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Happy Birthday Hampton! (Part Two)

August 29, 2010

The presence of people of African descent in America really begins with the freemen who accompanied the Spanish explorers, the most notable of which was Estavanico. In 1585 privateer and slaver Francis Drake sailed to the colony of his distant cousin…

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Happy Birthday Hampton! (Part One)

August 23, 2010

Hampton, Virginia is celebrating its quadricentennial as the oldest continuous English speaking community in North America, 400-years that shaped our country’s culture and history, more than 150-years before we became a nation.

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South Carolina’s Heritage Corridor (part two)

August 16, 2010

The Blue Ridge Mountains, the northwestern edge of the state, the Savannah River and historic Charleston, border the South Carolina National Heritage Corridor and four distinct regions have been designated within the 240-mile, 14 county area.

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South Carolina’s Heritage Corridor (part one)

August 8, 2010

South Carolina is a perfect location from which to begin or continue to understand, through travel, aspects of African American history. Many Philadelphians have familial ties to the state and because Charleston was the largest port on the Atlantic Ocean south of Philadelphia…

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Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands

August 1, 2010

Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands is nestled within a 100-mile area in the Allegheny Mountains. It stretches from Bedford to Uniontown and is easily accessible via the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The region is notable for its stunning landscapes, undulating hills, streams and waterfalls, history and architecture.

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Butler County, history starts here

July 26, 2010

We think of George Washington as the general who led the revolutionary troops and the president who led the newly created United States and other than his dalliance with the cherry tree we think very little about his youth. Everyone has a “backstory,” those events that shape and prepare us…

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Cultural Columbus

July 18, 2010

Selecting a travel destination can be a lot like choosing a date on a website. Do you go for the overwhelming flash of New York City, the sophistication of Paris or the glamour of LA? There are also those who opt for places with less obvious treasures that reveal themselves more gradually.

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Uniquely Georgia (Part 2)

July 10, 2010

In 1825, the Marquis de La Fayette visited the region that is now Troup County and declared that it reminded him of his home near Paris. In 1826 when the county was officially formed from Creek Indian land the town of LaGrange was named after the Marquis’ French estate.

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Uniquely Georgia

July 5, 2010

On January 18, 1861 Georgia, the last of the 13 original colonies, became the 5th of 11 states to secede from the Union and, on July 15, 1870, the final Confederate state to return. During the intervening years, the state was a staging ground for a number of important Civil War battles and…

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Auvergne, the Undiscovered Country (part two)

June 28, 2010

Auvergne was the region from which many Bourbons ruled and as such its cities are filled with architecturally unique buildings, ornate chateaus and charming farmhouses. The first Bourbon king was Henry IV in 1589 and the French line continued until the end of Louis-Philippe I’s reign ended in 1848.

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