STEP RIGHT UP! How America Redefined Summer Amusement

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Cotton Candy. Carnival Games. Roller Coasters What’s an American summer without a trip to the Fair? From small towns to big cities, countless families celebrate the annual summer tradition of a night at the amusement park. Small traveling carnival or major theme park, it’s the stuff childhood memories are made from. Can you remember winning […]

AMERICANA: Digging Down To Our Country’s Roots

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Nostalgia can be a wonderful thing. It lets us escape to an idyllic place and time, colored by memories and created by imagination and impressions. Whether such a picture perfect world ever truly existed is hardly the point. Nostalgia gives us nothing but the good ‘ole days. A simpler time of dirt country roads, quaint […]

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From Banned to Beloved: Christmas and Giving in America

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From Banned to Beloved Christmas and Giving in America The best way to wish your neighbor well over the holidays may be up for contentious debate, but the modern American tradition of giving generously in December isn’t. Did you know that America and Christmas actually got off to a rocky start?  In fact, the holiday […]

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50ROOTS Presents: Betsy Ross

Airstreams, Pop-up Culture and the Open Road   Certain things are as American as Apple Pie. Like … Apple Pie. The Statue of Liberty. Coca-Cola. Bald Eagles. Route 66. And Road Trips. If there’s a quintessential travel tradition in America, it’s the road trip. What better way to explore our country from the mountains to […]

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