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Aug 02 2009

Welcome to Paradise

img_1284We continued our road trip yesterday with a visit to the zoo and a drive through Amish Country.  A stop in Paradise confirmed that they could use some Falcon 24/25 exit devices out there, and Chip’s up to the challenge.  As I’ve said before, I’m very picky about which products I specify, and after taking this new device apart and learning more about it I would be comfortable specifying it for a school project, especially when the budget is tight.

img_1295Chip’s presence in the back of our car is obviously rubbing off…when we stopped at the Strasburg Railroad, both my husband and my 8-year-old daughter pointed out a couple of doors with panic hardware and asked me if they were Falcon devices (they weren’t).  We saw the door on the right at a very busy Amish restaurant, which illustrates the advantages of a flush end cap.  It’s amazing how often you see this particular problem in the field.

There was plenty of work for Chip at the zoo too.  The application on the pair of doors below has the same problem as a pair of doors with an overlapping astragal.  On my way out of the snack bar I tried to exit through the left-hand reverse door (the one on the right in the photo), and you can’t open the door with the vertical rod panic if the other door isn’t already open.  The mismatched models and mounting height isn’t a code issue as long as the lower one is at least 34″ above the floor, but it sure looks ugly.

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In my last post I promised that you could get involved in Chip’s Road Trip, and here’s how.  If you can correctly identify the woman in the bronze monument pictured below, leave a comment on this post.  I’ll hold the comments and at the end of Chip’s Road Trip I’ll randomly choose one entry from the correct answers and send the winner something from our prize vault.  Here’s a hint…she was the only civilian killed in one of the major battles of the Civil War, and we visited the national military park for this battle yesterday.  She was baking bread for Union troops in her sister’s kitchen, when a stray bullet pierced two wood doors and killed her.  To leave a comment, just click here and scroll down.


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26 Responses to “Welcome to Paradise”

  1. david danberg says:

    The woman depicted on the statue is Mary Virginia Wade, better known as Jennie.

    Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

  2. bill bates says:

    Jennie Wade was the only civilian that was killed during the Civil War!
    Have a fun Trip!
    Bill Bates

  3. Mark Sullivan says:

    Jenny Wade – Gettysburg civilian victim who was baking bread for the soldiers.

  4. Katie Green says:

    The answer to the woman in the statue is Mary Virginia other wise known as Jenny Wade.

  5. Sandy Dion says:

    mary virginia wade is her name..

  6. Mike Surette says:

    The statue is Mary Virginia Wade, the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg

  7. Bob Caron says:

    Jenny Wade from Gettysburg.

  8. Jersey says:

    20 year old Mary Virginia Wade was the only civilian killed. Her name was misrepresented as Jenny Wade. Have a great trip!

  9. Josh Dunning says:

    Not sure if this is the correct place to post or not, but the monument is of Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade.

  10. Shawn T Donahue says:

    The statue is Ginnie Wade, killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

  11. Joe Connor says:

    The bronze monument is Mary Virginia Wade a.k.a. Jennie Wade.

  12. Cathy says:

    Jennie Wade

  13. SUE MAYER says:


  14. Rich Conroy says:

    Mary Virgina Wade

  15. Debbie White says:

    Jennie Wade

    You are a trooper, and dedicated employee I must say, to tell people you will respond back to emails with in 24 hours, wow. Hey your supposed to be on vacation. Have a safe trip where ever you go. Have afun.

  16. duane brown says:

    mary virginia wade aka jenny wade

  17. Jon B says:

    Jennie Wade was the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg.

  18. Brendan Daley says:

    Mary Virginia Wade AKA Jennie Wade

    and it was during The Battle of Gettysburg

    sounds like a great trip

  19. David Teetsell says:

    Mary Virgina Wade also known as Jennie Wade
    only civilian killed at the Battle of Gettysburg

  20. Wayne Lozier says:

    This is Jennie Wade of course : )

  21. Jeff DeMaat says:

    That would be Jennie Wade, from the battle at Gettysburg

  22. Brian Messina, AHC says:

    Lori, you give way too much info in your hint.

    The statue is of Mary Virginia Wade (also known as Jenny Wade). She was the only civilian killed in the battle of Gettysburg.

    Brian Messina, AHC

  23. Brian Messina, AHC says:

    First of all I meant to say Happy Birthday!! Secondly, your kids are adorable. Thirdly, I have to say you’re really losing it!! You’ve named the exit device, you’ve brought it with you on your vacation and you have your kids posing with it in their family vacation pictures.

    Have Fun on the rest of your trip.

    Brian Messina, AHC

  24. Eyal Bedrik says:

    The woman in the picture is Mary Virginia also known as Jennie Wade

  25. James Caron says:

    That is the Mary “Jennie” Wade statue in Gettysburg. All I can say to Brian’s comment is: us hardware folk is a strange bunch!

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