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    Geneva And Geneva On The Lake Ohio

    By etchr66

    It's summer time and its hot. What better way to cool down then to spend some time at the lake. With that in mind, our Namesake town for this entry is Geneva, Ohio and the nearby summer resort town of Geneva on the Lake. Both are located in Ashtabula County, which has a wealth of museums and sites of historic interest. In addition there are some eighteen covered bridges in the county, including both the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States. Add the ten or so wineries in the
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  • Foster Braun

    National Road Garage Sale 2018

    By Foster Braun

    Click here to listen...  Click here to download.   In  our 2018 Spring Viva Las Vegas issue , under the Friends in the Fast Lane column, the lead story was about an 824 mile long garage sale!  In this American Road Trip Talk podcast,  you are going to meet Pat McDaniel, the lady who dreamed up this great gathering.  The Historic National Road Garage sale took place from May 31 to June 4 Along US 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis.  For ore information visit their Historic National Road Meande
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  • Alex Burr - hester_nec

    Introduction

    By Alex Burr - hester_nec

    Hello. Tho I am new to this media, blogging, I am not new to American Road. I've been around since the beginning. I do have a road trip web site, but decided to give this blog a try to post my rather infrequent road trips in the Memphis, TN, area.   Being nearly 73 years old I'm old enough to remember the good old days of 2-lane road travel. Indeed, I went with my folks in the late 40's and early 50's on several trips from southern Maine to the Dayton, Ohio, area to visit friends and relatives
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    American Road Trip Talk: Heather Hausmann: Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial

    By Foster Braun

    Click here to listen… Click here to download… In the rough and tumble days of the late 1800’s, the little town of Sidney, Nebraska was an important military and commercial outpost on the railroad lines that were becoming the arteries of American expansion. It was indeed the Wild West, populated by such colorful characters as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane and earned the moniker, Toughest Town on the Tracks. In 2017 what was once called Sinful Sidney is celebrating its Sesquicentennial ( that’s
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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast): Pinball Wizard Pt. 1: The Guru Of Games

Click here to listen... Click here to download …   The spring issue of American Road Magazine focused on America’s love of games and a feature article by Terri Cook traced the Pinball Route down the east coast from New Jersey to the National Pinball Museum in Baltimore. Along the way we met, Todd Tuckey, the Pinball Wizard and proprietor of TNT Amusements, His Pennsylvania showroom specializes in the acquisition, restoration and sale of old, coin-operated video game machines. In Part 1 of o

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Judy Busy: Finding Bigfoot...again

Click here to listen… Click here to download   The 2012 summer edition of American Road Magazine celebrates some of the best columns, trips, interviews and stunning photographs presented during its first decade. This podcast brings back a favorite conversation with ARM founders, Thomas and Becky Repp, when they interviewed Judy Bushy from Happy Camp, CA. The subject was a bashful fellow named Big Foot and California's Bigfoot Scenic Byway, a breathtaking Northern California stretch running

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast): 10Th Anniversary Pt. 1 Florida Mermaid Tour

Click here to listen… Click here to download… In 2002 Thomas and Becky Repp took their dreams and turned them into American Road Magazine, a nationally syndicated travel publication celebrating our nation’s two lane highways. Its 2012 summer edition celebrates some of the best columns, trips, interviews and stunning photographs presented during that first decade. To mark this milestone, this podcast brings back one of Thomas and Becky’s first and favorite interviews with a mermaid, Barbara Wy

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Dave Silva: Gmc Motorhome, A Passion For The Past

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast) - Dave Silva: GMC Motorhome, A Passion For The Past Click here to listen… Click here to download…   We all have a trusted steed that carries across the American Road whether it’s a vintage Campervan or the latest Hybrid. But there is group of travelers with a peculiarly deep passion for an historic American Road transport: The GMC Motorhome. From 1974-1978 GMC made the only RV produced by a major automaker. Of the 12,000 made, 8000 are believed to still be

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Ray Dallaveccia Jr.: Slinky All American Toy

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Ray Dallaveccia Jr.: Slinky All American Toy Click here to listen… Click here to download …   Normally our podcasts introduce you to the people behind the places along the American Road that we visit in our magazine. In this interview, however, we are going to focus on a different kind of celebrity: a toy! Not just any toy, but Slinky, the All American Toy born during the battles of WWII and still internationally popular after more than half a cen

