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Eisenhower in Abilene: 17 places to visit

Abilene, Kansas, is the home of Dwight Eisenhower, the 34th President of the United States. The pleasant city 130 miles west of Kansas City hosts the Eisenhower Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home, as well as many other Eisenhower-related sites. On June 22, 1945, General of the Army Dwight Eisenhower returned to Abilene after the United […]

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17 places to remember JFK’s assassination

In the Dallas Times Herald November 21, 1963, edition, Lee Harvey Oswald saw President John Kennedy’s (JFK) motorcade route. At that moment, Oswald painted a target on Kennedy’s back. Follow JFK and his assassin from November 21 to 25 on the JFK assassination tour. Oswald worked at the Texas Schoolbook Depository at Sixth and Elm

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The Ruth Paine House: Where JFK’s assassin spent his last free night

A cynical Ruth Hyde Paine might say, “No good deed goes unpunished.” The actual Paine said she would welcome Marina Oswald into her home again. “Would I open my home again to a woman I like, … who needed friendship and a place to live? Yes. However, “if I had not invited Marina to stay

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Abraham Lincoln visits Kansas after the Kansas-Nebraska Act

Follow Abraham Lincoln’s footsteps on the Kansas Lincoln Trail “If I went West, I think I would go to Kansas — to Leavenworth or Atchison.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1860 Lincoln wasn’t blowing smoke when he said he’d go to Kansas. He had already visited the state before politics’ requirements took him back East permanently. In

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Land and Sky Scenic Byway: Beauty, history

Explore Land and Sky Scenic Byway Of all the roads we’ve traveled, the road closest to our hearts is our road — Land and Sky Scenic Byway. Every one of the byway’s 88 miles is dear to us. Come explore Land and Sky Scenic Byway with us. We’ll see gorgeous agriculture, art, architecture, and learn

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Follow the Great Platte River Road

Follow historic overland trails along Nebraska’s Great Platte River Road The Great Platte River Road was the greatest migration route for Americans who yearned to conquer the West. Follow their road from Grand Island to Scottsbluff through Kearney (KAR-nee), North Platte (PLAT), and Ogallala (OH-guh-la-la).  An estimated 350,000 overland trail travelers took the route from

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Thomasville, Ga., is a feast for your senses

Feast your senses in Thomasville, Ga. Exploring Thomasville, Ga., is a sensory experience. Feast your senses with these things to do in Thomasville: Feel the bark of The Big Oak. Smell fragrant roses in Thomasville Rose Garden. Taste varied cuisines at Thomasville eateries. See fascinating shops and plantation homes. Listen to the breeze waft through

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