours available at each destination.

The Declaration of Independence

The Declaration of Independence is the given name to a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as thirteen newly independent sovereign states. They no longer considered themsleves as part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation—the United States of America. John Adams was a leader in pushing for independence, which was unanimously approved on July 2. The formal declaration was drafted by a committee of five to be ready when Congress voted on independence. The term "Declaration of Independence" is not used in the document itself.

Adams suggested that the committee select Thomas Jefferson to compose the original draft of the document, which Congress then edited to produce the final version. The Declaration was ultimately a formal explanation of why Congress had voted on July 2 to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. The national birthday, Independence Day, is celebrated on July 4. Adams originally wanted the day to be July 2.

Bruce Ogden, a Colorado Resident, who is a fan of history, loves to study and talk about the topic of the declaration of independence. He thinks that it was such a special time in this nation’s history and should be looked to as a role model for pushing for what you believe in. For many years, the kingdom of England ruled over the colonies of the New World and charged them taxes. The independance was an act of rebellion against the oppressive policies, taxation and abuse under England's rule. The rebels had decided that they finally had enough.

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Most Affordable Skiing in Colorado

Skiing and Colorado go hand in hand with each other. So do skiing and high costs, unfortunately. Colorado is home to some of the best skiing in the United States as well as some of the most affordable places to ski in the United States. Here are a few ski towns in Colorado that will save you a little money and provide you with an excellent skiing experience.

  • Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Crested Butte, Colorado charges $95 for a daily lift pass. However, you can find discounted prices months in advance via local business. You just need to go out and find those deals yourself. The resort is at a very high altitude, and the ski conditions are always excellent. It is a family friendly area and is almost never crowded.

  • Copper Mountain charges about the same as Crested Butte but is a lot closer to Denver and, therefore, easier to get to if your are from out of town or are coming from the airport. It gets busy at Copper, but the ski slopes are great. There is good lodging in both Copper and towns just outside the area.

  • Steamboat Springs is a huge ski resort with some of the best snow you can find. It hasn’t quite turned into a glamorous area like Vail has and therefore staying in Steamboat is very affordable. You can also get a free shuttle from where you are staying to the ski lifts.

Bruce Ogden of Colorado with his wife and children. The entire family is avid skiers, and they love to go on weekend trips into the nearby mountains and spend some time skiing.

Best Deer Hunting States

Deer hunting season is a family past time for many that equates to watching the Super Bowl, Thanksgiving, and fireworks on the 4th of July. There are plenty of states throughout the country the boat excellent areas to deer hunt and every hunter in those states claim that their state is the best deer hunting state in the country. Here are three of the best states to deer hunt in the United States.

  • Oklahoma may not be known as a deer hunting state, but it is, in fact, one of the best places to deer hunt in the country. It has 1.7 million acres of public land, with 0-4 hunters per square mile, and cheap license that costs $45 for residents and $280 for non-residents.
  • Wisconsin has one of the highest deer harvest numbers on a yearly basis. They have produced the most trophies with over 700 trophies in the last decade, which is more than a 100 more than the runner-up in trophy production. Deer hunting is incredibly popular throughout Wisconsin and is a family outing every year.
  • Missouri has over 2 million acres of public land for hunting. Hunter density per square mile is very low and the year harvest numbers are very high. The state is home to 1.3 million whitetail deer and regularly produces high yearly trophy numbers.

Bruce Ogden lives in Colorado but was born and raised on a farm in North Dakota. Growing up on a farm taught him to appreciate outdoor activities. He learned to enjoy fishing and hunting.

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