religious

Our Lady of the Higway

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I’ve wanted to stop at the Madonna shrine with her arms outstretched for a long time. The shrine near Waggoner, Illinois is one of the lesser known Route 66 stops. It is called the “Our Lady of the Highway. This lovely shrine is located on private property, on a farm along Historic Route 66. The […]

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Lindsborg Thru My Eyes

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Lindsborg, Kansas is a lovely community known as Little Sweden USA. I was invited to travel to experience the culture, art, and traditions of this great town. We had a wonderful time on this sponsored trip! The History in Lindsborg Lindsborg was settled in 1869 by a group of Lutheran Swedes led by 28-year old […]

Syracuse History

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The middle of May brought me to Syracuse, New York. I traveled here for the North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) Conference. It took place May 15-18, 2019. While at this event I had a chance to learn some amazing history about the wonderful town of Syracuse, New York. Salt History in Syracuse Syracuse is […]

Jay County museums

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I recently traveled to Portland, Indiana to cover the Jay County Art and Fiber show. While there, one of the opportunities on this hosted trip was to see the two Jay County museums. Since I love history and to learn about the place I am visiting, this was just the icing on the cake! One […]

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Child of the Sun

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How exciting is it to learn that the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings is located in Lakeland, Florida at Florida Southern College. I was hosted on the in-depth tour while traveling south this past February. There I learned that Frank Lloyd Wright called his collection “Child of the Sun” in reference to buildings […]