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What Happened at Appomattox Court House During the Civil War?

What happened at Appomattox Court House during the Civil War? On April 9, 1865, the small hamlet in south-central Virginia became eternally connected to one of the most historic events in U.S. History. That afternoon, General Robert E. Lee met with General Ulysses S. Grant to negotiate terms of surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Army. The small village remains today as a tourist…
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Every Day is Historic at Red Hill, Patrick Henry’s Final Home

I got to spend Independence Day 2017 at Red Hill, Patrick Henry's final home. Though July 4th is a historic date, every day of the year is historic at this gem in southern Virginia. The home and burial place of one of America's most notorious founding fathers is situated adjacent to the Staunton River near Brookneal in rural Charlotte County. Guests are welcomed year-round to enjoy this property…
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A Guide to Poplar Forest – Jefferson’s Other Home

Did you know Thomas Jefferson had a summer home? I didn't, so when I discovered I was only a short distance from his summer retreat, Poplar Forest, it was a no-brainer. I was going! Situated in Bedford County, Virginia, about a 15-minute drive from Lynchburg, is what I call, Jefferson's mini-Monticello. The secluded home considered by many to be Jefferson's, "most perfect and perfectly executed architectural work," is…
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Dirty Dancing Mountain Lake Lodge

Stay At the Resort Where ‘Dirty Dancing’ was Filmed and Have the Time of Your Life

In 1987, the iconic film, Dirty Dancing, was released and became a surprise box office success. The low-budget film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey went on to become an all-time classic movie with sustained popularity inspiring fans to seek out the serene location where Dirty Dancing was filmed. Mountain Lake Lodge in Pembroke, Virginia attracts guests from around the world to enjoy an outdoor adventure in the…
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Things to do in Huntsville, Alabama

Things To Do in Huntsville, Alabama and Why I’m a Raving Fan

I traveled to Huntsville, Alabama to attend the TBEX North America Conference. Being my first major travel blogger convention, I journeyed there intending to meet fellow travel bloggers, learn as much as possible to optimize my site and make it beautiful, and maybe, just maybe, squeeze in a little sight-seeing along the way. I had no idea upon my arrival as I stood to wait for the hotel…
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The Angel Oak Tree Near Charleston; a Free Low Country Favorite

I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. ~ Joyce Kilmer Located near Charleston on Johns Island is The Angel Oak. The enormous tree stands close to 67-feet tall and is estimated to be between four and five hundred years old. Some even surmise it could be up to 1,500 years old! The tremendous tree with its long branches creates shade that covers…
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