Highway history

The Oasis, a Diner on the National Road

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There is something to be said about the only Diner on the National Road in Indiana. Besides having that distinction, the wonderful Oasis is one of less than five historical diners to remain on US 40 from Cumberland, Maryland to Vandalia, Illinois. For those like me in Central Illinois, the Mother Road is Route 66, […]

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The Citrus Tower, Clermont, Florida's iconic landmark

Lake County Florida was once the hotspot for the citrus industry.  The Citrus Tower was built in 1956 as a monument to the growers. My first visit here was during February of 2014 with Beth Elliott.  We loved the tower, that stands on one of the highest hills in Florida’s ridge section.  At that time […]