A Night Aboard the Delta Queen

A Night Aboard the Delta Queen

I was looking back over some travel posts on my author website and found a memorable one from 2013. I called it my “Magical History Tour,” and logged 2,581 miles, visiting nine states in seven days. The first stop on my trip was Chattanooga, Tenn., where I stayed...
Old Tree Witnessed Civil War Action

Old Tree Witnessed Civil War Action

Atlantic Beach on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina has more to offer than just sun, sand and surf. I discovered this grand Live Oak tree on a trail at the Hoop Pole Creek Nature Preserve. Known by locals as the Portrait Tree, it is estimated to be more than 300...
The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

A trip to Greeneville, Tenn., is not complete without a visit to the historic and magnificent Dickson-Williams Mansion. This enduring monument to the past has stood as a silent witness to history for more than two centuries—a history that includes the final days of...
The Final Night of John Hunt Morgan

John Hunt Morgan’s Last Night

If The Walls Could Talk The stately Dickson-Williams Mansion in Greeneville, TN, is an enduring monument to the past that has stood as a silent witness to history for more than two centuries. Towering double chimneys bookmark the Federal-style architecture of this...
Davy Crockett: Homespun wit & wisdom

Davy Crockett: Homespun wit & wisdom

“There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all.” – Davy Crockett Davy Crockett is among the rarest of American icons: A legendary hero, explorer, hunter, soldier, pioneer and politician. Ask someone what they know about Davy Crockett and they will probably...