Posted in American Countryside American Revolution Best of Pennsylvania

A Bell That Took Time to Become Famous

July 4th, 1776.  It’s Indpendence Day in the United States and one of the symbols of our freedom is the Liberty Bell.  But most folks…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

When George Washington Surrendered

It was the only time General Washington ever surrendered an army…and that just may have everything to do with July 4th being our Independence Day……

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Shaping Independence

It’s a war most American know little about, yet it’s a conflict that shaped America’s war for Independence just a few years later…Please update now…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of California

Naturalist John Muir

Over a century ago, President Roosevelt was so interested in preserving natural wonders, he traveled all the way to California to take a camping trip…

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Nature Closer to Home

When this man’s trip to the Amazon fell through, he instead began to travel this country to see all that nature held closer to home. …

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Montana

A Place Known As Traveler’s Rest

It was a meeting place, a point were Lewis and Clark twice stopped during very important points in their journey… SharePrintEmail

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The Lolo Trail

It was the most difficult climb in their journey west–the Rocky mountains of Montana and Idaho.  We hit the Lolo trail… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Texas

Alibates Flint

It’s called Alibates flint…and this spot in the panhandle of Texas is the only place in the world where you can find it.  Not only…

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One of the First Oil Boom Towns

In a moment we head to oil country in the U.S…but this isn’t a trip to Oklahoma, Texas or even Alaska…but a journey rather to…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

Springing Up a State Capital Overnight

If a city grows quickly, we might say it sprang up overnight.  This state capital literally sprang into existence in just one night… SharePrintEmail

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Running to Get a Deal

If you found a great deal on a house of a piece of land, we might say that we ran to get the deal.  In…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

A Museum for Things Left Behind

It’s a simple memorial.  140 black granite panels containing over 58,000 names.  A simple memorial with deep meaning.  A place where people come to reflect…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Washington, DC

Where Thousands Come to Pay Respect

This Washington D.C. memorial is just a kid when compared to monuments to Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson that are nearby.  But in it’s short life,…

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Not “Just” a Wall

A few years ago I sat on a park bench and visited with a man about a wall he helped build.  This isn’t any ordinary…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Leaving Your Hospital Bed to Fight

By 1864 the situation the situation in Macon, Georgia was so dire that men in the hospital were asked to leave their beds and defend…

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The Cannonball House

The city of Macon, Georgia is still a place where you can find elegant plantation mansions…homes of some of the wealthiest southerners built in the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Colorado

The Importance of a Cesium Atom

If I said I’d be back in a second…I’d literally be back in 9,192, 631,770 cycles of a cesium atom.  Why is that important…well, the…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Colorado

Measuring Time

For most of human history…the movement of the sun, moon and planets has been used to measure time.  But even the ancients knew that the…

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The Most Accurate Clock on Earth

It’s the most accurate clock on earth…and it doesn’t even have hands to tell the time.  It’s an unusual but very important clock… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Kentucky

Drawing Birds

Frankly, he had the makings of a man who would squander his family’s money and accomplish little in life.  But his passion for walking the…

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