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Notorious Attractions: Tourism of Infamy Draws Visitors to Small Communities
When leveraging controversial and dark history for economic benefits of tourism, many small towns try to make sure the seedy past is not the only thing defining their community.
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At 33,000 and Counting, Tennessee Is Documenting Historic Cemeteries in Statewide Database
From immaculate urban garden spots to the faint remnants of small, rural burying grounds, cemeteries contain a wealth of history. The state historical commission has launched an online tool to help track and report cemetery locations. Completing the project may take an eternity.
Weird and Wondrous American Byways
Turns out taking the scenic route can pay big dividends, for both traveler and towns along the trail. Look no further than these popular byways for proof.
Q&A: Organizing a Music Festival, Underground
A cave in southern Illinois has become the unlikely site of a three-day music festival. We spoke with Shane Wade, co-owner of the cave’s amphitheater that will host the festival this June.
‘Masks, Misinformation, and Making Do’ Chronicles Experience of Appalachian Healthcare Workers during the Pandemic
On top of battling the disease, medical staff had to fight misinformation that threatened patients’ lives.
A Rural Calling: Bringing Together Different Worlds to Better a Community
Yona Wade says “I create what I need” and what he needs and wants are better educational opportunities for the community of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in Western North Carolina.
Featured Columnist: DOnna Kallner
Featured Columnist: EliZa Blue
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