Three Pebbles

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 112020
 

The days of our nation’s westward expansion fill the pages of history with stories of newfound wealth, people acquiring land that they could never have if they had not chosen the difficult and sometimes dangerous path West, and many times, tragedies. This is the story of one such tragedy. When a young woman from Elmore, […]

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 […]

Apr 302020
 

?Note: I spent most of yesterday making corrections to what I have already written in my new Big Lake book. Just as I was finishing with that, I did something wrong and scrambled about half of the document. Sentences and even blocks of paragraphs seemed to jump around, sometimes even showing up in different chapters. […]

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 […]

Jun 192019
 

Just a few miles from busy State Route 99 in the heart of California’s San Joaquin Valley is a reminder of the hopes and dreams that helped build our nation, and of a man whose life story is one of perseverance and proof that where we start out in life has nothing to do with […]

Oct 142018
 

If you enjoy exploring small-town museums as much as we do, make it a point to visit the friendly little town of Wytheville, located in western Virginia at the junctions of Interstates 77 and 81. Here you will find not just one or two interesting little museums that are well worth a visit, but five, […]

Sep 302018
 

We have all heard the stories about how the children of celebrities often cannot seem to adapt to life, all too often falling victim to alcohol or drug abuse while living in (and trying to live up to) the shadow of their famous parents. Unfortunately, this is not a new phenomenon, as the tragic story […]

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 […]

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 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 […]