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Kurt Schumacher: Walking The War Of 1812

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Kurt Schumacher: Walking the War of 1812 Click here to listen... Click here to download   200 years ago this summer the War of 1812 secured Detroit for the United States and gave us our national anthem, the Star Spangled, among many other historic milestones. Its battles were fought from the steamy bayous of Louisiana, to the expanse of Baltimore’s harbor and the inland seas of the Great Lakes where we pick up our story.   In the spring edition of Amer

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Erika Nelson: Babe's Big Bat

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Erika Nelson: Babe's Big Bat Click here to listen… Click here to download …   The American Road is home to some of the most unique landmarks in the world from the Largest Catsup Bottle to Biggest Ball of String. In each issue of our magazine artist and educator Erika Nelson trains her gifted eye on one of these unique sentinels. This time it’s Babe’s Big Bat that is on deck; the world’s largest baseball bat that leans up against the Louisville Slugge

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Ruth Dobyns: Quaker Heritage Scene Byway

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Ruth Dobyns: Quaker Heritage Scene Byway   Click here to listen.. Click here to download …   For many years the designation of an American Byway meant the recognition of a very special route and a very special history of the American Road. In the Spring 2012 issue of American Road Magazine, we caught a quick glimpse of a brand new byway in the birthing, The Quaker Heritage Scenic Byway planned for southern Ohio. On this TripTalk our guest is Ruth Dobyns,

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Max Armstrong: Heritage Tractor Adventure

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Max Armstrong: Heritage Tractor Adventure Click here to listen... Click here to download…   It’s loud, it’s funky and definitely a whole lot of fun. It’s The Heritage Tractor Adventure in Morris, Illinois held this year from June 8-11, 2012. Nearly 200 vintage tractors that have been lovingly restored and carefully tended take to the road with a roar to celebrate the farmer’s iron work horse and best friend. To give you some of the history of the Herita

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Rosslyn Schultz: First Flush

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Rosslyn Schultz:First Flush   Click here to listen... Click here to download…   For the last two years we have followed the progress of one of the most eccentric art projects on the American Road: Bowl Plaza in Lucas, KS. And now the moment of truth has arrived: June 2, 2012 The First Flush.   We met Rosslyn Schultz, the curator of the Grassroots Museum in Lucas, back in 2010. At that point she was midway through the construction of Bowl Plaza, a public

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Donald Davidson: Kissing The Golden Brick Part 2

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Donald Davidson: Kissing The Golden Brick Part 2 Click here to listen... Click here to download…   In the spring 2012 edition of American Road Magazine our National Road column features a story Foster Braun wrote about the Indianapolis Speedway. In Part 2 of that series on the Indianapolis Speedway Donald Davidson, the track historian talks about the curious links between super-promoter Carl Fisher and the Speedway, Miami Beach and the birth of the Nationa

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Donald Davidson: Kissing The Golden Brick Part 1

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Donald Davidson: Kissing the Golden Brick Part 1   Click here to listen… Click here to download…   In the spring 2012 edition of American Road Magazine our National Road column features a story about the Indianapolis Speedway. Other than the fact that both surfaces were navigated in cars, you might well ask, how are they related?   In Part I of our two part series on the Indianapolis Speedway entitled Kissing the Golden Brick, my guest is track historia

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American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Vicki Royer: Ace In The Hole Part 2

American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Vicki Royer: Ace in the Hole Part 2 Click here to listen... Click here to download …   Behind all the romance of the motor courts that grew up in the early 50’s, there is a story of dedication and hard work on the part of the families that owned them. In this second part of our conversation, Vicki Royer, talks about how she landed at the Ace Motel in northwest South Dakota. She left home to pursue her own dreams, which took her to the gaming tables of La

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Vicki Royer: Ace In The Hole (Part 1)

American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Vicki Royer: Aces in the Hole (Part 1) Click here to listen... Click here to download …   Welcome to another one of our interviews from the American Road. This time we are traveling to Belle Fourche, South Dakota, last stop on the famous cattle drives of the late 1800's. The motel itself is typical of the homey, family run motels that dotted the American highways for many generations. Our guest Vicki Royer, is the latest of her family to offer rest to the

