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Fort Smith, Wild, Wild West Arkansas

April 18, 2013

The earliest European settlements were along the coast and gradually settlers and explorers, following Indian trails and waterways, moved inland. Early 18th-century events opened the Louisiana Territory and made western Arkansas the frontier, the last stop between “civilization” and Indian Territory…

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Lives that changed ours: Gordy and Robinson

April 12, 2013

Martha Reeves declared, “It ain’t no party without Motown music!”  As always, Martha and the Vandellas and with that single quote summed up the sentiments of generations and I am happy to report that the party continues on Broadway with the hottest ticket in town, “Motown the Musical.”

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Little Rock, the Heart of Arkansas

April 8, 2013

Situated in the center of the state, Little Rock, more than any other city in Arkansas, has been a barometer of the prevailing opinions and feelings of the times. It is both the capital and the state’s largest city and modern Little Rock is filled with trendy restaurants, museums and entertainment venues.

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Delaware’s corridor of courage

April 1, 2013

The course of both slavery and abolitionism in Delaware was directed largely by three factors, its geographical position as a border state, the fact that no labor-intensive year round crop flourished there and the religious influence of the Methodists and the Quakers.

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Experience! Philadelphia

March 14, 2013

Philadelphia was the first major colonial city to be established where there had not previously been a fort. William Penn obtained his charter in 1681 and is believed to have immediately set out to legally purchase land from the indigenous tribes, the most famous of which was the…

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Glasgow, Scotland! Experience the Spirit (part two)

March 7, 2013

Glasgow is a city that invites you to touch history as well as experience all that it has to offer. Greater than 130 cultural events are offered weekly and there are more than 70 parks and gardens, impressive architecture, unique dining venues, year round festivals, and the best…

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Glasgow, Scotland! Experience the Spirit (part one)

March 3, 2013

An old Scottish proverb states, “Twelve highlanders and a bagpipe make a rebellion.” While this is not entirely accurate it is a huge indication of the character of the people. Their independence has shaped their character and pride in their shared culture, history and institutions, is visible everywhere…

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Harrisburg, A Capitol City

March 3, 2013

Native Americans inhabited the area they referred to as “Paxtang,” “where the water stands,” more than 4000-years ago because the location was the juncture of several land and water trading routes that connected the Delaware, Ohio, Potomac and Susquehanna Rivers. 

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Germany’s UNESCO Route, Regensburg

February 14, 2013

The final stop on our UNESCO Route is the spectacular city of Regensburg, 81-miles from Bamberg. The Old Town of Regensburg with Stadtamhof was designated a UNESCO site in 2006 based on the criteria that in the “High Middle Ages Regensburg was a political center of the Holy Roman Empire and…

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