Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... [read more]
Date: May 16th 2011
Today is my first official day exploring the southern Appalachian Mountains. They are the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, and many people consider then nearly as beautiful as the Rockies. These mountains were settled by hard-scrapple pioneer families, mostly from Scotland and Ireland. Their descendents are still here.
Mountain DrivingBefore describ ... read more