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[caption id="attachment_4971" align="alignnone" width="800"] Thaggard Mercantile Co, advertising brown bilt shoes for the family. Rutledge, Alabama. We made a stop in a water tower town where this ghost sign is visible on a thoroughfare leading from Atlanta to New Orleans.

[caption id="attachment_2947" align="alignnone" width="800"] The USA experienced its largest building boom ever in the late 19th century, right here in Chicago, following the Great Chicago Fire. In 1885, the first steel-framed high-rise building, the Home Insurance Building, rose in the

A Quick Stop In The Bluegrass State | Sharon Henry The sight of cute gangly foals grazing on a haystack compels an impromptu stop along Kentucky Route 80 to jump out the car and take a photo. It's too adorable a

BEHIND THE SCENES IN NASHVILLE | Darrin Henry We’re standing inside the Tennessee state capitol building in Nashville and as fans of the TV show ‘Nashville’ we’ve just found out that many of the scenes with Mayor Teddy Conrad are actually

A DAY IN THE HOME OF THE BLUES | Darrin Henry We’ve been out all morning exploring Memphis, Tennessee. After mostly walking the riverfront and chatting to a few people, we stopped for lunch alongside the very wide Mississippi river. Lunch

A Different Picture Of Vicksburg | Darrin Henry In the beginning there were artists and musicians; they were given paint brushes and guitars; but then the ungifted and tone deaf started to feel left out, so someone invented the camera and

A DAY OUT IN VICKSBURG, MS | Darrin Henry Armed with our tourist map (plus Google Maps) and bottles of water strapped to our backpacks, we lock the car and set off to “do Vicksburg” with surprising enthusiasm for 7am. We

Native American Ingenuity | Sharon Henry Blink and you'll miss it; the signpost for the Winterville Mounds just off the Great River Road in the state of Mississippi, USA. Totally unaware of what mounds were but in need of a leg

[caption id="attachment_2082" align="alignnone" width="800"] Main street running through Rutledge, Alabama.[/caption] SWEET HOME ALABAMA | Sharon Henry I've developed a thing for water towers; something whimsical about those lofty tanks have me scrambling for a camera every time. Water towers are soooo American,