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California Gold Country Sacramento Panning For Gold

Panning For Gold

Early gold prospectors could draw an ounce of gold out of the river in one day while panning for gold. As the rivers became crowded with prospectors, you could spend the entire day bent over, shoveling gravel, and maybe yield a dollar’s worth of gold. Did you know? Over 2 billion dollars in gold w... Read More

Little Italy

Little Italy

With over 40,000 people living in 17 small blocks, the Italian immigrants who moved into the area bordered by Canal, Lafayette, and Houston streets faced severe outbreaks of such diseases as tuberculosis. Although afflicted by illness and poverty, this area was alive with the authentic smells, sites... Read More

Curry Hammock State Park

Curry Hammock State Park

Several small islands in the middle Florida Keys make up Curry Hammock State Park. The park is ideal for a variety of activities, including snorkeling, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, as visitors explore the range of unique habitats. Mangrove swamps and seagrass beds provide many opportunities to se... Read More

Starfish

What You Didn’t Know About Starfish

Starfish, also commonly known as sea stars, are among the most visibly recognized sea creatures, but did you know that a starfish is not actually a fish? Here are more interesting facts about starfish. There are more than 2,000 different species of starfish. Starfish lack some of the main defining ... Read More

Christian Travel - MLK Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial opened in August of 2011 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. A calm and reflective space, the memorial consists of a crescent-shaped Inscription Wall and a plaza along the Tidal Basin which houses a statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. The Inscription ... Read More

Chicago's Magnificient Mile

Magnificent Mile

The Magnificent Mile, in the heart of Chicago and “one of the great avenues of the world,” is a famous section of North Michigan Avenue complete with fabulous shops, restaurants, offices, and hotels. In 1909, city planners envisioned a plan to turn the Indian trading post into a major commercial... Read More

Fords Theater

Ford’s Theatre and Petersen House

On the evening of April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln went to the theater to see the play “Our American Cousin.” They were seated in Box 7 at Ford’s Theatre, overlooking the stage. At a little past 10:00 PM, John Wilkes Booth slipped into the hall outside the President’s box. Duri... Read More

The White House - Washington, D.C.

Who Named The White House?

Each president leaves his own unique mark on our country. Theodore Roosevelt, our 26th president, made his mark in several ways throughout his eight years of presidency. He was well known for his friendly and outgoing personality, leadership skills, and his wide variety of hobbies and interests. How... Read More

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