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  1. 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 Meanderings page on Facebook or www. oldstorefrontantiques.com
  2. Click here to listen… Click here to download. In the winter of 2018, American Road Magazine published a 15th Anniversary issue of the magazine to highlight the special people and places we have visited during those years. One of our favorites was Terry “Ike” Clanton, a descendant of one of the cowboys cut down in the infamous battle of the OK Corral. The story has always been seen as a paean to Old West rough justice where retribution was swift and final. "Not so!" says Terry Clanton. So we invite you to listen to a very different side of the story…what famous announcer Paul Harvey used to call…the rest of the story. Here is Terry Clanton in an interview from 2017. You can read more details in vol. 15, num. 4 of American Road Magazine. ******************************* OK Corral Podcast Final.mp3
  3. To inaugurate a new era and look at American Road Magazine, we are reviving a feature that has helped our readers dig deeper and enjoy more fully the articles that appear in our quarterly magazine. Just over 10 years ago we published our first podcast. American Road Magazine has been noted for its great photography and prolific prose. Therefore It was a novel thing, at the time, to introduce a spoken segment as an offering to its readers. In the brief decade since, podcasts have become more and more prevalent forms of communication for everything from newspapers to budding gurus. Therefore we are launching our shiny, new website with a new series of regular podcasts. They will focus on the people and places that we visit in the magazine. Today we travel back to conversations recorded in 2007 with retired Mermaid, Barbara Wynns, whom you can see pictured in her heyday at Weeki Wachee Spring. We hope that you will enjoy these conversations and join us here often. Click here to listen to the Podcast. Click here to download the Podcast.
  4. 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 150 candles) between Aug. 18-20 with a double extravaganza. One is man-made and the other is Mother Nature made and utterly unique. Our guest Heather Haussmann, Cheyenne County Visitor and Convention Bureau, which is based in Sidney, has all the details for both events. ############ Sinful Sidney’s Sesquicentennial This summer the “toughest town on the tracks” is rolling out the red carpet for lovers of the Wild West and good old fashioned family fun. Whether you are a classic car enthusiast, history buff or just making plans for a family vacation, you’ll want to save August 18-21 for a visit to Sidney, NE. If any place knows how to throw a great party, it’s Sidney. Over the last 150 years the town, known as the “Wickedest Town in the West”, has seen the likes of Buffalo Bill, Wild Bill Hickok, and Calamity Jane. Good food, non-stop entertainment, a classic car show and loads of activities for kids will be topped off by two extraordinary light shows. The first one will be a spectacular firework display on Sunday night at the Cheyenne County Fair Grounds. The second one will be a once in a lifetime experience put on Mother Nature. On Monday, August 21, Western Nebraska will be one of the best places in the country to watch a total eclipse of the sun—make Sidney your hub. This will be the first total solar eclipse visible in continental United States for the 38 years and you will have one of the best seats in the house. Nebraska is one of a few places in the country that will be under the complete blackout as the moon blanks out the sun and day turns to night for nearly 3 minutes. It will be an historic event for young and old alike. This summer Sinful Sidney 150 will be an awesome opportunity to enjoy a good old fashioned community celebration and get a good night’s rest before witnessing the rare historic event of a total solar eclipse. It’s an experience your family will treasure for the rest of their lives. Don’t forget to mark the dates, August 18-21, 2017 in Sydney, NE. It’s going to be an unforgettable event that you won’t want to miss. For more information visit cheyennecountytourism.com and follow the celebration on Facebook at “Sinful Sidney 150 Sesquicentennial Celebration.” ######## Pick up a copy of American Road magazine and don't miss another edition! Find a Store: http://dld.bz/AMRoadRetailOutlets Preview the current issue: http://americanroadm...previewmag.htm
  5. Sidney, Nebraska had the reputation of being the Toughest Town on the Tracks in the late 1800's. These images are part of the 150 anniversary celebration Aug. 18-21, 2017.
  6. From the album: Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial

    On October 3, 2016, Bass Pro Shops announced an agreement to acquire Cabela's for $5.5 billion.[7]
  7. From the album: Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial

    The company that would become a sporting goods reseller and chain was started in 1961. Richard N. Cabela purchased $45 worth of fishing fliesat a furniture expo in Chicago which he then advertised for sale in a local newspaper advertisement.[2] When his first effort produced only one response, he placed an ad in a national magazine, Sports Afield, which was more successful. Included with each order was a catalog of other products for sale by Cabela.[2] As the business grew, Cabela and his wife Mary moved their operation to Sidney, Nebraska in 1963. Dick's brother Jim also joined the business. From those modest beginnings, the company has since grown to a publicly traded corporation with over $3 billion in annual sales.[3] On February 17, 2014, founder Dick Cabela died at his home in Sidney, Nebraska, at the age of 77
  8. From the album: Sinful Sidney Sesquicentennial

    Aug. 18-21, 2017 Sesquicentennial
  9. Foster Braun

    Glenn House

    In spring 2017, the Voices from the Backstairs Tour was launched at the restored Victorian mansion within view of the Mighty Muddy Mississippi. According to Tom Grantham, President of the Glenn House Historical Association, the tour is an American version of Downton Abbey, covering much of the same world changes. An upper apartment, accessed from the rear of the house, which was the servant quarters, has been completely restored. In this episode of American Road Trip Talk, Tom fills in the history of this elegant Mississippi mansion.
  10. Click here to listen... Click here to download… The Glenn House, a restored Victorian mansion with views of the river on Spanish Street, has been a classic part of Cape Girardeau, MO since it opened for tours in 1980 after a substantial restoration and regularly offers tons of reasons to visit, from their Christmas tours to their inclusion in First Friday with the Arts, Pumpkinpalooza, whiskey tastings and everything in between. Now the folks at the Glenn House are bringing the stories of the domestic staff to life with their new Voices from the Backstairs tour. When Christmas 2016 wrapped up, instead of returning the decorations to their second floor storage room where they'd been kept for decades, they were moved off site and the restoration of the servant's room began.The Historical Association of Great Cape Girardeau operates the Glenn House, and members rolled up their sleeves and went to work fixing damage to the plaster ceilings and walls, painting, tracking down a period correct light fixture and rewiring it and selecting furnishings at local antique shops that would speak to the experiences of a servant from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. Members also researched and created an interpretive program, so when you tour the Glenn House, you can hear what life was like for domestic help at a time of great change for our nation. The servant's room will be included on normal tours of the Glenn House, and stay tuned for special "Voices from the Backstairs" tours that will enter the home in the back, just like a servant would have, and focuses on the kitchen, wash room, servant's room and the rest of the home through the lens of those who worked there. The Glenn House welcomes guests for tours Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 p.m., May - October. For more information, see VisitCape.com/Discover/The-Glenn-House ######### Pick up a copy of American Road magazine and don't miss another edition! Find a Store: http://dld.bz/AMRoadRetailOutlets Preview the current issue: http://americanroadm...previewmag.htm
  11. Foster Braun

    Veils, Vettes and Vows

    Images from the Haggerty display at the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise in Detroit, Michigan. Drive thru wedding chapel for renewing vows while in cars.
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