The Lone Star State is in the lead for a lot of things, and that includes modern production of the South’s most historically significant crop
All 16 States of the South
Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.
Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson, Missouri
A beautiful park—commemorating one of the darkest events in American history
Flag Pond, Tennessee; Marshall, North Carolina
In 2013, my 82-year-old mother looked at her Christmas morning plate and said, “I’ve eaten this same meal on this same day for eighty consecutive years.”
Unlike most other antebellum homes, Pebble Hill Plantation has only seen blue skies and sunny weather. It’s like Biltmore, only it’s not a castle and it’s in the piney woods of southwestern Georgia instead of the mountains of North Carolina.
Madison County, North Carolina
This “new way” to do cornbread showed up over a hundred years ago, but it’s the old way and the only way for some
Golden Pond, Kentucky
With 170,000 acres of forested and open land between two massive lakes, this largest inland peninsula in the nation is home to a lot of happy wildlife, as you can well imagine
Twenty years ago Florida created a “concept trail” to showcase the state’s historic dependence on the sea—who doesn’t get a kick out of hunting up a shipwreck or two or a lighthouse or a fort?
Owner of both Exterminator and Merrick, Cal Milam may have been shrewd about racehorses, but he had a big heart
Bethania, North Carolina
Discover the magic of an eeaaarly morning Moravian Easter service in the Winston-Salem of a half-century ago
Paducah’s flood wall was doing a great job keeping water out, but boy, was it utilitarian. No worries. Paducah’s finest and brightest knew how to make it one of the most beautiful features in town.