Tag: Travel

Country Roads, Take Me Home

  Take the back roads instead of the highways. American entertainer and philanthropist, Minnie Pearl, was born on this day in 1912 (died 1996). Known professionally as Minnie Pearl, Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Old Opry for more than 50 years and on the television show …

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I am older than Alaska

But just by a couple of days. On this date in 1958, President Eisenhower signed a bill approving Alaskan statehood. My wife and I visited Anchorage, Alaska back in 1992-ish. It’s a big city, and an even bigger state. Yes, I realize that, unlike the email of a certain Presidential candidate, the size of Alaska …

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