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Vintage Airstream: Museum on the Move

What began as an idea formed during a session at the National Council on Public History’s annual conference in 2011 is now a reality. A group of University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduate students created a unique mobile museum exhibit. … Continue reading

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Oatman: Living Ghost Town, Gunfighters & Burros

Here is our plan: We’ll drive to a town that shouldn’t exist. We’ll travel a twisted ribbon of pavement along Historic Route 66. Driving to the historic town of Oatman is a favorite Arizona road trip. Once a gold-mining boomtown, … Continue reading

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Legend, History & Intrigue of the Superstitions

Strange secrets lie hidden in the Superstition Mountains in Arizona. Did a lone miner really discover a fortune in lost gold in this rugged region? And what strange force caused dozens of adventurers seeking the mine to vanish without a … Continue reading

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San Xavier del Bac: White Dove of the Desert

One glance, and you know why it’s known as the White Dove of the Desert. Just imagine, in the late 1600s a stranger on horseback has entered a village. Many of the people gather to see this stranger who is dressed … Continue reading

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Death Valley National Park: Hottest, Driest, Lowest

Death Valley. The very name repels. So do the superlatives: the hottest (134 degrees in 1913), driest (less than 2 inches of average annual rainfall), and lowest (282 feet below sea level) of the U.S. national parks. Nearly 550 square … Continue reading

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Discover Hubbell Trading Post Where History Is Made Every Day

Little has changed in more than 135 years at the oldest continuously operating trading post on the Navajo Reservation. Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is equal parts museum, art gallery, and general store, a place where Native Americans come … Continue reading

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Dry Falls: World’s Largest Waterfall

As the name suggests, Dry Falls no longer carries water, but is the remnant of what was once the world’s largest (in water volume) waterfall known to have existed on earth, but that was during the Great Missoula Floods at … Continue reading

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9 Haunted Halloween Road Trip Destinations

Every town has a ghost story or two, but some places seem to attract more ghostly activity than others. The following four destinations are perfect choices for a spooky Halloween road trip this month. Salem, Massachusetts There is nowhere in … Continue reading

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Vintage 1917 Packard Motorhome For Sale

A vintage 1917 Packard Twin Six 25-foot motorhome that could be the oldest motorhome in the United States is currently listed for sale at Hemmings, the world’s largest collector car marketplace. Presently located in Afton, Oklahoma, this vintage motorhome is … Continue reading

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Cumberland Island: From Camping to the Carnegies

Explore Georgia’s Cumberland Island to witness the beauty of natural wilderness and historical intrigue. A trip to Cumberland Island can satisfy your mind’s curiosity with its historical secrets or relax it with tranquil scenery. Cumberland is one of the largest … Continue reading

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