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Category: FUN FACTS


ART & ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the art and architecture that they are seeing, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  ************************************* Here in…

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ARCHITECTURAL STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER

Exterior architectural styles are reflective of deeper cultural values and can represent a particular place and time. When the spread of cultural ideas, politics and fashions across the country was slower, certain architectural styles remained in style for multiple decades or…

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ART STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER

             As subjective as art is, there are always a few common threads that link art pieces of a particular period together.  Here we’ll discuss just a few of those threads so that you can identify…

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REGION 1: ART & ARCHITECTURE (New Europe) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF NEW EUROPE REGION 1: NEW EUROPE Maine * New Hampshire * Vermont New Brunswick * Nova Scotia * Province of Québec Acadia refers to the North East area of North America that was initially settled as a…

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REGION 2: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Original Colonies) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE ORIGINAL COLONIES REGION 2: NEW ENGLAND AND THE ORIGINAL COLONIES Virginia * New York * Massachusetts * Maryland / Washington D.C. Rhode Island * Connecticut * New Hampshire * Delaware * North Carolina South Carolina…

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REGION 3: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Deep South) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE DEEP SOUTH REGION 3: THE DEEP SOUTH      Florida * Alabama* Mississippi * Louisiana * Arkansas Residents of the American South created works of art starting in 1607, however it was not until the early…

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REGION 4: ART & ARCHITECTURE (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF BLUE GRASS COUNTRY REGION 4: BLUE GRASS COUNTRY Kentucky * Tennessee * Ohio * West Virginia The birthplace of entertainers, musicians, authors and scholars, the states of the Blue Grass region offer a rich slice of…

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REGION 5: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Breadbasket) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE BREADBASKET REGION 5: THE BREADBASKET Oklahoma * Missouri * Nebraska * Kansas * Iowa Known as the “Breadbasket of America,” the Midwest region of the nation has many characteristics.  Most parts of the Midwest have a…

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REGION 6: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Great Lakes) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE GREAT LAKES REGION 6: THE GREAT LAKES Michigan * Indiana * Wisconsin * Minnesota * Illinois The Great Lakes region is a bi-national American-Canadian region. The region centers on the Great Lakes and forms a distinctive historical, economic, and…

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REGION 7: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Old West) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE OLD WEST REGION 7: THE OLD WEST North Dakota * South Dakota * Wyoming * Montana * Colorado * Nevada The art of this region begins with the first inhabitants of North America who most…

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REGION 8: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Pacific Northwest) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION 8: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: Washington * Oregon * Idaho * Northern California * Alaska Prior to contact with Europeans, Native American tribes on the Northwest coast evolved complex social and ceremonial groups, as…

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REGION 9: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Southwest) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE SOUTHWEST REGION 9: THE SOUTHWEST Central & Southern California * Texas * Arizona * Utah * New Mexico Human history in the Southwest begins with the arrival of the ancient Clovis people, a Paleo-Indian hunter-gatherer culture.   This culture…

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LANDSCAPES: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the Landscapes and Natural Wonders of America, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  Knowing a little about…

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RELIGION: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the History of Religion in America, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  The faith of a region,…

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HISTORY: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

Ben is right.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of historical information about whatever they are seeing or doing, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  ************************************* Here…

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RELIGION: (First Folks) Fun Facts

RELIGION IN NORTH AMERICA Up until Approximately 500 A.D. Religion in America obviously starts long before America was America, or North and South America were independent from each other.  In fact, the entire continent was thought of as one huge…

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REGION 1: RELIGION (New Europe) Fun Facts

The area that we call ‘New Europe’, comprised of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick (with Canada’s outer islands), Vermont and Maine begins its religious contribution into the New World with Roman Catholic and Puritan roots. With the discovery of the rich…

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HISTORY: (First Folks) Fun Facts

HISTORY IN NORTH AMERICA Up until Approximately 500 A.D. History in America obviously starts long before America was America, or North and South America were independent from each other.  In fact, the entire continent was thought of as one huge…

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REGION 2: RELIGION (The Original 13) Fun Facts

  The Region we refer to as ‘New England’ is made up of the 13 original British Colonies.  Although we’ve learned that the U.S. is originally comprised of native peoples from North America and a number of different waves of…

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REGION 1 HISTORY:(New Europe) Fun Facts

In the introduction to the ‘Fun Facts’ Category within this online planning manual, I detailed the importance of knowing some key things pertaining to the history that you will be exposed to on a trip to a particular area. I…

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REGION 3: RELIGION (The Deep South) Fun Facts

Brought into the United States by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the states of the Deep South, which include Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas have had their struggles with slavery, war and poverty.  Left here are the remnants of…

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REGION 2: HISTORY: (The Original 13) Fun Facts

NEW ENGLAND AND THE ORIGINAL 13 Virginia * New York * Massachusetts * Maryland / Washington D.C. * Rhode Island * Connecticut * New Hampshire * Delaware * North Carolina * South Carolina * New Jersey * Pennsylvania * Georgia  New…

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REGION 3: HISTORY: (The Deep South) Fun Facts

THE DEEP SOUTH Florida * Alabama * Mississippi * Louisiana * Arkansas Did you know that in order for a soldier to serve during the Civil War, he had to have at least 6 opposing front teeth?  This was so…

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REGION 4: RELIGION (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts

REGION 4: RELIGION IN BLUE GRASS COUNTRY Although in close proximity to the ‘Bible Belt’ region of the U.S., the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia and Ohio have a religious distinction all their own.  Bluegrass music is the voice of…

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REGION 5: RELIGION (The Breadbasket) Fun Facts

REGION 5: RELIGION IN THE BREADBASKET Not just in the middle geographically, the Midwest states of: Oklahoma * Missouri * Nebraska * Kansas * Iowa  represent the American average in terms of faith, attitude, a belief system, and core values. This…

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REGION 6: RELIGION (The Great Lakes) Fun Facts

REGION 6: RELIGION IN THE GREAT LAKES Michigan * Indiana * Wisconsin * Minnesota * Illinois Historically, the governing of this region was dependent on the social institutions that were more powerful, popular, and clearly defined than the other governing…

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REGION 4: HISTORY (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts

BLUE GRASS COUNTRY Kentucky * Tennessee * Ohio * West Virginia  When you think of ‘Blue Grass Country’ (Region 4), what things pop into your mind?  Bluegrass (or Mountain or Country) Music? Bourbon? Horse Racing? How about… well…blue grass?!   Is…

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REGION 7: RELIGION (The Old West) Fun Facts

REGION 7: THE OLD WEST North Dakota * South Dakota * Wyoming * Montana * Colorado * Nevada Because what we refer to as the ‘Old West’ was initially comprised of territories and large undefined areas of land, for this…

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