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22349   A Reconstructed Ghost Town  
William S. Connery
Nevada City would probably be just a stretch of open highway except for two families. The first were the Finneys, one of the last families to live there. By 1880 the town was ... Issue Date: 7 / 2002

22208   Alaska: Ski to the Sea - Island Skiing in Prince William Sound  
Stephen Gorman
The first expedition to climb and ski down the slopes of Montague Island in Alaska''s Prince William Sound brings adventurers in touch with steep slopes and awakening ... Issue Date: 4 / 2002

19151   Colorado: History in the Sky - A Visit to Leadville  
Stephen Voynick
In 1879, Leadville, Colorado, was the place to go in the American West. And thousands of people did just that, traveling by stagecoach, horseback, wagon, and even by foot over ... Issue Date: 8 / 2000

20964   California: Beyond the Vineyard  
Bill Strubbe
It borders on sacrilegious to live in Sonoma County--in fact, right next to a vineyard--and not care a hoot about wine. Perhaps I lack some innate sophistication, though more ... Issue Date: 6 / 2000

20875   West Virginia: The Midland Trail - Historic Route 60  
William Laurence
Sipping a cup of organic coffee was unexpectedly affecting my thinking. Images of hillbilly mountain folk were slowly dissolving with each delicious swallow. Here along the back ... Issue Date: 5 / 2000

18119   Florida: Oasis in the Gulf - Dry Tortugas National Park  
Michael Garlock
Although my accommodations in the southernmost motel in Key West, Florida, were very acceptable, my last night of sleep in the continental United States was permeated by ... Issue Date: 12 / 1999

18407   Maine: Heading Down the Mighty Kennebec - Rafting World-Class Rapids  
James Marshall
The Kennebec River writhes before me like an anaconda, wrapping its body in tight knots, then weaving and thrusting to elude its pursuers. Standing beside it on a chilly day in ... Issue Date: 7 / 1999

18213   California: Steep and Stepped - A Walking Tour of San Francisco  
Bill Strubbe
When you think of San Francisco, what comes to mind? Foggy summers and earthquakes, sourdough bread and the Golden Gate Bridge, rather unconventional inhabitants. And yes, its ... Issue Date: 2 / 1999

18270   California: You Can Go Home Again - A Hometown Museum for John Steinbeck  
Lila L. Anastas
Though his hometown of Salinas, California, once rejected John Steinbeck, it recently opened the National Steinbeck Center, financed mostly by the produce industry that had ... Issue Date: 1 / 1999

17806   Hawaii: Reawakening Midway - A Recreational Trip to Midway Atoll  
Stephen Gorman
In a groundbreaking arrangement, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has joined with a private company to offer wildlife- oriented recreational trips to Midway ... Issue Date: 9 / 1998

16982   Alaska: A Chicken Farmer Goes to Sea - Crossing the Gulf of Alaska  
Oakley Cochran
I am, according to one skipper, a "chicken farmer"--that is, not a fisherman. But when I was invited to spend a few weeks aboard a commercial fishing boat, I jumped at the ... Issue Date: 2 / 1998

16557   Hawaii: The Body of Kanaloa - Ancient Kaho'olawe  
Eric P. Olsen
As the cruiser idled off Makena Landing on Maui''s exclusive west coast, I nervously scanned the horizon and traced the hazy silhouette of Kaho''olawe Island in the morning ... Issue Date: 9 / 1997

15949   Across the Nation: A Ribbon of Living History - Route 66  
Stephen Goode; Photographed By Rick Kozak
Get your kicks on Route 66" runs the famous line from songwriter Bobby Troup''s classic 1946 ballad, recorded by Troup and a host of other singers as diverse as Nat King Cole and ... Issue Date: 7 / 1997

15862   Colorado: Skiing With the Tenth - High Adventure in the Rockies  
Stephen Gorman
A skier feels a certain giddiness just before launching down a steep virgin slope. At these times his mouth goes dry as sand, his mind searches frantically for a way out, and his ... Issue Date: 1 / 1997

15317   Maine: The Last of Her Kind - A Voyage on Victoris Chimes  
Stephen Gorman
"That''s more like it," said the sixtyish gentleman standing next to me at the starboard rail of the sailing ship. "I was beginning to think we weren''t going to do any sailing ... Issue Date: 11 / 1996

15165   Montana: The Missouri Breaks  
Stephen Gorman
Desolate plains stretch to the horizon beneath a white hot sky. This bluff overlooking Montana''s upper Missouri River is so parched and windblown, only sagebrush, sharp-stemmed ... Issue Date: 5 / 1996

14040   New Mexico: American Shangri-la  
Herb Greer
The first glimpse of Santa Fe is magical: a distant pale patch nestling in the foothills below the big-shouldered blue peaks of the Sangre de Christo range of New Mexico''s Rocky ... Issue Date: 9 / 1995

13167   Maine: Paradise Below Zero - Baxter State Park  
Stephen Gorman
A midwinter exploration of Maine''s Baxter State Park reveals a frozen natural beauty unseen by summer visitors and confirms a promise that this wilderness will remain ... Issue Date: 1 / 1995

11597   Alaska: Arctic Renewal  
Joyce G. Gellhorn
"Anaktuvuk Pass, Anaktuvuk, Anaktuvuk," I repeat the romantic-sounding name over and over, trying to drown out the engine noise of the small aircraft. Soon my two grown sons and ... Issue Date: 8 / 1994

11966   Rhode Island: The Splendors of Newport  
Peter Catalano
The days of July are high holidays in Newport, Rhode Island, the diadem in the summertime festivities of this city, which remains one of the last glories of America''s Old ... Issue Date: 7 / 1994

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