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Are We There Yet?: Clover Bend site a tribute to New Deal project

posted: 05/25/2017 1:48 a.m. Discuss

The Great Depression brought misery to so many Arkansans and other Americans. But hope did gradually revive, sparked in large part by Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programs.

Enlightened in Iceland

posted: 05/21/2017 1:42 a.m. Discuss

The allure of the Northern Lights led me to Iceland.

Travel In Europe: Tombs, Hill of Tara hold Ireland's ancient soul

posted: 05/21/2017 1:41 a.m. Discuss

While Dublin beckons with reminders of its stirring modern history on nearly every street corner, the best place to commune with the ancient soul of Ireland is its lush countryside. Iron Age monuments pepper the landscape, and while most sights are little more than rock piles, just standing next to a megalith that predates the pharaohs is stirring. An ideal spot to experience the spirit of Old Eire is the Boyne River Valley, which offers a world-class concentration of historical and spiritual sites just an hour's drive north of Dublin.

A shrine to pinball in Florida

posted: 05/21/2017 1:39 a.m. Discuss

Forty years ago, a person could go into a serious quarter deficit in a place like the Silverball Museum in Delray Beach, Fla.

ARE WE THERE YET?: 3 parks preserve artifacts, history of state's first inhabitants

posted: 05/18/2017 1:57 a.m. Discuss

There are no American Indian reservations in Arkansas. And less than 1 percent of our state's population has Native American ancestry.

Bohemian rhapsody

posted: 05/14/2017 1:51 a.m. Discuss

Early on a mild September morning, an elderly man on a black bicycle meanders along the paths of Tompkins Square Park, in New York's East Village. An audiocassette tape player balanced on the bicycle's crossbar plays tinny Asian music that grows louder as he approaches and then fainter as he pedals away. The only other sound is birdsong.

Hamilton takes over Monticello

posted: 05/14/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Alexander Hamilton never visited the home of archrival Thomas Jefferson. But the nation's first Treasury secretary -- and namesake of the hit musical -- rules the house during the new Hamilton Tour Takeover at Monticello.

Travel in Europe: Real 'Italia' resides in hill towns of Tuscany

posted: 05/14/2017 1:50 a.m. Discuss

Wedged between Florence and Rome, Tuscany offers the quintessential Italian experience: sun-soaked hill towns, green and rolling screensaver hills, romantically fortified farms and cypress trees marching single file up lonely ridges. We go to Italy to experience the finesse of Florence, the splish-splash of Venice and the grandeur of Rome, but it's in Tuscany that we find the rustic-yet-elegant essence of "Italia."

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