Stillwater, Minnesota, is a great place for fall views

We were pretty excited to hear that fall colors were starting to peak in Stillwater, Minnesota, the weekend we were going to be in the area. Lisa had been checking status since the calendar hit fall in September. So, we were all set for a great time in the former logging city. Leaves brightly showing […]

Sioux Falls Old Courthouse Museum looks at life on the prairie

The clock tower stands head and shoulders above most everything in downtown Sioux Falls. Built in 1890, the Old Courthouse once was the center of Minnehaha County government. It housed county offices until it proved too small in 1962. The beauty of this Romanesque design, built with native quartzite, was almost lost. Initial plans called […]

Taking a stroll around Decorah, Iowa

I love walking around a new city or town. Unique shops, architecture, old courthouses, tasty restaurants. A new find around every corner. I recently had the opportunity to check out Decorah with a few other travel writers during a culinary tour that was sponsored by Travel Iowa. My friend Sara, of Travel with Sara, and I […]

St. Louis’ Old Courthouse plays role in slavery issue

Imagine having a court determine if you could sue for your own freedom or identity. The Old Courthouse in St. Louis was the location for that very thing. Dred Scott sued for his freedom after spending his life as a slave. Scott and his wife, Harriett, were slaves to John Emerson. Emerson was an officer […]

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