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Let Your Love Flow
Thursday, June 04, 2015      7 comments

I was listening to the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS) this morning, "My Music, Country Pop Legends". When I was growing up, if you had asked me if I liked country music, I'd have said "no!". Listening to this show, however, I realized how man... Read more
Small Town
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      7 comments

Small Town By John Mellencamp, 1985 Well I was born in a small town And I live in a small town Probably die in a small town Oh, those small ... Read more
I Am a Town
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      6 comments

After touring the USA, I thought we should slow down and get off the Interstates and major cities. Here's to the little towns and byways! I Am a T... Read more
Washington, District of Columbia
Sunday, May 31, 2015      8 comments

How can I finish the tour of the US without including Washington, District of Columbia? It is the seat of the US government, the capital of the US. Not a state, it was deliberately created to be under Federal jurisdiction of Congress. In 1973, t... Read more
Wyoming
Saturday, May 30, 2015      9 comments

End of the line, Wyoming, 50th alphabetically, the 44th to join the union. It's also the least populated state.The capital and largest city is Cheyenne. State nicknames: Equality State, Cowboy State, and Big Wyoming. The "Equality State" comes f... Read more
Wisconsin
Friday, May 29, 2015      5 comments

Wisconsin, the Badger State or America's Dairyland, joined the union as the 30th state, 49th alphabetically. The capital city is Madison, largest city Milwaukee. WI has earned its moniker as America's Dairyland - it produces a quarter of America... Read more
West Virginia
Thursday, May 28, 2015      8 comments

West Virginia became the 35th state to enter the United States, when it broke away from the Confederate state of Virginia to become a Union state in 1863. The capital and largest city is Charleston. Aphabetically, it's 48th. ... Read more
Washington State
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      8 comments

Officially The State of Washington, It's most often called Washington state to distinguish it from Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia) It was named after George Washington - the only state to be named after a President. It had been called th... Read more
Virginia
Tuesday, May 26, 2015      10 comments

The Commonwealth of Virginia was one of the original 13 colonies. The Old Dominion, or Mother of Presidents, was the 10th to ratify the constitution of the US. It's the 46th alphabetically - just the W's left after this! The capital is Richmond... Read more
Vermont
Monday, May 25, 2015      7 comments

Vermont, the Green Mountain State, is the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic*. It's the first state admitted to the Union, making it the 14th state, 45th alphabetically. The capital city is Montpelier, the largest city is Burling... Read more
Utah
Sunday, May 24, 2015      9 comments

Utah, the Beehive State, was the 45th to join the Union, 44th alphabetically. The capital and largest city is Salt Lake City. The city was founded by Brigham Young and other Mormon leaders in 1847, at (wait for it) Great Salt Lake. ... Read more
Texas
Saturday, May 23, 2015      6 comments

Texas, the Lone Star State, 28th to join the Union (after being an independent sovereign country for 9 years, hence "Lone Star State"), 43d in the alphabetical listing. Capital city: Austin; largest city: Houston; and largest Metropolitan Statis... Read more
Tennessee
Friday, May 22, 2015      5 comments

Tennessee, the Volunteer State, 16th to be admitted to the union, 42d alphabetically - we're racing down the home stretch! The capital and 2d largest city is Nashville, with Memphis being the largest city. Tennessee was the last to cecede to joi... Read more
South Dakota
Thursday, May 21, 2015      6 comments

South Dakota, 41st alphabetically, 40th to join the union, has multiple nicknames - oficially, The Mount Rushmore State, but also the Coyote State, Sunshine State, Blizzard State, Land of Infinite Variety, Artesian State, and Land of Plenty. Whe... Read more
South Carolina
Wednesday, May 20, 2015      4 comments

South Carolina, the Palmeto State, 8th of the 13 original colonies to ratify the US Constitution, 40th alphabetically. The capital and largest city is Columbia. Charleston is the oldest and second largest city. Not only was South Carolina the fi... Read more

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