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Oysters and Geoduck and more touring during the BC Shellfish & Seafood Festival!

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The marvelous BC shellfish and Seafood Festival allowed a group of travel writers on this  hosted trip to see not only how seafood is prepared, but also how it is raised.  Fanny Bay Oysters opened up their doors for us to come and take a gander.  Most everyone has heard of Fanny Bay Oysters and […]

Salmon Farming, an interview and a visit!

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Salmon farming in the ocean is big business and a fascinating one at that.  During the BC Shellfish and Seafood Festival, you can even tour a salmon farm, and while on a hosted trip to this amazing festival, that’s just what I did! Salmon Farming according to the Salmon Farmer’s Association(BCSFA) is B.C.’s highest valued […]

Historic Stagville, Civil War History

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Historic Stagville sits outside of Durham, North Carolina.  I toured this fascinating site with Rose Hammitt while in Chapel Hill for the North American Travel Journalist Conference.  This historic site shares the story of a pre-Civil War farm.  I think for those of us that grew up in the north, the plantation and slavery times are […]

Loaded for Land of Lincoln Tractor show and drive

Ready to roll for the Land of Lincoln Expo hosted by the Macoupin County Agricultural Antique Association. This weekend, is it!  The show is coming to Carlinville, Illinois and along with the tractor show, there is also going to be an antique tractor drive on historic Route 66. Tractors are already lining up at the […]

Duke Homestead, tobacco history

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  A stop at the Duke Homestead offered a fascinating look into both the Civil War time period and tobacco history.  It was Washington Duke that farmed the ground before being conscripted to join the Civil War along with his 18 year-old son Brody.  After losing his oldest son and two wives, Washington Duke set […]