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23

Take the Crooked Road to the beginnings of American Music

By Wayne Lazarus on February 23rd, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

If you enjoyed the music from the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, you’ll find a lot to love along the 253-mile Crooked Road in southern Virginia. Since 2003, this group of music venues, museums and historic sites has organized as Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail to promote the area’s many unique ties to country, folk and blue-grass. In February of 2010, the Crooked Road was recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of America’s Distinctive Dozen Destinations for 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb

16

A visit to the Secret City

By Wayne Lazarus on February 16th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Unless you’re a World War II history buff, you may not realize that Oak Ridge Tennessee, part of the Manhattan Project, was a secret city. Known as the Clinton Engineering Works, the area used a full seventh of the total electricity generated in the country, had 75,000 people and was the fifth largest city in Tennessee during World War II.  But it wasn’t on any map until 1948, when it was opened to the public and people could come and go without being checked by security. k-25

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Feb

10

Gourmet Play-day in South Carolina

By Wayne Lazarus on February 10th, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

Charleston is famous for its beauty, culture, history and inimitable cuisine. It’s a perfect setting to bring together those who celebrate food in a spectacular four-day weekend. The BB&T Charleston Wine and Food Festival held every March is truly a gourmand party. Wine professionals from around the world will be on hand to guide participants in an understanding and appreciation of various wines. Some of the country’s best chefs will be in town to add their creative touch to low-country food. Combine the two and the food-lovers in attendance are going to have some exquisite pairings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb

3

The ever-changing Okefenokee

By Wayne Lazarus on February 3rd, 2010

Categories: Linda's Travel Articles

“Land of trembling earth” is the translation for the Indian name of the Okefenokee Swamp, an area as mysterious as it is beautiful. The source of two rivers, its peat beds tell the environmental history of this 7,000 year old area. Those peat layers are responsible for the name — because, even deep enough to support trees, they can shift slightly underfoot. Read the rest of this entry »

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