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From Arsenal to Academy: The Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia

The oldest state-supported military college in the country and one of the finest, VMI still adheres to original tenets set forth over 175 years ago

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From Arsenal to Academy: The Virginia Military Institute

Lexington, Virginia

The oldest state-supported military college in the country and one of the finest, VMI still adheres to original tenets set forth over 175 years ago

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10 Interesting Facts About George Washington

Mount Vernon, Virginia

While the larger-than-life man doesn’t live up to every legend surrounding his life and presidency, there are still plenty of fascinating facts about the Father of Our Country.

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Carolina Fish Muddle

Hertford County, North Carolina

Its list of ingredients may be short, but its history is not, spanning centuries and people groups, all tied to one small region of the South where the fish were plentiful

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MacClenny’s Heritage Village

MacClenny, Florida

What began as this small Southern town’s modest restoration of their train depot has grown into a full-scale reproduction of century-ago village life

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Tomato Time

Montgomery, Alabama

The time is right for enjoying a Southern summer’s favorite fruit

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A Fitting Tribute: Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia

Say the two names together, and you bind two of the most iconic history makers of our country’s youth—and you also voice the name of one of the finest schools in the South

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7-Song History of the Fiddle in the South

The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it

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McShacks: The House the Crackers Built

Lake City, Florida

What do hugging necks, shelling peas, and string music have in common? They all take place on the welcoming front porch of a Cracker house.

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Kill Jeff Davis: A Failed Union Raid

Richmond, Virginia

It reads like the latest and greatest spy-espionage-adventure novel. The only problem is that it actually all happened.

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Meet Meridian, Mississippi

Meridian, Mississippi

Take a day trip to this Mississippi city to explore its impressive musical heritage and get a glimpse of a million-dollar guitar

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Digging into the Grave Mysteries of Van Buren’s Fairview Cemetery

Van Buren, Arkansas

Four stone slabs and a headstone with illegible runes—stories abound, but the mystery remains in this venerable old cemetery in western Arkansas

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Bessie Smith, Empress of the Blues

Chattanooga, Tennessee

She was the best. And sang with the best. In part, at least, because she sang those blues from the depths of her soul—about heartache and oppression, poverty and desperation

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Britt’s Donuts

Carolina Beach, North Carolina

With seventy-seven years under their belt at one of the best boardwalks in the nation—you are not gonna beat Britt’s for something sweet in the morning

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Stetson Kennedy in Context

Jacksonville, Florida

The great Klan-buster of the mid-twentieth century had been born into a different world than ours—and it’s different largely because he helped to change it

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Best Beach Bites in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores

Orange Beach, Alabama; Gulf Shores, Alabama

Dig your toes out of the sugar-white sand and dig into the dishes at these Alabama coastal faves

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Brantley Farm #4: A Lot Going On Underground

England, Arkansas

Corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans stick their roots down deep into Brantley Farm soil as another hot Southern summer adds its own seasonal magic

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10 Interesting Facts about Patrick Henry

Hanover, Virginia

There is a whole lot more to Patrick Henry than a great speech, even if he was one of the best orators of the Revolutionary period