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Tag: History
Mar 3, 2021

Breaking Barriers: Women in the Military

With March being Women's History Month, there is no better time to visit the Breaking Barriers: Women in the Military exhibit at Dunn Museum. On exhibit through June 13, Breaking Barriers: Women in the Military shares interesting Lake County stories and highlights women’s roles as nurses, auxiliary personnel, enlistees and officers in the U.S. military.

The State of Sustainability in Global Business Travel

Much of the global business travel industry has already made sustainable business travel a priority with a focus on reducing emissions and their environmental footprint. But the industry, as well as external stakeholders, such as policymakers, recognize more needs to be done.

Jan 16, 2021

A Walk in the Woods

Last Saturday I joined my daughter's family for a hike on a nearby complex of trails in Jacksonville, Oregon. Today this small town of about 3,000 residents boasts a collection of boutiques, restaurants and small shops and hosts the summertime Britt Festival, a concert series, but in its early days it was a bustling gold mining town, the county seat and the largest settlement in Oregon. It boomed after gold was discovered in 1851 at Rich Gulch, but after the gold ran out and the railroad passed it by in 1884, it quietly settled down as an agricultural town, and the world mostly passed it by.

Nov 7, 2020

Pioneer History

This week my husband and I traveled to one of our favorite wine regions for a very different kind of experience than we have had on previous wine jaunts. Even before we drove into the town of Walla Walla in Washington state's far southeastern corner, we decided to begin this visit with a new stop. For years we've entered and left town passing by the signs identifying the Whitman Mission National Historic Site, and I've always had a hankering to check it out. We finally had the time to do so, and it promised to be a good option for this era of social distancing and outdoor activities.

Alaskan Wild Wonders by Celebrity Cruises

Experience the beauty of Alaska and save 60 percent off cruise fares on your second and fourth guests. Plus, drinks, WiFi and tips are all included.

May 14, 2020

The Palmer House Hilton

I have been in Chicago's famous Palmer House hotel hundreds of times, but I never knew of its fascinating history. During my recent hospital stay, I learned a lot from a PBS special.