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Chattanooga, Tennessee

June 23, 2011

Modern Chattanooga has been designated one of the America’s best destinations by both National Geographic Traveler and Southern Living Magazine. The city has four Civil War battle sites, a number of totally unique attractions, a free Downtown electric shuttle, and…

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Roanoke, Virginia’s Star City

June 20, 2011

November 23, 1949 the mayor of the city lit an 88.5-ft., 10,000-lb., Roanoke Star atop the, 1,847-ft., inner city, Mill Mountain. It was originally illuminated in white and was to be dismantled after the holidays. The Star has become a city symbol…

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Georgia, where legends live!

June 13, 2011

Albany-born Ray Charles, blind by the age of 7, learned to play the organ, saxophone, trumpet and piano as well as read and write music in Braille while attending St. Augustine School for the Deaf and the Blind. By the age of 15 he turned professional.

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Northeast Georgia

June 6, 2011

When DeSoto led the first Conquistadors into northeast Georgia in the 1500s they were greeted by members of the Cherokee Nation who inhabited more than 200 villages over seven states. Many lived in what is today the Blue Ridge Mountain region.

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Northern Louisiana’s Red River Routes (Part Two)

May 22, 2011

Control of the rivers was vital to the Union efforts to win the war and the battle that solidified their hold on the Mississippi took place in Louisiana and African American troops were heavily involved. The plan, code named “Anaconda,” was to halve the Confederacy by controlling the Mississippi.

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Northern Louisiana’s Red River Routes

May 15, 2011

The Louisiana Territory became a French colony in 1682 and remained so until it was ceded to Spain in 1783. Seventeen years later the region was returned to Spain for the three year period before the United States purchased the land for 3 cents an acre with the Louisiana Purchase.

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Knoxville’s Tales and Trails

May 9, 2011

The state of Tennessee has much to offer a visitor, sites, attractions, outdoor activities, history, spas, luxe accommodations, numerous dining opportunities and breathtaking scenery. In fact, the options are so numerous as to be overwhelming.

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Spring Flings

May 1, 2011

Throughout the years whenever I am asked which destination I like best my answer has remained the same, Philadelphia. As Dorothy discovers after her adventures in Oz, there really is no place like home. Philadelphia has much to offer and it is ideally situated for day trips to…

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Magical Manchester, the Slave Trade and Abolition (part two)

April 23, 2011

The UK interprets the story of its role in the slave trade in ways that the United State doesn’t. They have taken a holistic look at slave trafficking in the 18th and 19th Centuries and, even more impressively, at the economic implications and benefits for institutions, individuals and the country

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Magical Manchester

April 17, 2011

Manchester is one of Europe’s greatest undiscovered destinations. The city is so filled with wonderful things to do and to see and to learn that it should indeed be considered a “magical” place to visit. It’s impossible to exhaust its possibilities in one trip…

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