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Heritage Tourism "Home Base" for Hubs from Dr. Bill
Over time, Heritage Tourism may be my largest hub article set - stop by regularly to see them all!
This article serves as a bit of Table of Contents, or the 'home base' where each of my Heritage Tourism hubs will be readily available. I've started on the 50 states, but, of course, have yet a ways to go. There are also a couple of introduction lenses that you might find useful.
Remember to come back regularly for your travel planning.
The image is of The Parthenon, Centennial Park, Nashville, TN, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Parthenon.at.Nas...
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Introduction to Heritage Tourism
The following set of links direct you to hubs written to let you become better acquainted with the concept of Heritage Tourism: the historical, cultural, and natural aspect of business or personal travel away from home.
An Introduction to Heritage Tourism
- Heritage Tourism, in my view
This is the first of a number of presentations I expect to make in my Heritage Tourism in the USA series. As I add additional presentations, they will be added here via links. Stop back regularly to enjoy the new presentations as well as those...
- Heritage Tourism: One of my passions
I love to write about and promote Heritage Tourism - personal or business travel seeking historical, cultural and natural aspects of the tourism destination. I would love to hear about your interests.
North Central States Heritage Tourism
The group of links below relate to Heritage Tourism in what I've segregated as the North Central States of the United States of America. This is my home region, so probably has a few more ready to share at this point. Weather should be considered as you plan your travels in this region.
Direct Links to the North Central Heritage Tourism States
- Iowa Heritage Tourism; My Home State
The State of Iowa is a great state 'to be from' such as I am. My parents and grandparents spend their entire adult lives in a fairly small radius of miles in the heart of west central Iowa farm country. Iowa is certainly rural and agriculturally...
- South Dakota Heritage Tourism
I've opened with a black and white photo of Deadwood, the town in the Black Hills of South Dakota founded after the discovery of gold there in 1874 following a military expedition led by George A. Custer. "Deadwood" recently was a h
- Illinois Heritage Tourism: The Land of Lincoln and more
This lens is part of our Heritage Tourism series of states and will focus on Central Illinois as the Land of Lincoln, largely through looking at some of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area (NHA) sites. NHAs typically include sites of...
- Michigan Heritage Tourism, Visit this year!
This lens will highlight a few of the Heritage Tourism destinations you might want to consider when you visit the State of Michigan. For your actual planning purposes, of course, be sure to follow the many links provided here and inside those...
- Wisconsin Heritage Tourism; Visited lately?
This map image, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, shows the diversity of land area of this northern central state of the USA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wisconsin The Frenchman Jacques Marquette was the first European to reach the Wisconsin River in..
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Southwest Heritage Tourism States
This region is in the southwest portion of the United States. I have a daughter in Utah and another in Texas, we lived in Arizona, twice, over the years, so please forgive my biases here, as well. Enjoy your visit to these states any time of the year.
Southwest Heritage Tourism States
- Arizona Heritage Tourism
In this lens I want to take you on a very brief trip to a number of Arizona heritage tourism sites and share some thoughts on this most interesting state. I have lived there twice: First, send by the Air Force, and the second time choosing Arizona...
- Texas Heritage Tourism
Obviously, this lens can only scrape the surface of what is the great State of Texas, USA. I will attempt to touch on the three key elements of heritage tourism, noted above, of course! There are no National Heritage Areas in Texas at this time. ...
- Heritage Tourism in Southern Utah
My wife and I are on a two-week vacation near Capital Reef National Park in south central Utah. Our daughter and her husband have a home on Boulder Mountain, near Teasdale, UT, that is our home base for this visit. As final activities planned have...
Utah house with full view of Capital Reef National Park to the northeast
Southeast Heritage Tourism States
The southeast is a great region of the country for Heritage Tourism. The entire State of Tennessee, for example, is a National Heritage Area. More will be added here, as time goes by.
Direct Links to Southeast States Heritage Tourism
- Heritage Tourism in Mississippi
The State of Mississippi is full of historical, cultural and natural elements to make it an excellent heritage tourism destination. I was fortunate enough to live there for a few months in 1961 and we visited again just a few years ago. Perhaps best.
- Tennessee Heritage Tourism - Many many facets
Tennessee is full of historical, cultural and natural assets which qualified the entire state as a National Heritage Area authorized by Congress following the request by local involved entities.
- Kentucky Heritage Tourism: There's Only One
Kentucky is part of the upper South but is also closely related to the Midwest just across the Ohio River. Early pioneers entered through the Cumberland Gap in the eastern Appalachian mountains, including Daniel Boone. Kentucky is noted as the Horse.
- South Carolina Heritage Tourism: Been to the Palmetto State?
South Carolina is relatively small in land area but very rich in natural, historical and cultural experiences for the heritage tourist. Within this state are upland mountains with annual snowfall to humid subtropical lowlands along the Atlantic...
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Northwest States Heritage Tourism
As I write this, I just have two states done. I have a brother-in-law in Alaska. We drive across Wyoming regularly. Is that enough justification?
Direct Links to Northwest States Heritage Tourism
- Heritage Tourism in Wyoming
Many of our ancestors crossed Wyoming on the California, the Oregon or the Mormon trails. They got messages by the Pony Express crossing Wyoming. Did they work on the Union Pacific Railroad, making its way through Bridger Pass? Did they stop at Ft...
- Heritage tourism in Alaska
There is much to see related to historical, cultural and natural aspects of our lives when you visit Alaska. Did you have ancestors in the 1890s who went to find gold? Did they go to work in the North Slope oil fields, or build the Trans-Alaskan...
My 9th Great-Grandfather is a symbol of Heritage Tourism
Northeast States Heritage Tourism
These states are fullest of Heritage Tourism sites, yet I'm slowest at doing them. What to share the less obvious, first, is my position, and I'm sticking to it. ;-)
Direct Links to Northeast Heritage Tourism
- Rhode Island, a heritage tourism delight
To prove the point, the official name of the state is: 'Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.' Roger Williams founded the Providence Plantations colony in the area that is now the City of Providence. It was merged with the colony founded near...
Heritage Tourism writing platform links
- Springfield Heritage Tourism Examiner
I write regular Heritage Tourism articles at Examiner.com. Free subscription will notify you when a new article is published.
- The In-Depth Genealogist digi-mag
Each month I write as The Heritage Tourist in The In-Depth Genealogist digital magazine - one monthly column and twice a month blog posts. Get the digital magazine free in your email by subscribing in the right sidebar.
Learn more about Dr. Bill's "The Homeplace Saga" stories
- "The Homeplace Saga" Blog
The home blog for "The Homeplace Saga" series of historical fiction family saga stories set in the southern Missouri Ozarks. All updates of the series are mentioned here, regardless of platform. Watch of the release of the forthcoming collection.