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Sigfried Trent
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Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad: I’ve always believed that a fun way to learn history is through the experience of riding a train. There’s something antiquated yet charming about riding trains. Between the conductors and the world flying by outside your window, there’s a sentimental and nostalgic appeal to train travel. Cuyahoga Valley Preservation and Scenic Railway Association In 1880,… The post Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/PwNZpq
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Driving Tour of Cuyahoga Valley National Park: The Cuyahoga River burned 13 times since 1868. Before Cuyahoga Valley became a national park, numerous industrial plants occupied the area, and for a hundred years, they dumped their waste into the river. Imagine a river made of chemical sludge, oozing through Northeast Ohio and into Lake Erie. Debris and trash caught in black heavy… The post Driving Tour of Cuyahoga Valley National Park appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/PwBFR4
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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park: Near the junction Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee and within the Appalachian Mountains, lies an area well-traveled by Native Americans centuries before European settlers arrived in the 1600s. The Shawnee called this area “Athiamiowee,” meaning “Path of the Armed Ones,” while the Cherokee called the area “Warrior’s Path.” Both tribes used the area as a hunting… The post Cumberland Gap National Historical Park appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/PvyZVp
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Great Courses: The History of the United States, 2nd Edition: I do nearly all of the driving for our adventures, not so much due to skill but temperament. I don’t stress easily and while driving is one of the few things that can get me wound up it normally doesn’t. Trail, on the other hand, can get pretty stressed out just being a passenger when we… The post Great Courses: The History of the United States, 2nd Edition appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/PvZ1Bf
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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial: Following part of the Lincoln Heritage Trail, we drive two hours to Abraham Lincoln’s third home in Indiana. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial marks the location where Abraham Lincoln grew to manhood. Located in Lincoln City, Indiana, this site preserves farm site where the Lincoln family lived from 1816 to 1830. It is an inspiring… The post Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/Ptw0Lp
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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park: When we’re on the road our choice for entertainment isn’t music, but history lessons from Audible.com. So when we visit a National Monument or National Historic Park, being at that location helps me put all the history into a meaningful context, making it feel real and alive. Through the site’s preservation and interpretation, we can think… The post Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/Ptf8WD
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Best Cave Tours of Mammoth Cave: After writing a lengthy article on “How to Visit Mammoth Cave National Park,” I feel that I should make suggestions as to which cave tours to go on. We spent two weeks in the Mammoth Cave area and got to go on many of major tours that the National Park Service offered. Historic Tour or… The post Best Cave Tours of Mammoth Cave appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/Pt4bMB
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Cottonwoods RV Park and Campground: Columbia MO: Cottonwoods RV Park is an excellent park all around. They are not especially fancy, but they cover the basics very nicely indeed. We Paid: $40 per night for 2 nights Discounts Used: Good Sam Address (GPS Link): 5170 N. Oakland Gravel Rd Columbia, MO 65202 Website: http://cottonwoodsrvpark.com/ Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Games… The post Cottonwoods RV Park and Campground: Columbia MO appeared first on The Adventures of Trail & Hitch. http://dlvr.it/Pt1ftb
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