Category: United States of America

The Most Beautiful Place in Each U.S. State; Anne Olivia Bauso; Travel+Leisure

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From magical deserts to beautiful beaches, these are the most beautiful places in the U.S.

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This ‘Lame’ American City Is a Bona Fide Feast; Brandon Withrow; Daily Beast

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This is the latest in our twice-a-month series on underrated destinations, It’s Still a Big World. Every city is known for something. When you think of Chicago, you might imagine Chicago-style pizza or The Bean. If you think of New York, Broadway might come to mind. And D.C.? I’m going to say, gridlock.But which city is both a UNESCO World Heritage site and UNESCO creative city of gastronomy? Which city has its own Mardi Gras-esque two week party? Which city also has a massive cave system?

Source: This ‘Lame’ American City Is a Bona Fide Feast

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is now powered by solar energy; Matt Hickman; Architect’s Newspaper

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A 540-panel photovoltaic solar array will help offset 100 percent of the energy consumed by the main and guest houses.

Source: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is now powered by solar energy

Young conservatives target ‘wokeism’ on US campuses; Camille Camdessus; AFP

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Back in high school, Jack used to be picked on for his politics. Now, as a college student, he is banding together with like-minded conservatives to fight back against what they see as the tyranny of “wokeism.”

Source: Young conservatives target ‘wokeism’ on US campuses

Spring is prime time to visit the parks of our Four Corners neighbors; Matt Dahlseid; Santa Fe New Mexican

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With gas prices soaring, there are plenty of close sites for Santa Feans to road trip to in Arizona, Colorado and Utah.

Source: Spring is prime time to visit the parks of our Four Corners neighbors

CAHOKIA: Ancient America’s greatest city; Tank Baird; Sun Gazette

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In the sleepy farming community of Cahokia, situated on the Illinois side of the Mississippi it had been a quiet night. In the predawn, villagers were moving about, rekindling cooking fires and preparing to begin their day. But what would happen next would change the course of the ancient heartland forever. It was July 4, 1054 AD.

Source: CAHOKIA: Ancient America’s greatest city

10 Frank Lloyd Wright Houses You Can Visit Across the U.S.; Mae Hamilton; AFAR

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24 Breathtaking U.S. UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Add to Your Bucket List; Ben Walker; Finance Buzz

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If you’re ready for an epic adventure throughout the U.S., be sure to include opportunities to visit the 24 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in your travel plans.

Source: 24 Breathtaking U.S. UNESCO World Heritage Sites to Add to Your Bucket List

Why Frank Lloyd Wright’s playful architecture fuels creativity; Vicky Hallett; National Geographic

Photo: Taylor Glenn

Craft classes, sleepovers in historic houses, and other ways families can experience the legendary U.S. architect’s dazzling properties.

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Yellowstone National Park celebrates 150 wild years — and what a history it’s been; Forrest Brown; CNN

Photo: Amanda Mortimer

With a stroke of the pen on March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, creating the first national park in the United States and also the world.

Source: Yellowstone National Park celebrates 150 wild years — and what a history it’s been

The Unique Temple In Oak Park Is The Only One Of Its Kind In Illinois; Melissa Mahoney; Only In Your State

Photo: Oleg Klym

This Frank Lloyd Wright-designed temple is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Cruising in Hawaii: What it was like to be on one of the first ships back in the islands; Dan Fellner; The Republic

Photo: Dan Fellner

Touring Kilauea volcano, waterfalls, coffee plantations and more on one of the first cruises from California to Hawaii since the pandemic.

Source: Cruising in Hawaii: What it was like to be on one of the first ships back in the islands

ULM archaeologist: Poverty Point World Heritage Site more complex than previously thought; Sabrina LeBoeuf; Monroe News-Star

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Poverty Point World Heritage Site is an ancient earthwork made of mounds and ridges located in West Carroll Parish.

Source: ULM archaeologist: Poverty Point World Heritage Site more complex than previously thought

100+ year old photos show historic Mission San Jose in San Antonio; Mary Claire Patton; KSAT

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Mission San Jose is one of five Spanish Colonial missions in San Antonio that make up the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas.

Source: 100+ year old photos show historic Mission San Jose in San Antonio

Proposed Chaco Canyon Protections Will Safeguard Sacred Indigenous Sites, Wildlife; Mary Jo Brooks; National Wildlife Federation

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A proposed buffer zone around Chaco Culture National Historical Park will ban oil and gas development that threatens wildlife, sacred Indigenous sites, clean air, and drinking water.

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Star-Studded Concert Celebrating The American Dream To Air On PBS On New Year’s Eve; Jane Levere; Forbes

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A new, star-studded concert, “United in Song: Celebrating the American Dream,” will air on New Year’s Eve, Friday, December 31, 2021, from 9:00 to 10:30 p.m. ET and again from 10:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. ET on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS Video App.

Source: Star-Studded Concert Celebrating The American Dream To Air On PBS On New Year’s Eve

Exploring Puerto Rico from San Juan’s colourful Old Town to Carabali Rainforest Park; David Rivers; Daily Mirror

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Explore the palaces and tombs of these ‘lost cities’ across the Americas; Patricia S Daniels; National Geographic

Photo: Phil Schermeister

Remnants of early American civilizations, uncovered after centuries of obscurity, will dazzle in their complexity and scale.

Source: Explore the palaces and tombs of these ‘lost cities’ across the Americas

Redwood National Park Protects More Than the World’s Tallest Trees; Katherine Gallagher; Tree Hugger

Photo: Scott Mcgee

Redwood National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that protects the world’s tallest trees, 28 threatened species, 37 miles of coastline, and much more.

Source: Redwood National Park Protects More Than the World’s Tallest Trees

10 Impressive Facts About Mesa Verde National Park, a Natural Archeological Wonder; Katherine Gallagher; Tree Hugger

Photo: Cyndi Hoelzle

Explore the natural and archaeological treasures of Mesa Verde National Park with these 10 interesting facts.

Source: 10 Impressive Facts About Mesa Verde National Park, a Natural Archeological Wonder

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