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast) - John & Ann Ridge: Yellowstone Trail

American Road Trip Talk (podcast) - John & Ann Ridge: Yellowstone Click here to download   During the last 5 years we have interviewed dozens of people behind the articles in our American Road Magazine but this time the subject has to do with one of our regular columns: On the Yellowstone Trail. John and Ann Ridge are a Wisconsin couple who have spent their retirement years uncovering and publicizing the history of the Yellowstone Trail.   In this interview John and Ann take us through

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Jake Sigal: Riding Digital Shotgun

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Jake Sigal: Riding Digital Shotgun Click here to listen... Click here to download…   American Road TripTalk is where you normally meet the people behind the stories and places on American Road Magazine. This show, however, will introduce you to a new companion for your next trip down that road.   If you can figure out how to listen to a podcast, there is a good chance that you understand some things about digital devices like iPods, smartphones and the d

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Andrea Jorgensen: Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days

American Road Trip Talk – Andrea Jorgensen: Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days Click here to listen... Click here to download …   Each issue of American Road Magazine has a regular column called On the Yellowstone Trail dedicated to the people and places along this historic highway. The idea for this northernmost of America’s transcontinental highways actually began 100 years ago in the wheat fields of the Midwest. So it’s fitting that one of the centennial parties for the Yellowstone Trail wo

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Erika Nelson: Supersized Fruit Cocktail

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Erika Nelson: Supersized Fruit Cocktail Click here to listen… Click here to download …   Erika Nelson is a traveling artist who has made it her life mission to chronicle and clone the largest landmarks along America’s classic byways. In each issue she has a think big column and the Winter Issue focused on a massive can of fruit cocktail that just happened to be a water tower. Erika will tell us all about that remarkable California landmark. *********

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Lars Johnson: Goats On The Roof

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Lars Johnson: Goats on the Roof Click here to listen… Click here to download …   ThisTripTalk is all about how a very special birthday present turned into a famous restaurant’s unique calling card. The location for this strange but charming site is Al Johnson’s Swedish Restaurant and Butik in Sister Bay, Wisconsin. The eatery is located near the tip of the beautiful Door County, which was the subject of a full-length article in our Winter edition of Americ

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American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Ray Scriber: Louisiana Main To Main Streets Part 2

American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Ray Scriber: Louisiana Main to Main Streets Part 2 Click here to listen… Click here to download… Part 2 of 2 This is part two of our conversation with Ray Scriber of the Louisiana department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism about that state’s Main-to-Main Street Program. During our first conversation Ray explained how that program is encouraging historic preservation in small towns across the state and he announced Louisiana’s 200th birthday celebration

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American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Ray Scriber: Part 1 Louisiana Main Streets

American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Ray Scriber: Part 1 Louisiana Main Streets Click here to listen... Click here to download   Part 1 of 2 What do Fat Tuesday, Fasching and Mardi Gras have in common? They are the same food and fun festival celebrated throughout the great state of Louisiana. But the Pelican state is famous for much more than this one day of the year. In this two-part Trip Talk segment, Ray Scriber of the Louisiana department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism will open your

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American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Andy Coulson: Fish Boil Fame

American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Andy Coulson: Fish Boil Fame Click here to listen… Click here to download …   Warning dieters. The following podcast may be dangerous for your diet! The White Gull Inn is a beautiful little hotel/bed and breakfast in Fish Creek, Wisconsin on the Door Peninsula. The winter edition of American Road Magazine features a tour of this colorful arm of the Badger state that forms the southern boundary of Lake Michigan’s Green Bay. As you’ll hear, the White Gull I

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American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Big Al Pelski: Toby's Clown School

American Road TripTalk (Podcast)- Big Al Pelski: Toby's Clown School Click here to listen... Click here to download …   Our Winter 2012 issue of American Road Magazine features a wonderful drive right down the middle of Florida on the Orange Blossom Trail. Just before you get to Lake Okeechobee you want to take time to visit the Toby the Clown Foundation in Lake Placid, the City of Murals. Big Al Pelski is the president of the Foundation and will be our guide during this podcast. If you

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