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  1. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Max Armstrong: Heritage Tractor Adventure
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    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 Heritage Tractor Adventure we spoke with Max Armstrong, the Voice of Agriculture on WGN Radio for the best part of 40 years. Max's agricultural reports are now heard on a network of smaller stations throughout the Midwest and on the Internet. Max Armstrong is as colorful as the festival that he has organized and you won’t need to be a farmer to catch his enthusiasm for this great family adventure on the American Road.
     

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    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)- Rosslyn Schultz:First Flush
     
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    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 restroom/ art project behind the museum built in the shape of an actual toilet. You really need see the photo album on the Grassroots Museum website to appreciate the artwork involved here. While laughter may be one of Rosslyn’s gifts, she and her fellow artists are deadly serious about this artsy outhouse, as you will hear in this interview.

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  3. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Donald Davidson: Kissing the Golden Brick Part 1
     
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    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 historian Donald Davidson. He is uniquely qualified to tell the tale of this famous race course since he is its full time historian, a position found nowhere else in the world. Donald tells us in this segment how he came all the way from Great Britain to be the track historian and about how the Indianapolis Speedway was born from a vision that Carl Fisher had to promote the newly introduced automobiles to the American public.

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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Donald Davidson: Kissing The Golden Brick Part 2
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    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 National Road. But Don is most excited when he describes his realm, the magnificent Indianapolis Speedway museum.
     

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    American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Vicki Royer: Ace in the Hole Part 2
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    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 Las Vegas where she became a skilled dealer. I fact Vicki was so good she was chosen to deal cards for the World Championship of Poker. But as they say, there’s no place like home and we pick up the conversation with Vicki Royer as she talks about returning home to help her parents run the family motel in Belle Fourche, South Dakota.
     
     

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  6. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Vicki Royer: Aces in the Hole (Part 1)
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    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 weary travelers and enthusiastic tourists heading for Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills.
     
    This is part one of two podcasts dedicated to this motel that appeared in the Spring 2012 issue of American Road Magazine. So be sure to catch part two of our conversation to find out the connection between the Ace Motel and famous Hollywood cowboy hero John Wayne.
     

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  7. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (podcast) - John & Ann Ridge: Yellowstone
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    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 the unique history of one of America’s great transcontinental highways developed in the early 1900’s at the same time that the Lincoln Highway was growing. The story of the Yellowstone Trail began in the middle of the country and worked its way west and then east. The history of this Heritage Highway is interwoven with the development of interconnecting roads spurred on by the growing popularity of a marvelous new machine, the personal automobile. Visit John and Ann's Yellowstone Trail website for more information.
     
     

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  8. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Jake Sigal: Riding Digital Shotgun
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    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 device we’ll talk about. This special American Road TripTalk podcast is all about a new digital way of taking your favorite traveling tunes, audiobooks and radio stations on the road with you. This podcast includes an interview conducted by Foster Braun with Jake Sigal the inventor of Livio Radio. This simple but elegant car kit is used along with a free application that you download to connect a smartphone wirelessly to any car radio. It's a perfect companion for long road trips.
     
    Click on these links to find out more about Livio's free car Internet radio application for iPhone and Android and the Livio Radio Car Kit .
     

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  9. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk – Andrea Jorgensen: Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days
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    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 would take place Spring 2012 in northwest Wisconsin. May 11-13th Hudson, Wisconsin on the beautiful St. Croix River will kick off the 100th birthday party with Yellowstone Trail Heritage Days. Andrea Jorgensen of the Hudson Convention and Visitors Bureau has all the details for our American Road listeners.
     

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  10. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Erika Nelson: Supersized Fruit Cocktail
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    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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    Wintertime in Wisconsin is all about having fun. In fact, it’s where the great outdoors and the great indoors come together. So whether you like to ski, snowmobile, get a massage or visit an indoor waterpark, Wisconsin is your winter destination. For the latest snow conditions around the state, check out the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report. And bring all the fun Wisconsin has to offer to your fingertips by downloading the free Travel Wisconsin iPhone or Android app.
     

