Agriculture

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

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

How Peanuts Saved the South

Tuskegee, Alabama

George Washington Carver pushed the peanut to prominence in the South—and saved the region

Salad Days

Montgomery, Alabama

Things are greening up, and salads are popping out of the ground. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your salad game is to start making homemade dressings. They’re easy!

From Spring Peepers to the Hum of Mowers: The Song of Spring

Searcy, Arkansas

Spring’s music is the symphony, the classical build up, the opera of seasons

Why Napoleon Sold Louisiana

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haiti’s struggle today against tyranny, poverty, and misery is known the world wide, but it was their courageous struggle for freedom two hundred years ago that helped determine the fate of the West.

Bottling the American Spirit: The History of Bourbon Whiskey

Louisville, Kentucky

What happens when you take something as celebrated as whiskey, filter it through pure limestone, age it in caramelized oak casks, and throw in a touch of Southern magic?

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

Arkansas Cotton in the Boll

Arkansas

A two-hundred-year-old love affair with cotton still reaps great rewards for the Natural State

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

Calving in the South: A Winter’s Work

Sinks Grove, West Virginia; Live Oak, Florida

Beef and dairy are two of the leading agricultural pursuits in the American South, and young calves can bring serious money—while the winter their born in can bring serious challenges to a calf’s survival

Preserves: The Soul of Summer in Southern Winters

Union, West Virginia

Southerners have long had to figure out means of providing ample food through the winter when food is scarce