2:11 AM / Wednesday October 23, 2019


LBJ’s Land of the Long Horizon

October 10, 2011

Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson became the 36th President of the United States immediately after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22,1963 at 12:30 PM in Dallas, Texas. He was sworn in aboard Air Force One at 2:38 PM.

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The Pacific War Museum

October 2, 2011

The most recent addition to the list of reasons to visit Fredericksburg, Texas is the National Museum of the Pacific War. The museum is outstanding and is the keystone of an array of attractions and accommodations that are both unique and add an experiential element to the visit.

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Fredericksburg, Texas, portal to the high country

September 23, 2011

Many Americans were first introduced to Texas Hill Country during Lyndon Johnson’s administration. His love of this land was infectious and suddenly people were caught up with the unbridled beauty of its rolling hills and visually stunning fields of wildflowers.

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Seeing the elephant

September 8, 2011

Legend has it that in the early 19th century, when circuses announced their presence with a grand parade through town including the elephants, a farmer heard their eerie roar coming from a town close by. Having never seen them in the flesh…

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Cincinnati makes it happen!

September 4, 2011

Cincinnati has always been a city of industry and has consistently been able to remake itself throughout the years. Early on it was an important staging point for expeditions and settlements westward. River commerce boomed after 1812 and by the 1830s it was referred to as Porkopolis because…

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Day of the Dreamer

August 28, 2011

On Sunday, August 28, 2011 the long-awaited dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will take place on the National Mall in West Potomac Park beginning at 11 AM. The ceremony will be book-ended by pre and post concerts at 10 AM and 2 PM.

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Colombia, South America on the Mall

August 13, 2011

Columbia has the world’s greatest number of bird species, the second largest number of types of amphibians and plants and a vast number of unique customs and practices due to its Indian, Spanish and African heritage.

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Nine tips for safe and smart summer travel

August 8, 2011

Even with rising gas prices, the travel industry is gearing up for a big year. After several years of staycations – vacationing at home or close to home – as a result of the slow economy, Americans seem more ready and willing to travel.

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Wisconsin: Land of the Seven Fire Prophecies

July 31, 2011

The land that is now the northernmost point in the state of Wisconsin appears to have always had a Native American population the earliest of which were nomadic hunter-gatherers. Around 900 BC archeological evidence points to the establishment of settlements and the domestication of plants and animals.

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