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    Mardi Gras may be a memory but Louisiana is anxious for you to find about all its rich history from its French Canadian south to its German north. Find out more at
    www.louisianamaintomain.org.!


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    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Lars Johnson: Goats on the Roof
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    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 American Road Magazine. Our guest and guide is Lars Johnson son of the restaurant’s founder Al Johnson.
     

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    Wintertime in Wisconsin is all about having fun. In fact, it’s where the great outdoors and the great indoors come together. So whether you like to ski, snowmobile, get a massage or visit an indoor waterpark, Wisconsin is your winter destination. For the latest snow conditions around the state, check out the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report. And bring all the fun Wisconsin has to offer to your fingertips by downloading the free Travel Wisconsin iPhone or Android app.
     
     

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    Mardi Gras may be a memory but Louisiana is anxious for you to find about all its rich history from its French Canadian south to its German north. Find out more at
    www.louisianamaintomain.org.!

     
     

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  12. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (podcast)– Ray Scriber: Louisiana Main to Main Streets Part 2
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    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 coming in November of 2012.
    During this second segment Ray talks about some of the unique areas to visit in this richly diverse state. We also get the inside scoop on the different ways that Mardi Gras is celebrated across the Pelican State and learn where to find those Gone With The Wind, moss covered southern mansions.

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    Wintertime in Wisconsin is all about having fun. In fact, it’s where the great outdoors and the great indoors come together. So whether you like to ski, snowmobile, get a massage or visit an indoor waterpark, Wisconsin is your winter destination. For the latest snow conditions around the state, check out the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report. And bring all the fun Wisconsin has to offer to your fingertips by downloading the free Travel Wisconsin iPhone or Android app.
     

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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
    www.louisianamaintomain.org!

     

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    American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Ray Scriber: Part 1 Louisiana Main Streets
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    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 eyes to the wonderful celebrations of Main Street Louisiana from the Cajun Bayous of the Mississippi Delta to the German settlements of northeast Louisiana. It’s a trip you won’t want to miss.
     

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    Wintertime in Wisconsin is all about having fun. In fact, it’s where the great outdoors and the great indoors come together. So whether you like to ski, snowmobile, get a massage or visit an indoor waterpark, Wisconsin is your winter destination. For the latest snow conditions around the state, check out the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report. And bring all the fun Wisconsin has to offer to your fingertips by downloading the free Travel Wisconsin iPhone or Android app.
     
     

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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
    www.louisianamaintomain.org!

     

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    American Road Triptalk (Podcast)- Andy Coulson: Fish Boil Fame
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    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 Inn is not only famous for its historic genteel setting but also as one of Wisconsin’s culinary traditions: the fish boil. Our host Andy Colson will fill in all the details in just a moment.

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    Wintertime in Wisconsin is all about having fun. In fact, it’s where the great outdoors and the great indoors come together. So whether you like to ski, snowmobile, get a massage or visit an indoor waterpark, Wisconsin is your winter destination. For the latest snow conditions around the state, check out the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report. And bring all the fun Wisconsin has to offer to your fingertips by downloading the free Travel Wisconsin iPhone or Android app.
     
     
     

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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
    www.louisianamaintomain.org!

     

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    American Road TripTalk (Podcast)- Big Al Pelski: Toby's Clown School
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    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 think clowning is just about funny noses and flowers that squirt water, you’re in for an education.
     

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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
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    American Road TripTalk (Podcast)- Carol Schwantes: The Original Sundae
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    Two Rivers, Wisconsin is a town in love with history. It has four historical settings that celebrate everything from the birth of one of America's favorite fountain treats to a labor saving device that everyone who has done laundry appreciates.Carol Schwantes, who is one of the guides at the Washington House Museum, is our guide to the wealth of history in this Lake Michigan town.


    American Road TripTalk (Podcast)- Carol Schwantes: The Original Sundae
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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at www.louisianamaintomain.org coming soon!


