The South

They Called Them Feist: The Southern Breed of Dogs

Texarkana, Arkansas

Once the most common dog found in these parts, these short, energetic, scrappy canines have played a prominent role in the history and literature of the South

Seersucker and Sweet Tea: The Most Beautiful College Campuses in the South (Part 1)

Tuscaloosa, AL; Siloam Springs, AR; Winston-Salem, NC; Decatur, GA; Sarasota, FL

Here’s to that sanctum of sweet perfection, the Southern college campus

Kate Freeman Clark: One Woman, Two Lives—and a Thousand Works of Art

Holly Springs, Mississippi

When Kate Freeman Clark died in 1957, few in Holly Springs even remembered she had once been an artist—and then the paintings started showing up

The Great American Pyramid and the Bass Pro to Beat Them All

Memphis, Tennessee

Old World Egypt ain’t got nothing on us—our pyramids have stuff inside you can ride, eat, and buy

Out of the Miry Clay: The Inspiring Story of Augusta Savage

Green Cove Springs, Florida

With the wet clay she was given, she molded and shaped a life of her own choosing—regardless the accepted societal convention of the day

Miss Adelicia’s Beautiful Belmont Mansion

Nashville, Tennessee

The story of one of Nashville’s most remarkable homes is predominantly the story of one of her most remarkable women.

Digging Deep: Southern Stone

The American South

Southern quarries may not be the most beautiful things in the world, but some of the most beautiful things in the world have certainly been made from their offerings

7 of the Best: Where to Eat in Houston

Houston, Texas

The fourth most populous city in the nation, Houston has a gazillion dining choices. Need help narrowing it down? Here are seven of the most spectacular.

8 Great Books on Charleston History

Charleston, South Carolina

Perhaps no other single city in the whole of the South has as lengthy and crucial a history in relation to the rest of the South’s evolution than Charleston, South Carolina

4 Guitarists Who Changed Southern Music (Part 1): Chet Atkins

Luttrell, Tennessee

If Chet Atkins’ only accomplishment had been creating the Nashville Sound, he would still have changed the course of music

Louisiana: The Pelican State

Louisiana: The Pelican State

Louisiana

Pelicans have been a symbol of this Southern state since the days of early explorers, but the 1960’s saw a decline and near extinction in the beloved bird of the Pelican State.

Every Angler’s Tale: The Story of Forrest L. Wood and Ranger Boats

Flippin, Arkansas

From one little Ozark mountain town came the boat of many a fisherman’s dreams—all it took was for one Ozark fisherman to turn the dream into a reality