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Lum & Abner Jot’em Down Store and Museum

From the early 1930s to the mid-1950s, Lum & Abner were a comedy duo that rival Laurel and Hardy in popularity. The characters were played by Chester Lauck (Lum) and Norris Goff (Abner), natives of Mena, Arkansas. They started their … Continue reading

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Old State House Museum

The Old State House was the Arkansas State Capitol from 1842-1912. The vote to secede from the Union in 1861 happened here. After the new capitol was built, this building was used as a medical school and then turned into … Continue reading

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Peterson Air and Space Museum

With our days in Colorado numbered, I took a look at my things to do list and realized I’d never made it to this museum in Colorado Springs. It’s located on Peterson Space Force Base, and I had to request … Continue reading

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Miles of Lonely

I’d made reservations for a spot in a photo blind to see Lesser Prairie-Chickens on Sunday morning. We had to be in place before dawn, which meant I had to stay overnight in Oakley, Kansas. I decided to take back … Continue reading

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Argo Mill and Tunnel

The Argo Mill operated from 1913-1943, milling gold brought in from mines in the region. The tunnel was bored straight back into the hillside for four+ miles and connected along the way with several of the mines. The ore was … Continue reading

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