The Dogs Of Daytona

 Posted by at 1:46 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 182018
 

Daytona Beach, Florida has been a popular vacation spot for well over 100 years, and many who come to enjoy the white sand beaches, the amusements along the Boardwalk, or to see a NASCAR race at the Daytona International Speedway are so taken with the friendly seaside town that they move there permanently or purchase […]

Sep 132018
 

On a winding back road in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, we discovered the tranquil remains of Laurel Hill, once a thriving plantation and the birthplace of one of the greatest heroes of the Confederacy, J.E.B. Stuart. William and Elizabeth Letcher, the great-grandparents of J.E.B. Stuart, settled here in 1778, during […]

A Stolen Shrine?

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 082018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. In St. Augustine Church, located in the tiny southern Indiana community of Leopold, is displayed a shrine with a unique history. Its story is one of love and redemption that grew out of a time of sorrow and despair. In the darkest […]

Octagon Hall

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 192018
 

A couple of miles north of the friendly small town of Franklin, Kentucky, we came across a unique looking home with a fascinating history. Octagon Hall, which is listed on the Register of Historic Places, was built by a gentleman by the name of Andrew Jackson Caldwell, following the style of octagon shaped houses that […]

Aug 182018
 

As soon as the first European settlers arrived in the New World, conflicts for control of the land began between the newcomers and the Native people who had always called what would become America home. Conflicts that would result in bloodshed and tragedies on both sides. As colonists pushed ever inland from the coast, wars […]

Aug 112018
 

When it comes to supplying men who would go on to hold the highest office in the land, only the state of Virginia has been the birthplace of more future presidents than Ohio. Seven men from the Buckeye State would eventually live in the White House. One of the most colorful them was unquestionably Ulysses […]

Aug 102018
 

You can travel back in time to see what life was like in a small town in Ohio in the 1800s with a visit to Heritage Village Museum, just a few minutes from busy downtown Cincinnati. The living history museum has a collection of historic buildings that were moved to Sharon Woods Park, where visitors […]

Aug 062018
 

We are very familiar with Bowling Green, Kentucky because back when we were teaching at Life on Wheels one of our regular venues was at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green. It’s a friendly small city with a lot to see and do in the area, including cave tours and the always popular National Corvette […]

Aug 042018
 

We have visited a lot of museums around the country that honor our nation’s veterans, from the huge National Museum of the U.S. Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, to the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama, the West Point Museum in New York, and many more too numerous to list […]

Aug 012018
 

As history buffs, we have visited all kinds of historical sites in our travels, from Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields to historic homes, old forts, and all kinds of history museums in every corner of the country. We have walked the Freedom Trail in Boston and visited Paul Revere’s house. We stood on the […]