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Old Courthouse, Warren County - Vicksburg, Mississippi: A Place Not to Be Missed

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.23.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Traveling on a steamboat in the 21st century is not only unique but allows you to relive an era long past that was filled with beauty and strife. My recent journey on the American Queen Steamboat was such a trip.

An Iranian-American 'Pioneer' Celebrates 50 years in America

David Shams | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
David Shams

On Feb. 7, Beatles lovers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's arrival in America. While I like the Beatles, my siblings and I will be celebrating a different 50th anniversary: The arrival of our father in the United States.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

How The West Was Won: 'First 85' Family Reunion Celebrates Black Pioneers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.11.2012 | Black Voices

Histories of the Civil War and the mid-19th century mineral rush abound. But what happened shortly thereafter, when newly freed African Americans soug...

Donner Party: Did They or Didn't They?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Gabrielle Burton

Of the 81 pioneers trapped in the mountains, a little over half survived. Even if it were provable that no one turned to cannibalism, why do people today care so much whether they did or didn't?

Aspen Trees in the Breeze

Brigitte Mars | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Brigitte Mars

As we move into this season of glorious golden aspen trees, we might wonder about the history, lore and uses of this plant, beautiful enough to cause one to take a long drive into the Colorado mountains to be amazed.

12 Months of Great Reads

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth C. Davis

Here are my twelve: Each book celebrates the birth month of an author, a holiday or some other event connected to that month.