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6 St. Louis Spots History Lovers Shouldn’t Miss

A lot of visitors to St. Louis may catch a Cardinals game, take in the world-class zoo, or ride to the top of the St….

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Posted in American Revolution Blog National Historic Site National Memorial National Monument National Park Service Tourism Travel Washington, DC

Six D.C. Sites to Visit During a Government Shutdown

I was just in the nation’s capital gathering audio for our daily broadcasts.  For tourists, the government shutdown means many of the sites they planned…

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The St. Joe Seven: Great Experiences In One of the Midwest’s Most Historic Towns

All this week, The American Countryside is in St. Joseph, Missouri. I’ve been around St. Joe for most of my life and here are seven…

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The Renter Who Became Famous

George Washington is the father of the nation, but it’s this man’s name that is on the national historic site where Washington once lived and…

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Raising An Army at Harvard

Today Harvard is recognized as one of the top universities in the world. In 1775, it became the home of men fighting for the cause…

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What Happened to the Loyalists?

When the American revolution began, there were many living in the colonies that remained loyal to the king. In many cases, they fled the new…

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Fort Union

It was the site of a vast trading network on the northern plains. It’s history spanned forty years and today, this fort has been reconstructed…

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St. Gaudens National Historic Site

It’s New Hampshire’s only national park service site and even if you heard its name, it’s doubtful you could tell much about the man who’s…

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A Colony Lost

It’s known as the lost colony of Roanoke–a settlement of English that vanished between 1587 and 1590 in what is today North Carolina. Over 400…

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The Colony of Roanoke

In 1587 three ships set sail from England bound for Chesapeake Bay. The voyage wouldn’t make that destination though, and the fate of those than…

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Andrew Johnson

Every February we celebrate the birthdays of Lincoln and Washington. But what about some of the other lesser known individuals who occupied the White House?…

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