Independence, MO; Karnack, TX; Plains, GA; Midland, TX
These Southern examples of humility and grace didn’t take their leading lady roles lightly. More than just charming hostesses, these ladies served as Presidential confidantes, advisors, and far more.
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.
Greeneville, TN; St. Louis, MO; Culpepper, VA; Savannah, GA; Wytheville, VA
Lisa Lakey presents five more snapshots of these notable Southern ladies and their crucial role in the leadership of our nation
Trail of Tears State Park, Jackson, Missouri
A beautiful park—commemorating one of the darkest events in American history
Some stories are so outlandish that they simply must be true
They say miracles happen every day if you only look for them—but rather than looking for one, the city of Springfield, Missouri, took matters into their own hands
There’s nowhere better to celebrate the Mother Road than in Springfield—where it all got kicked off to begin with
At ten she had the voice of a twenty-something-year-old country rock superstar—and she used it to become just that
One of the world’s favorite Chinese dishes was crafted right here on the other side of the globe
Hollywood may have glorified the main-street gunfight of the Old West, but all fiction has at least one foot in reality—Wild Bill was the real deal
Come discover what lies just off the beaten path of the Main Street of America
It’s a story about a man and his love for fishing. Like many a fishing tale, the story of Bass Pro starts with some lures and a strong drink. Sort of.
Middleburg, VA; Bardstown, KY; Arrow Rock, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX, Potomac, MD; Meridian, MS
In business for no less than a century, these dining venues are where history meets the culinary world
Jackson, Mississippi; Oxford, Mississippi; Columbia, Missouri; Columbia, South Carolina
Bullies, controversy, fighting chickens, and a little bit of Civil War history. Always expect the unexpected in the Southeastern Conference, especially when it comes to mascots.
E. M. Bounds wrote many books on prayer, and his life was one of prayer—especially in the days after the Battle of Franklin
Princeton, Missouri; Hunt, Texas; Goodnight, Texas
Whether it was teaching life lessons to generations of young women, defending the weak, or just living life their own way and leaving a positive mark on the world, these women embodied the spirit of a cowgirl
Austin, Texas; Mulhall, Oklahoma; Alpine, Texas
Unintentional leaders, these Southern cowgirls reshaped the worlds they lived in while shaping a future for the generations to follow