May 222020
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. A half-mile north of the Roosevelt Lake Bridge on Arizona State Route 188, a stone monument marks the spot where one of the Old West’s most colorful characters was killed. Even today, a hundred years later, there is much debate over […]

May 062020
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Today Sturgis, South Dakota is best known as the scene of the annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally, when thousands of bikers descend on the small town in August to party, show off their riding skills, and shop the vendors who set […]

Buried Sitting Up

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Jan 192020
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. At the City Cemetery in Mishawaka, Indiana we learned the story of William Aldrich, a decidedly colorful character of his time. Born around 1840, Aldrich was an eccentric and self-proclaimed atheist, along with being a gambler, horse trader, and some claim, […]

Jul 062019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. While we usually think of southern states when we think of Civil War battles, Missouri was actually a hotly contested state and saw many bloody skirmishes. While not the largest battle fought on Missouri soil, one of the most vicious was […]

10 Travel Books I Like

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 172019
 

There is more to RVing than just driving down the highway from one campground to another. America has many delightful and fascinating treasures that people drive by every day, never even knowing they exist. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here are some favorite travel guides that I refer to often. 50 States, 5,000 […]

A Dandy With A Sixgun

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 292019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. The Indians called him the Iron Man because it seemed like their arrows and bullets could not hurt him. The boys at the Bucket of Blood Saloon in Holbrook, Arizona called him a dandy because of his long flowing hair and […]

Feb 232019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Alongside a back road a few miles west of Boone, Iowa we found the lonely grave of a young pioneer boy who met a tragic death, only the first in a violent series of atrocities that stretched over five years and […]

“Mad” Anne Bailey

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II, available on Amazon. In the charming little town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, located on the bank of the wide Ohio River, we discovered the story of pioneer heroine Ann Bailey, whose life and adventures have become a part of the […]

Jun 262018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. Just steps away from the Mayflower II on the Plymouth, Massachusetts waterfront can be found an immortal icon to American history. Plymouth Rock has been a symbol of the pioneer spirit and the potential America holds for all who come here. […]

The Little Drummer Boy

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 172017
 

Note: This story about the youngest Civil War soldier in the Union Army is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. When President Abraham Lincoln called for 100,000 volunteers to fill the ranks of the Union Army in 1861, long lines of men and boys streamed into recruiting centers across the nation. Local […]