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Bighorn Sheep Return to Catalina State Park

One of southern Arizona’s numerous “sky islands”, the Santa Catalina Mountains dominate Tucson’s northern skyline. These sky islands are small mountain ranges that rise steeply from the desert floor and often feature a cool and relatively moist climate at their … Continue reading

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Honoring All Who Served

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set … Continue reading

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A Fascinating Story Behind 2 Diamonds

“I frequently receive emailed questions about the Crater of Diamonds State Park and its diamond mine,” wrote Margi Jenks, Park Interpreter in a Crater of Diamonds State Park news release. “However, the inbox on July 18th contained an unusual email that … Continue reading

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RV/MH Hall of Fame Receives Historic Fleetwood RVs

The RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum recently received a collection of historic Fleetwood RVs from the early days of now defunct Fleetwood Enterprises Inc. of Riverside, California. The coaches were donated by the Crean Foundation, according to a RV/MH Hall … Continue reading

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Avery Island: Home of TABASCO

Avery Island is the home of Louisiana’s iconic hot sauce: TABASCO. See how it’s made during a factory tour, pick up a few souvenirs at the TABASCO Country Store, and tour the island’s Jungle Gardens. Avery Island is one of … Continue reading

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St. Martinville: Where Cajun Began

As one of the oldest surviving towns in Louisiana, St. Martinville retains many buildings and homes reflecting the beautiful architecture of days gone by. St. Martinville has become symbolic of the Acadian legacy, holding sacred the history and legends of … Continue reading

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Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler! Let the Good Times Roll!

Let the good times roll from frogs to crawfish to an All-American Road. Rayne Things are really hopping in Rayne, the Frog Capital of the World and the Louisiana City of Murals. When the railroad came to the coastal prairie in … Continue reading

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Crowley: Where Life Is Rice and Easy

Rice is the bedrock of the region’s celebrated Cajun cuisine and no other Louisiana community is as intimately tied to the crop as Crowley. The swallow ponds and level prairies surrounding the city produce lots of crawfish too, but it … Continue reading

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Lesser Known National Park Gems

Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes more than 400 places, scores of lesser known sites that will reward a visit—and are far less crowded than big-name parks. Add an extra … Continue reading

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The Truth Is Here: A Great Place to Crash as UFO Festival Invades Roswell

“…In early July 1947, a mysterious object crashed on a ranch 30 miles north of Roswell” As the story goes, sixty-six years ago, a rancher named W.W. Mack Brazel checked his sheep after a thunderstorm and found debris made of … Continue reading

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