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Clouds in the Fields: Texas Cotton

Lubbock, Texas

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

From Siam to the South: The Original Siamese Twins

Wilkesboro, North Carolina

Born into a world that saw them as cursed, the “original” Siamese twins became Southern businessmen, farmers, husbands, and fathers

A Life in Mourning: Flora Cooke Stuart

Staunton, Virginia

Heroes get the glory they deserve, but their wives and widows courageously pay their own dear price for it all

The South by Night: The Revolution of Modern Lighting

Savannah, Georgia

In the past, when darkness fell, the world changed—until men could find clever means of bringing illumination into their homes

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part Three)

Missouri, Kentucky, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida

Last in a short series celebrating a few of the beauty marks our beloved South sports for all the world to see

Drawing Artists: The Aesthetic Pull of Fairhope (Part Two)

Fairhope, Alabama

According to some statistics, Fairhope has more published writers per capita than anywhere else in the country

George Washington and His Political Battles

Mount Vernon, Virginia

The political battles between Washington and Jefferson remind us that political conflict is not new

Blast Off! Huntsville’s Space & Rocket Center

Huntsville, Alabama

Head to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for a day filled with out-of-this-world fun

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part Two)

Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas

Another handful of some of the brightest spots in this sunny South we call home

A Sea-Worthy Celebration: The Mobile Bay Jubilee

Fairhope, Alabama

It’s one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen: shrimp, crab, eel, flounder—whatever’s been swimming deep in the Bay—all doing their best to get out of the water and into your bucket

The Winter Manatee and Manatee Springs State Park

Chiefland, Florida

Come winter, they come for the warm waters of Florida’s amazingly crystal-clear springs, these portly and lovable creatures from another world

Let No Child Fail: The Educational Endeavors of Marietta Johnson

Fairhope, Alabama

Finding a community of like-minded idealists in Fairhope, Marietta Johnson created an environment of learning where children were free to be children and each child’s unique personality was welcomed and cultivated

Waterfall Walks of Western North Carolina

Highlands, Cashiers, and Sapphire, North Carolina

There’s something inherently soothing about waterfalls. Whether it’s thundering or gently descending in diamond-like drops, moving water speaks to our souls.

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part One)

Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia

The first in a three-part series exploring state by state some of the best the South has to offer in pretty places

Henry Grady and the New South

Atlanta, Georgia

As editor of the South’s preeminent newspaper, Grady had already established himself as a voice that needed to be heard—so when he began preaching ideas of a New South, folks listened

Black Traditions in the Architecture of the South

Gainesville, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana

The architectural traditions of the American black community is a fascinating part of our collective history

A Fair Hope of Success

Fairhope, Alabama

Tax law is not, as a general rule, an inspiring subject. For the good folks of Fairhope, Alabama, however, it’s nothing less than the reason for their existence.