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Trace the footsteps of Civil War soldiers

Trace the footsteps of Civil War soldiers

Everyone should experience the Civil War. No, not the one we endured with our families over the Christmas holidays! I’m talking about that four-year period in American history when the nation was ripped in two. I must admit that as a youngster, history held little interest for me. I learned what I had to in […]

Biloxi, Mississippi: Rebuilt and Reborn

Biloxi, Mississippi: Rebuilt and Reborn

Biloxi, MS – Long before French explorer Pierre LeMoyne d’Iberville discovered Biloxi in 1699, the Native Americans lived there. A tribe called Biloxi (meaning “first people”) met the explorer who was instructed by the King of France to claim the coastal region. Since its discovery, eight flags have flown over the city including the French, […]

Nashville, Tennessee: A little Greece and a lot of Country Music

Nashville, Tennessee: A little Greece and a lot of Country Music

Nashville, TN – Nashville, Tennessee was founded on Christmas Eve in 1779 by a group of about two hundred settlers led by James Robertson and John Donelson. The group built a log stockade that they called Fort Nashborough in honor of Gen. Francis Nash who won acclaim in the American Revolution. Nashville was incorporated into […]

New Orleans: A city steeped in history and cultural diversity

New Orleans: A city steeped in history and cultural diversity

New Orleans, LA – In 1718, Jean Baptiste La Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, established New Orleans as the capital of Louisiana. At that time the city consisted of a military-style grid of seventy squares called the French Quarter. Bienville thought that area would be safe from tidal waves and hurricanes. Little did Bienville know that […]

The birthplace of Elvis Presley: Tupelo, Mississippi

The birthplace of Elvis Presley: Tupelo, Mississippi

Tupelo, MS – Where did Elvis go to the bathroom? Was Elvis actually born in this little house? Those are two of the most common questions asked from visitors touring Elvis’ birthplace according to Nina Holcomb, tour guide of Elvis Presley’s first home in Tupelo, Mississippi. In her nine-year employment there, Mrs. Holcomb has seen […]

Bessemer founder had ties to Daniel Pratt

Bessemer founder had ties to Daniel Pratt

Bessemer – Bessemer, Alabama is a suburb of Birmingham and is located in the southwestern section of Jefferson County. With a population of about 30,000 and nicknamed “The Marvel City” because of its rapid growth in its early days. Bessemer was founded by Henry Fairchild DeBardeleben in 1887 and was incorporated two years later. Henry […]

Pier Park in Panama City

Pier Park in Panama City

Panama City Beach, FL – Pier Park is located between U. S. 98 and Front Beach Road (Alternate 98) in the heart of Panama City Beach and it is a premiere shopping destination not only for Panama City, but for the entire Emerald Coast as well. It is located by the water and visitors can […]

Pearl River in Choctaw, Mississippi

Pearl River in Choctaw, Mississippi

Choctaw, MS – The Pearl River resort in Choctaw, Mississippi, is home for two Las Vegas-style gambling casinos: The Silver Star and the Golden Moon. Together they offer more than 5,000 slot machines, 115 table games, and 14 poker tables including Texas Hold ‘Em. The hotel at the Silver Star houses over 500 rooms. There […]

It’s called the safest city in the state

It’s called the safest city in the state

Helena – Helena is a small city and is one of three (Alabaster and Pelham being the other two) that make up the area known as “North Shelby County,” but it is considered to be a suburb of Birmingham. The estimated population is 11,000 and Helena is highly regarded as a place to raise children […]

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