Thursday, November 30, 2017

Aberdeen Mississippi colorful history architecture and Southern hospitality

Aberdeen is located on the banks of the Tombigbee River; in the 19th century it was one of the busiest ports on the Mississippi. Today Aberdeen retains many historic structures from this period, with over 200 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Aberdeen Lock and Dam forms Aberdeen Lake, a popular recreational area and part of the Tennessee-Tombigbee waterway system. 

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History the first Europeans reached this part of the American South in 1540 as part of the Hernando Desoto Expedition. Aberdeen was first settled in 1834 and chartered as a town in 1837 when it became a thriving cotton port.
Location Aberdeen is ideally located to visit the cities of the American South and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway links it with the Tennessee River and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Aberdeen’s is Located on the Tombigbee River and Near Prairie Land Ideal for Cotton Farming

Southern Hospitality as a historic port city, Aberdeen is accustomed to hosting travelers and sharing access to the area's recreational treasures, festivals and parades, shopping, hunting, fishing, hiking and golfing. The city’s local cultural scene includes the theater, antebellum mansions and one of the best libraries in Mississippi.
Historic Architecture Aberdeen homes feature a variety of architectural styles such as stained and leaded glass windows, towers, bays and brackets and outstanding examples of almost every period and style of Southern architecture; antebellum cottages and mansions, ornate Victorians, turn-of-the-century neoclassical homes and substantial bungalows from the 1920s and 1930s.

 Aberdeen Lake Marina is conveniently located for boaters to enjoy cruising the Tenn-Tom Waterway and Aberdeen Lock and Dam. The Blue Bluff Recreation Area is one of the most scenic recreation areas on the waterway with both a campground and day-use area. The area is named for the beautiful clay and limestone cliffs that border the park on the eastern side. The bluff rises 80 feet above the water and provides a lofty view of the lake and nearby lock and dam.

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Mississippi River Towns and Trails

Minnesota Illinois Memphis Mississippi and New Orleans
Minnesota River Towns Lakes State Parks Performing Arts and Local Brew Traditions
Minnesota means clear blue water from the Dakota language. Nearly 60 percent of the population lives in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, the center of transportation, business, industry, education, government and an internationally renowned arts community. The remainder of the Land of 10,000 Lakes consists of western prairies, forests in the southeast and mining, forestry, and recreation in the North Woods.
The Twin Cities besides the Mississippi river, they are also connected by the Metro Green Line light rail, which runs between Minneapolis’ Target Field and St. Paul’s Union Depot, with more than 20 stops.
Performing Arts Minnesota is home to a number of older stages that have been recently restored
Illinois River Towns Scenic Vistas Tranquil Landscapes Historic Sites and Recreational Opportunities
The Great River Road in Illinois National Scenic Byway runs along the banks and bluffs of the Mississippi River, through quaint river towns and urban cities as it hugs the western border of Illinois for 550 miles. Experience an Illinois winery, brewery, farm, u-pick, or local farm to table restaurant.
Four Centuries of history and heritage and thousands of stories that recount America's evolution while experiencing breathtaking views, majestic landscapes and species that travel thousands of miles for a visit or to make themselves a home.
Fertile Soils and Waters Discovered by Native Americans Ideal for Agriculture and Farming
Your Journey begins in Chicago, a world-class city. Experience the heart of the city from the Chicago River and visit the city’s 57-acre Museum Campus which includes the Field Museum, home to more than 20 million objects on culture, science and the environment, the Art Institute of Chicago, second largest art museum in America with over 300,000 works of art
The Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa family vacations museums historic sites and riverfront festivals
The Quad Cities area consists of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa, and Moline, East Moline and Rock Island in Illinois. The region has the excitement of a big city and the hospitality of a small town with award-winning museums and cultural centers, internationally-recognized festivals, beautiful riverfronts and a vibrant nightlife.

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Memphis Tennessee Blues Rock ’n’ Roll BBQ Pork Capital Cotton Row and Graceland
Memphis is a city with a rich and eclectic history: Home of the Blues, Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll, BBQ Pork Capital of the World. Some of the city’s traditions and milestones include: Graceland, Home of Elvis Presley; the Memphis Zoo; the Indie Memphis Film Festival; Sun Studio; National Civil Rights Museum; the Memphis NBA Grizzlies; Stax Museum of American Soul Music; Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, Payne’s BBQ and Interstate BBQ; Beale Street; Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.
A display of Fine Art, history-making Music and a Celebration of American Heritage and Culture
Sights Sounds and Culinary Traditions of the Mississippi Regions
Delta As diverse as the crops that grow here and the music that made it famous, the Mississippi Delta is a melting pot of cultures – from African to Italian to Asian. 
Capital-River from a mighty river and antebellum mansions to downtowns with restaurants featuring soul food, authentic ethnic dishes and modern culinary delights.
Pines barbecue and bakeries, cheese and cheesecakes, the tastes of this region take their influences from their Native American heritage and the railroads that brought lumber, cotton and other goods. 
Hills home to William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Southern fiction characters, platters of fried chicken, skillets of cornbread, and delicacies such as pecan pie. 
Coast a little of everything:  golf, gambling, art, architecture and great food. Immigrants from all over the world - Croatian, Vietnamese and French – a blend of cultures and culinary traditions.
Mississippi is a true melting pot of regional, ethnic, national and international cuisine
New Orleans architecture creative culture history and traditions
The original settlement of New Orleans and the oldest neighborhood in the city is Vieux Carre, better known as the French Quarter. Established by the French in 1718, the location continues to be a valuable site for trade due to its strategic position along the Mississippi River. The district is a National Historic Landmark and is bordered by popular streets, such as Canal, Decatur and Rampart Streets and Esplanade Avenue. The French Quarter boasts cultural contributions from the French, Spanish, Italians, Africans, Irish and others as demonstrated by the development of New Orleans as a global port.