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Summer in Springfield, Ill.
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Ten is a wondrous number. Consider the way it counts: One plus two plus three plus four equals ten-a sum that leads mathematicians to label ten a perfect number. Ten is the original skinny-and-fat team-a one-O combo that puts the oomph into birthdays, anniversaries, and shuffleboard courts. Ten tallies commandments, Buddhist realms, and lords-a-leaping. It's even-steven-and turns on a dime and a decimal. Ten is a green spot for Alexander Hamilton. It's
a cinematic assessment of Bo Derek in cornrows. In short, its appeal adds up.
Traditionally, ten represents a culmination-a completion-of a cycle. And so it is
with this edition of American Road. Ten years ago, this magazine was a faraway light
winking on the horizon of a place called What-Could-Be.
Today, we are proud to say that each issue of American Road reaches tens of thousands
of readers-and guides them on road trips across the nation along life's nostalgic,
historic, and scenic lanes.
This issue of American Road has been designed to commemorate our decennial milestone.
Inside, you'll find a compilation of our greatest two-lane tales.
We hope you enjoy the issue.
We wish you a safe and fun-filled Summer!
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History Comes Alive in Downtown Springfield, Illinois
From the Springfield Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau
It's happening before your eyes, it's everywhere, it's seven days a week, and best
of all it's FREE! This summer historic downtown Springfield will be brimming with
live performances and fun activities that will completely transport you back in
time to the hometown Abraham Lincoln knew and loved. Featuring storytelling and
interaction with nineteenth century character presenters in full period dress, music
from Lincoln's era, and even appearances by Mr. Lincoln himself! This is one trip
to the past you won't want to miss!
Springfield is filled with Abe Lincoln sites-the only home he ever owned, his law
office, final resting place, and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, just to
name a few. Don't be surprised if you find yourself lunching next to a couple of
nineteenth century ladies at their favorite bistro. Or, catch a fly ball at a vintage-style
baseball game. Hit the streets throughout the summer for the FREE History Comes
Alive event. Something new is happening everyday in Springfield!
From romance to family fun or education, getaways are just plain fun in Springfield,
Illinois! With so many exciting and budget-friendly sites and activities, you'll
have to come back to try them all! Springfield, Illinois
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Western United States - A study of venerable national park lodges such as El Tovar
in the Grand Canyon and the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone provides far more than
a lesson in changing architectural styles. It also offers a glimpse of a young country's
evolving priorities, vacationing styles, and values. And, sometimes, classic lodges
support the cliche that, "the more things change, the more they stay the same."
Read more. . .
Collinsville, Ill. Reserve a spot at the Contemporary Indian Art Show at Cahokia
Mounds State Historic Site from July 13 to July 15. Kick off the weekend at the
opening reception Friday evening. Shop for Native American fine arts, sculptures,
A Civil War Remembrance: Living History & Surrender Ceremony
Presented by Oaklands Historic House Museum in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Come for a time of remembrance when you step into the past at Oaklands Historic
House Museum July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrate the sesquicentennial of
the Civil War.
On the morning of July 13, 1862, Col. William Duffield and the 9th Michigan Infantry
were camped at Oaklands and around Maneys' Spring when Confederate Col. Nathan Bedford
Forrest charged into Murfreesboro and soon overpowered the Federals camped there.
By the end of the day, Col. Forrest accepted the Union surrender inside Oaklands
To mark this occasion, living history camps will be on the grounds. Guided museum
tours will take place on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Remembrance
Surrender Ceremony-along the drive of the mansion at 2 p.m.-will include both Union
and Confederate living history demonstrators.
Parking will be located on Roberts Street and the entrance will be at the pavilion. Email email@example.com.
Oaklands Historic House Museum is located at 900 North Maney Avenue. It is a nationally registered historic landmark
that reflects a time of prosperity in the Old South, as well as the hardships suffered during the Civil War.
Discover Adventure & Fun at Lake of the Ozarks
Spend the summer at Missouri's State Parks
Recreational adventure comes in all varieties at Ha Ha Tonka State Park and Lake
of the Ozarks State Park at Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks. Hikers, cyclists,
sightseers, horseback riders, campers, anglers, kids, boaters, and nature lovers
of all ages can find a formula for fun among the borders of these two treasures
of the state park system.
Ha Ha Tonka State Park has 3,709 acres to explore and is home to one of the most
fascinating sites and stories in Missouri: The ruins of a European-style "castle"
perched high atop a bluff overlooking the Lake.
The park features eight caves, some of which were used as hideouts by bandits and
others were used as Native American sacred places. Other natural wonders at Ha Ha
Tonka include a sinkhole called the Colosseum, a natural bridge sixty feet long
and seventy feet wide, a glade and a woodland area with more than four hundred species
of animal and plant life. Ha Ha Tonka is also home to Missouri's twelfth largest
spring (named after the park)-which discharges approximately fifty-eight million
gallons of water daily into the Niangua arm of the Lake.
The Lake of the Ozarks State Park, on the Grand Glaize arm of the Lake, is the largest
state park in Missouri. With an assortment of opportunities for both recreation
and natural exploration, it's no surprise that Lake of the Ozarks State Park is
not only Missouri's largest but-with more than one million guests annually-also
one of its most visited. Read more...
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