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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The Indirect Transformation of a Florida Neighborhood

When U.S. soldiers crossed the Atlantic to fight in World War I, they not only preserved freedom, they also discovered something that transformed a working…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Florida

The History of Ybor City

Mention Ybor City to someone in Tampa, FL and they will probably tell you about all the great restaurants and clubs. However this neighborhood began…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Big Snows In Michigan

Some people measure snow in inches.  Here it is measured in feet.  Many years it’s measured in many dozens of feet that does not go…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Restoring An Abandoned Property

There is a lot of work that goes into restoring a home.  Now imagine you have an abandoned 13,000 square foot property that needs to…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Building An Enormous Home

Some people need large homes to accommodate growing families.  For this builder, part of the motivation may have been to say, “I told you so”…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Oklahoma

Best of 2017: A Store Named Pops

Most people travel Old Route 66 for the nostalgia.  So on the surface, this convenience store might not seem to fit in, because it was…

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Posted in Alabama American Countryside Best of

Best of 2017: A Tribute to the Boll Weevil

Cotton was king in the southern U.S. in the early 20th century.  However it was one of the tiniest of creatures that dethroned the crop…

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Posted in Alabama American Countryside Best of

Best of 2017: The Coon Dog Cemetery

It looks like many cemeteries in the U.S.  There are grave markers and flowers surrounding by many trees.  But this is not like any other…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Michigan

Best of 2017: Ishmpeming Skiing

Depending on where you live in the nation, certain sports may be more popular than others.  When you live in the upper peninsula of Michigan,…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Texas

Best of 2017: A Place Called Iran

This land in southwest Texas appeared to be barren ranch country.  You could buy it for a relatively cheap price and the stock could roam…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

Christmas Day 1776

It was Christmas Day 1776…the first Christmas for the young United States of America.  If not for the bravery of General Washington and his men…it…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

A Pivotol Point in the Revolution

On Christmas Eve 1776…a general and his men did not prepare for a meal or gift giving…but rather they prepared ammunition, supplies and boats for…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

Crossing An Icy River on Christmas

It’s one of the most famous battles of the American Revolution…and it all began with the crossing of an icy river at Christmas… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Missouri

The Only Noel

At Christmas we may sing, “The First Noel.”  In the United States, this is the “Only Noel….” SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Arkansas

Caroling in a Unique Venue

Around Christmas you’re sure to hear Christmas carolers.  But we doubt you’ve ever heard caroling performed in this venue… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Kansas City Missouri

A Place To See at Christmastime

It’s one of those places you love to see at Christmas.  The century old building with its magnificent architecture plays host to many holiday events…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Georgia

Raising Corn In A Swamp

You might not think of a swamp as the best place to grow a corn crop.  But here is was the perfect place for a…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

The World Series That Wasn’t the World Series

It was a world series, that wasn’t the real world series.  Then again, maybe it was, for the biggest names in baseball were a part…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

A Well-Known Craft in the US Navy

It was one American president and his connection to one particular ship that made this a well known craft in the U.S. navy.  It’s still…

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Posted in American Countryside Washington

Living In a Chicken Coop

Sometimes cities grow so quickly, it’s hard for people to find a place to live.  Here the rush was so great, some began living in…

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