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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Lt. Mike Kline: Part 2 CSI and the Repentant Assassin
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    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    This is part 2 of our interview with Lt. MikeKline, Quartermaster for the Berrien County Sherriff's Dept. who is the keeper of the machine guns used in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre. During this concluding interview Lt. Mike reveals how examination of the guns used in the bloodbath became the key to launching what we now call CSI (Crime Scene Investigation.) Our guest also has a fascinating story of repentant assassin.
     
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Lt. Mike Kline: Part 2 CSI and the Repentant Assassin
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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Lt. Mike Kline: Part 1 Cowboys and Tommy Guns
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    We wrap up our coverage of the Gangland fall 2011 issue of American Road Magazine with The St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago. Our guest is Lt. Mike Kline, Quartermaster for the Berrien County Sherriff's Dept. on the shores of Lake Michigan. His office is home to the two Thompson submachine guns used in that bloodbath and in this first of two segments, Lt.Mike will tell how these brutally efficient killing machines started out as the cowboy's best friend!
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Lt. Mike Kline: Part 1 Cowboys and Tommy Guns
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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Bob McMurray: Rookwood Speakeasy
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    Butte, Montana may sit a mile above sea level butsome of the most interesting secrets of this rugged mining town are underneathits current streets. In this podcast BobMcMurray, the owner of Butte Underground Tours is going to tells us all about alevel of history that folks were walking all over until it was recentlyrediscovered. Perhaps the mostfascinating find of all, the Rookwood Speakeasy, was hidden behind a mirror.Join us for this modern day, wild west treasure hunt.
     
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Bob McMurray: Rookwood Speakeasy
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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Susan Anderson: Pretty Boy's Death Mask
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    Our fall issue of American Road Magazine has featured the theme of Gangsters. There have been some very interesting highlights, but possibly one of the most curious among them is the story of Pretty Boy Floyd's death mask. Charles Arthur Floyd's career as Public Enemy#1 ended in a hail of bullets on Oct 22, 1934 near the southeast Ohio town of East Liverpool. His body was transported to the nearest funeral home where we will pick up the story with our guest Susan Anderson. She manages the most recent incarnation of that funeral home, the Sturgis House bed and breakfast.
     
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    Plan to celebrate Mardi Gras in Louisiana's Main Street communities in February 2012! For detailed information on all Mardi Gras happenings in Main Street communities across Louisiana, watch for the events calendar at
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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Robert Raines: Gangster Museum of America
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    Hot Springs, Arkansas has a lot to be proud of including its salutary springs that have been refreshing folks since the beginning of our country and it is also the site of one of America's first national parks. However, Hot Springs is also noted as the favorite hang out for the country's most notorious gangsters during the first half of the 20th Century. All that is immortalized in the GangsterMuseum of America in the Hot Springs National Park. Director, Robert Raines will guide us through the colorful history of this exotic hole in the wall for America's most wanted.
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Robert Raines: Gangster Museum of America
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    Experience a month-long extravaganza of festivals and special events in November. Louisiana Main Street and designated Main Street Communities throughout the state host the annual"Louisiana Main to Main: A Cultural Road Show" to collectively showcase our culture, commerce, history, and our abundance of creative and natural assets, and encourages road trips from one Main Street community to the next.
     
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    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Dr. Cristina Schnider: Night Driving Safety
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    What is the least favorite part of a trip? No matter where you are headed or how long the trip is, the least pleasant aspect of the journey is usually driving at night. Signs are harder to read, the fellow coming at you won't dim his headlights and there's always the concern that something will dart out in front of you, particularly on winding rural roads. You could decide to drive only in the daytime but for most of us that isn't a reasonable option. Fortunately Dr. Cristina Schinder, Senior Director, Medical Affairs for Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, has great advice that will help you keep trucking through the darkest night, safely.
    Key facts about night driving:
    According to a nationwide survey conducted on behalf of Road & Travel magazine and ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, nearly one of every three drivers say they have difficulty seeing all or most of the time while driving in the dark.
    Starting at age 20, the amount of light needed to drive doubles every 13 years, so by the time a person is about 60, they'll need 10 times as much light as a 19 year old to see clearly.
    The per-mile crash rate for teenage drivers is three times higher after 9 p.m. than during the day.
    25% of travel occurs during hours of darkness, and 49% of fatal crashes occur at night.
    According to the National Safety Council, the fatality rate at nighttime is three times higher than the daytime rate

