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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

Sorting the Facts and Myths of Edgar Allen Poe

Edgar Allen Poe could write some amazing fictional tales…but perhaps some of most intriguing fiction was that he told about his own life.  We’ll try…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Pennsylvania

One of the Nation’s Most Famous Writers

He is one of the nation’s most famous writers and although he bounced from city to city, it was here in Philadelphia that his work…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

A Science Laboratory Open to the Public

You don’t often this of a science laboratory as a tourist attraction.  While it wasn’t built for that purpose, it certainly does get plenty of…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

They Call It Biosphere 2

For the folks who work here, we don’t live on earth but rather Biosphere 1.  That’s why their facility is called Biosphere 2, and while…

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Posted in American Countryside Arizona

More Than Plants Under Glass

Some might call it a greenhouse, but it’s far more that plants under glass.  It’s a amazing facility doing cutting edge research… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Indiana

A Life Bigger Than a Patent

He made millions with an important invention for an automobile.  But his life was far bigger than just that patent he received.  His life is…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

A Meeting of Notables

The years was 1795 and on what was then the western frontier of the United States, a meeting of some of the most notable people…

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

Fort Greenville

It was one the largest forts of its day, yet a place hard to find a trace of today.  The events are still remembered though……

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Posted in American Countryside Ohio

Westward Expansion and an Inevitable Confrontation

It is a story of westward expansion and the inevitable confrontation of those heading west and those already on the land.  The story is one…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Minnesota

Working Together at Pipestone

This place is so important in native American culture, that even when warring tribes arrived here, they put down their weapons and worked together… SharePrintEmail

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Buying A Glider for More Than One Reason

There are under ten original World War II gliders to be found in the nation.  People bought hundreds of surplus gliders after the war, but…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

From Automaker to Glider Manufacturer

When World War II began, automakers suddenly switched from making cars to the equipment needed to win a war.   The changeover here made this factory…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Henry Ford in the Upper Peninsula

We know Henry Ford as an early Detroit auto maker.  So what was he doing buying a huge tract of land in the state’s Upper…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

Building A Museum Around an Exhibit

In Iron Mountain, Michigan you’ll find a museum with a very large exhibit – so large in fact, that the museum had to be built…

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Posted in American Countryside Michigan

The Largest Steam Powered Engine

It is quite possibly the largest steam powered engine on the continent and its job was the only think that allowed work to continue here.It…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Cape Girardeau Missouri

More Than Two Blocks of Murals

Michelangelo had a very large canvass when he began work on the Sistine chapel.  Make a trip to this river town and you’ll find a…

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Posted in American Countryside Best of Cape Girardeau Missouri

Where Civil War Engineers Ran Out of Names

Civil War engineers were simply running out of names…but that doesn’t mean the forts here were not important.  It’s a place where the Union troops…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Rememberance of the Trail of Tears

Many of us have heard of the Trail of Tears.  This community chose to honor those who were forced to make that journey.  It turn…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

A Long Stretch of Original Route 66

Old Route 66 is a major tourist attraction in many communities along the highway.  But here you’ll find some of the longest stretches of original…

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Posted in American Countryside Missouri

Wildlife That Draws People Here

Deer, turkey, black bear and mountain lion – they are just a few of the creatures roaming these woods and that has made this place…

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