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.
The Roman Baths for which this southwestern England city is named, are some of the most remarkable Roman ruins outside of Rome itself.
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.
The annual running of the world’s largest 10K attracts more than 60,000 participants and at least twice as many spectators. Runners, joggers and walkers replace cars along one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares, the venerable Peachtree Street.
Authorities nationwide are stepping up highway patrols this Fourth of July, traditionally one of the deadliest weekends on highways across the country.
The Blue Ridge Scenic Railway has been ferrying tourists and railfans between Blue Ridge, Ga., and the Georgia-Tennessee state line since 1998. The heritage railroad train departs from the historic 1906 Louisville & Nashville Railroad depot in downtown Blue Ridge and treks northward for an hour, providing riders with a beautiful view of the scenic North Georgia landscape.
Paris and France have some of the world’s most popular tourists attractions — from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to Versailles. But, the country is also known for its rude denizens. Now, some officials hope to change the country’s reputation in a bid to increase tourism, according to media reports.
North Georgia’s Dahlonega, a city of 5,000 located 65 minutes north of Atlanta, was the site of the very first gold rushes when, in 1849, Matthew Fleming Stephenson, an assayer with the Dahlonega Mint, stood on the steps of the courthouse and urged people not to head west in search of gold.
New changes proposed by the federal government aim to bring more transparency to how airlines charge for “certain basic airline services” above the base fare price, such as checked baggage. But the airline industry says the market can and does regulate itself and contends the new proposal is an overreach.
The labyrinth of sewers winding their way beneath the Paris streets is as legendary as the city upstairs. For anyone interested in learning more about this complex maze winding its way beneath the Parisian streets, a visit to Le Musée des Égouts de Paris (the Paris Sewer Museum) is an absolute must.