Betsy Ross House

Betsy Ross: A great story in American folklore

The story of Betsy Ross is one of the great American legends. While it’s a great story, it’s most likely just a legend. Most sources indicate the legend entered the nation’s annals of history in the 1870s as the country celebrated its centennial thanks to Ross’ grandson.





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The historic Atlanta Cyclorama painting and the famous Texas locomotive will move to the Atlanta History Center, which will construct a new building for the painting and artifacts.


Winter Park, Fla. (Photo by Todd DeFeo / (c) 2012)

With summer travel in full swing, many may be debating that age-old question: Better to fly of drive? An answer to that oft-debated question isn’t so clear-cut.


A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 en route to Kuala Lumpur was shot down on Thursday, July 17, over eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.

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Betsy Ross House

The story of Betsy Ross is one of the great American legends. While it’s a great story, it’s most likely just a legend. Most sources indicate the legend entered the nation’s annals of history in the 1870s as the country celebrated its centennial thanks to Ross’ grandson.


Roman Baths in Baths

The Roman Baths for which this southwestern England city is named, are some of the most remarkable Roman ruins outside of Rome itself.


(Photo by Todd DeFeo)

The sesquicentennial of the Civil War is an opportunity to reflect on the horrible fighting that divided our country a century-and-a-half ago, and it’s also an opportunity to explore some of the lesser-known battles.

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Loveless Cafe

The Loveless Cafe is a true throwback to another time when weary travelers needed a place to stay and something hearty to eat.


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Located in the luxurious Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village section, the 150-seat, family-friendly Sanaa – which is the Swahili word for “artwork” – merges tastes and spices from Indian and Africa into a unique culinary experience. It’s possible, this restaurant is one of the more unique eateries throughout the Walt Disney World Resort.


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It was dinnertime when we landed at Hobby Airport. So, my wife and I made a beeline for the hotel, dropped off our bags and headed to a Houston institution. The Rainbow Lodge is one of the city’s oldest eateries, and its menu falls a bit on the wild side. From antelope to buffalo to venison, this dining establishment puts a unique twist on a steak dinner.

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