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  • There are many reasons to visit historic cemeteries

    Sandra Scott, Senior Wire|Feb 1, 2017

    Cemeteries might not seem like a likely place to visit as a tourist but they are. Some people visit cemeteries to pay homage to presidents, artists, poets and other influential individuals. Others go to admire the art and architecture, while still others find the beautifully landscaped gardens a place to reflect. 1. Arlington National Cemetery. The military cemetery located just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., is the most visited cemetery in the United States. It is the grave...

  • Happy 100th birthday to the National Park System

    Sandra Scott, Senior Wire|Oct 1, 2016

    This year the National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday. Help them celebrate with a visit to one of their parks and/or monuments. There is bound to be one near your home. America owes a big thank you to John Muir, whose writings convinced the U. S. government to protect Yosemite, Sequoia, Grand Canyon and Mt. Rainier as national parks. Think what would have happened if they were not protected or fell into the hands of private promoters. Another thank you goes to Theodore Roosevelt...

  • wellesley island

    Sandra Scott, Senior Wire|Oct 1, 2013

    Wellesley Island is the second largest island in the Thousand Islands. Actually, there are many more than 1,000 islands in the St. Lawrence River. The area was once the playground of the rich and famous but now everyone can play. It is a great destination of its own with a wide variety of things to see and do. The first stop should be the Thousand Island Welcome Center where there are a plethora of brochures plus staff to answer questions. Check Visit1000islands.com or call 800-847-5263 for...

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