     

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    This podcast is also brought to you by the Illinois Lincoln Highway Coalition. This fall plan a visit to the amazing corn maze tribute to the Lincoln Highway Centennial at Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Il. The first Seedling Mile of this historic highway was laid in Malt. Test your orienteering skills and try not to get lost in the 10 acre corn maze with 3 miles of pathways and two bridges. The maze opens Saturday, August 31 and runs through late October. Find out more about this colossal corn curiosity by visiting jonamacorchard.com/

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  23. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)- Robert Cashel: Denver Mint Robbery Tour
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    The Fall 2011 issue of American Road Magazine is all about the lurid lives of America's gangsters, their hangouts, histories and holdups. One of the most famous heists of the 1920's was the Great Denver Mint Robbery for which no one was formally charged. Now you can try to solve the mystery yourself and have a great time getting to know Denver, Colorado with the Denver Mint Robbery Tour. Who better to tells us all about it than Mr.Big himself, Robert Cashel, the tour director.
     
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    Experience authentic Louisiana heritage, music, art and crafts, food, and much more during a month-long extravaganza of festivals and special events in November. Louisiana Main Street and designated Main Street Communities throughout the state host the annual"
    Louisiana Main to Main: A Cultural Road Show" to collectively showcase our culture, commerce, history, and our abundance of creative and natural assets, and encourages road trips from one Main Street community to the next.


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  24. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Dan Monaghan: Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail
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    There are some special tools you'll want to have handy for this road trip: Bicarbonate of Soda,Tums, Pepto-Bismol and in extreme cases, a defibrillator. This all presumes that you stop and eat at each one of the restaurants marked on theGreen Chile Cheeseburger Trail in New Mexico! Come to think of it, you might want to set aside the next 12 months to hit every bar, grill, restaurant or drive through in that great western state to try those one-of a-kind Southwest delicacies.
    Chiles, green and red are the state vegetable of New Mexico where they proudly serve them in everything from soups to ice cream and apple pie. But one of the outstanding uses of these gastronomic grenades is in Green ChileCheeseburgers which can range from mild to molten. DanMonaghan, the Director of Video Services for the New Mexico Tourism Department will tell us all about the famous Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail that stretches from north to south and east to west across the Land of Enchantment. Be sure to visit www.newmexico.org for more information on the Green Chile Cheeseburger Trail and other aspects of this rugged and beautiful state. Here is a site dedicated to videos about New Mexico.
     
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    Experience authentic Louisiana heritage, music, art and crafts, food, and much more during a month-long extravaganza of festivals and special events in November. Louisiana Main Street and designated Main Street Communities throughout the state host the annual"Louisiana Main to Main: A Cultural Road Show" to collectively showcase our culture, commerce, history, and our abundance of creative and natural assets, and encourages road trips from one Main Street community to the next.















  25. Foster Braun
    American Road Trip Talk (Podcast)– Erika Nelson: Think Big Vault
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    If you're guarding America's wealth, you better have a really good lock on your front door, particularly when the year is 1922. It was an era of gangsters and the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland was determined to be ready for anything. That was why they installed the world's largest bank vault door, a 100-ton lid on the nation's cookie jar. In the fall issue of American Road Magazine Erika Nelson tells the story of the monstrous door in her Think Big column. Erika is the owner of the "World'sLargest Collection of the Smallest Replicas of the World's Largest Things." In just a moment she'll give us the full details of one more of the world's largest things that she pursue as part of her art.
     
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