Pioneer Trails June 21st 2011 I spent today in Independence, Missouri.
Independence likes to promote itself as the hometown of Harry Truman.
That it is, but more important for me it was the starting point of all three major overland trails in the 1830s, the Oregon, [url=http:// ... read more
North America » United States » Missouri » Independence 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
When I travel, I love the great outdoors, modern art, historical sites, good food, classic roadside attractions, and long drives in a convertible. Preferably all at once. The nickname is a tribute to a wise traveller in the Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, who proved that all you really need to cross the galaxy (and beyond) is a towel.
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