Sunday, February 28, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: “Leap Year Capital of the World”

Beyond the Campaign Trail: “Leap Year Capital of the World”

  That’s what Anthony, Texas calls itself. Population of  5,000 in El Paso County, it is the first town encountered in Texas when traveling eastbound on I-10 from New Mexico. Back in 1988 local resident Mary Ann Brown and her neighbor Birdie Lewis, both born on a leap day, approached the Chamber of Commerce with the Read Article

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Saturday, February 27, 2016
Journeys Into How Sweet It Was

How Sweet It Was

Long before Wayne Gretzky, it was Jackie Gleason who was known as “The Great One”. It is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Gleason this week. We honor him and his body of work – from the Honeymooners to American Scene Magazine to his movies (The Hustler, Smokey and the Bandit, Gigot,  and Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 27, 201611:27 pm
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: Sixth Street Viaduct, Famous as Movie Backdrop

Passing: Sixth Street Viaduct, Famous as Movie Backdrop

  Hollywood is losing one of its great icons — one spanning decades and runs a gamut of some of America’s best-known films. But this icon is not an actor  but rather a bridge: the Sixth Street Bridge, also known as the Sixth Street Viaduct, in LA. More from NPR.     ShareFollow

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Saturday, February 20, 2016
Journeys Into “How to Explore a Small Town”

“How to Explore a Small Town”

Helpful tips so you won’t feel you’ved missed anything, courtesy of Texas Escapes Magazine  (http://www.texasescapes.com) “These suggestions are for the layperson, historical tourist, curious traveler, or anyone who enjoys the quiet and understated thrills of small town exploration”. ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin February 20, 20164:03 pm
Friday, February 19, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Nevada’s Oldest Thirst Parlor

Soon all the votes will have been counted. The winners will raise a toast, those defeated will cry in their beer.  And the, it’s on to South Carolina and beyond. Win or lose, though, they might all consider paying a visit to a most unique place for their post-election analysis. The Genoa Bar and Saloon Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 19, 20166:15 pm
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Journeys Into Beyond the Campaign Trail: Nevada Foods

Beyond the Campaign Trail: Nevada Foods

  Most states have a food that they’re known for, or have even adopted as an official state food. The Georgia peach, Maine Lobsters, Texas Chili. Nevada, it seems, is harder to characterize. In fact when in 2013 Deadspin’s Great American Menu listed each state’s official or most famous food, none was included from Nevada – they Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 17, 201610:37 pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Journeys Into Passing: The Last Showgirl Revue On Vegas Strip

Passing: The Last Showgirl Revue On Vegas Strip

On February 11, “Jubilee” closed.  It was the last showgirl extravaganza on the Vegas Strip. The revue ran for nearly 35 years – 18,720 shows in all – before more than 18 million guests. Here are some interesting features via the Las Vegas Sun, The Las Vegas Review-Journal and NPR.     ShareFollow

Posted by: Admin February 13, 20164:08 pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Journeys Into International Pancake Race Day

International Pancake Race Day

After the New Hampshire Presidential primary, Mardis Gras in New Orleans is grabbing most of the headlines today. But it  is also International Pancake Race Day. The event is a unique Trans-Atlantic contest and tradition that occurs on Shrove Tuesday. It all started on  February 20, 1950, between people in Liberal, Kansas, and Olney, Buckinghamshire, England, creating Read Article

Posted by: Admin February 9, 20163:18 pm
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Journeys Into Courir de Mardis Gras

Courir de Mardis Gras

It’s Mardis Gras time, and, as usual, New Orleans is getting most of the attention. But the Mardis Gras tradition is alive and well beyond the Crescent City. The Courir de Mardis  is a traditional Mardis Gras event held in many Cajun communities of south Louisian on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. Courir de Mardi Gras is Cajun Read Article

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