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      Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail in Oregon

      East of Portland, between Troutdale and The Dalles, Oregon Called the king of roads, this expansive thoroughfare travels east-west through


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      For the History Buff: Alamance Battleground in North Carolina

      5803 S. NC-62, Burlington, North Carolina On May 16, 1771, more than two years before the Boston Tea Party, a


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      For the History Buff: The People’s Center in Montana

      53253 Hwy. 93 W, Pablo, Montana The three layers of stone that form the exterior of this museum—owned and operated


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      For the History Buff: Mississippi’s Cottonlandia Museum

      1608 Hwy. 82 W., Greenwood, Mississippi Despite its name, this is far from being a one-crop museum. Cottonlandia offers a


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      Maryland’s Boonsborough Museum of History & Crystal Grottoes Caverns

      Museum:113 N. Main St. Caverns: 19821 Shepherdstown Pike Boonsboro, Maryland Founded in 1792 by brothers George and William Boone, relatives


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      For History Buffs: Fort Wallace Museum in Kansas

      Hwy. 40, Wallace, Kansas Fort Wallace was one of a string of army posts established to control the Plains Native


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      Idaho’s Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area

      Take Swan Falls Rd. south from Kuna to Swan Falls Dam Nearly half a million acres along a remote 80-mile


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      Illinois State Park: Apple River Canyon

      8763 E. Canyon Rd., Apple River, Illinois The cool, clear waters of Apple River flow through the center of this

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      Picnics and Water Fun at Florida’s Blackwater River State Park

      7720 Deaton Bridge Rd., Holt This 590-acre preserve is a good example of Florida’s enlightened policy of public-land management. The


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      Buffalo National River in Arkansas: One of the Most Scenic Rivers in the Country

      Harrison, Arkansas One of the most scenic rivers in the United States, the Buffalo has miraculously escaped alteration or impairment


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      For History Buffs: Washita Battlefield National Historic Site in Oklahoma

      Off OK – 47, just west of Cheyenne, Oklahoma In the cold morning twilight of November 27, 1868, Lt. Col.


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      For History Buffs: Grapevine, Texas

      Northwest of Dallas, Texas Wild mustang grapes spilled over the black-land prairie in 1844, when this settlement, one of the


      Spectacular Oregon Road Trip: Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge Loop

      Few landscapes can equal the magnificence
      and variety of the one encircling
      Mt. Hood.


      James River Plantations: Explore Historic Mansions in Virginia

      On its twisting journey across southeastern Virginia to Chesapeake Bay, the James River flows with subdued yet stately grace through...


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      Great River Road: Explore Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa

      Route Details Length: About 470 miles. When to go: Popular year-round, but best in summer because of river activities, and


      7 Must-See Attractions When Visiting the Delaware River Loop

      From the Dingmans Falls to Kittatinny Ridge there's a whole lot of beautiful countryside.

      13 Things Your Bank Won’t Tell You

      Get smarter about banking with tips from the financial services industry.


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      Why Are TV Commercials So Loud?

      It's not you. Those television spots really do sound much louder than the programs they interrupt. Here's why.


      More New Medical Breakthroughs

      These new discoveries will save countless lives.


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      Great River Road

      Print a map of this route To Mark Twain, who as a young man knew the Mississippi River as well


      Mt. Hood-Columbia River Gorge Loop

      Few landscapes can equal the magnificence and variety of the one encircling Mt. Hood.

      Consumer Alert: Don’t Be Fooled

      Phony check fraud is surging. Here's how to spot this scam.


      The Untouchables: Is Diplomatic Immunity Going Too Far?

      Is it time to change the legal practice?


      How Do You Keep Your Brain Sharp?

      Wondering what you can do to maintain your mental edge? We asked some razor-sharp women to reveal their secrets.


      Here’s Why Women’s and Men’s Shirts Button on Different Sides

      Women's shirts have buttons on the left, while men's have them on the right. But it's not about which hand...