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29 best things to do in Vicksburg, Mississippi

Vicksburg is known as the Key City because of its strategic location during the American Civil War. President Abraham Lincoln said, “Vicksburg is the key. The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket.” On July 4, 1863, Union General Ulysses S. Grant put the key into the […]

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27 best things to do in Gulf State Park, Alabama

Explore miles of white sand beaches, hiking and biking trails, birding opportunities, and luxury lodging at Gulf State Park (GSP) on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The 6,150-acre park is the boundary between the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and it’s the perfect place to relax any time of year. The Perdido Beach Blvd. divides

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9 things to know about the Mustangs of Las Colinas

Nine things to know about The Mustangs of Las Colinas Nothing says freedom like wild horses joyfully galloping through a stream of cool water surrounded by endless pastures. The Mustangs at Los Colinas sculpture freezes that playful moment in time as nine bronze mustangs gallop endlessly through a stream in Williams Square Plaza. They run

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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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One-year blogging anniversary

Roxie on the Road celebrates one-year blogging anniversary Today, July 14, 2020, is Roxie on the Road’s one-year blog anniversary. Where has the time gone? Wherever it’s gone, we have come a long way, baby. Here is a look back at 10 memorable moments in our first year: Highlights at our one-year blogging anniversary For

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The black homesteader: William Johnson

A black artilleryman becomes a homesteader A gravestone in Goodland (Kan.) Cemetery honors Cpl. William Johnson, Company I, First United States Colored Heavy Artillery. This is his story. William Johnson of Hawkins County, Tenn., started his life as the property of his master. But before he died, Johnson was a property owner. He earned his

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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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