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 […]

He Never Smiled Again

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 082019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. There are many interesting tales of tragedy and heroism associated with Great Lakes shipwrecks, and one we found intriguing was that of the steamship Independence and one of her crewmen, Amos Stiles, the man who never smiled again. The Independence was built […]

Mar 052019
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula is wild country, with thousands of square miles of dense rainforest, broken here and there by deep rivers and steep hills to the south, giving way to towering mountains in the north. Even today, in this age of […]

Nov 142018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery II. These days, Eastland, Texas is a quiet little town located just off Interstate 20, between Fort Worth and Abilene. But at one time Eastland was a bustling place, as the county seat and the center of trade for the local oil […]

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 […]

Christ On The Ohio

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Poised high on a hill overlooking the Ohio River in the tiny Indiana town of Troy stands a beautiful testament to love that was conceived during a terrible period of ugliness and hate. The Christ of the Ohio monument towers nineteen feet […]

Poker Alice

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202018
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. The Old West was populated by a remarkably colorful collection of adventurers, dreamers, rebels, and misfits. It took men and women of outlandish character to be willing to explore new lands, endure the hardships that accompanied pioneer life, and survive under conditions […]

Sheriff Buckshot Lane

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 282017
 

Note: This is a story from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. Tough Texas lawmen are legendary characters who painted the West with broad brushstrokes, their exploits living on long after their mortal souls have departed this earth, and with every retelling their stories seem to get bigger, until the line between fact […]

The Pig War

 Posted by at 1:00 am  Nick's Blog
May 112017
 

Note: This story is from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery. The United States and Canada have enjoyed a long and friendly relationship. Our boundary with our neighbors to the north is the longest unguarded border in the world. But there was a time when a lowly pig almost brought the two nations […]

Mar 162017
 

Note: This is a story from my book Highway History And Back Road Mystery, available in print and e-book format from Amazon. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Tell City, Indiana is a pleasant little community of wide streets, modest homes with well trimmed lawns, and friendly small businesses. The city’s downtown area […]