Usa 101

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-19
  • Publisher: National Geographic
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This entertaining travel guide celebrates 101 iconic and quintessentially American destinations, events, and festivals of all shapes and sizes. From the Little League World Series to the Grand Ole Opry, Mount Vernon to Mount Rushmore, polka festivals to monster truck rallies, USA 101 is a reverential yet lighthearted look at America in all its quirky diversity. Featuring:

Author Biography

Gary Mckechnie’s previous book, Great American Motorcycle Tours, won both a Lowell Thomas Silver Award for travel writing and a Gold Award in the Benjamin Franklin competition.

Table of Contents

Clambake-Lobsterbake Cape Cod/Maine Coastp. 2
Fall Foliage New Englandp. 4
Colonial Boston Massachusettsp. 6
Boston Marathon Boston, Massachusettsp. 8
Plymouth Rock Massachusettsp. 11
Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, Massachusettsp. 14
Niagara Falls New Yorkp. 16
Baseball Hall of Fame Cooperstown, New Yorkp. 19
West Point West Point, New Yorkp. 21
Broadway New York, New Yorkp. 24
Empire State Building New York, New Yorkp. 26
Thanksgiving Day Parade New York, New Yorkp. 29
Times Square New Year's Eve New York, New Yorkp. 32
Statue of Liberty New York, New Yorkp. 34
Hershey Pennsylvaniap. 40
Amish Country Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniap. 42
Little League World Series Williamsport, Pennsylvaniap. 45
Gettysburg Pennsylvaniap. 48
Groundhog Day Punxsutawney, Pennsylvaniap. 50
Valley Forge Pennsylvaniap. 53
Washington Crossing Pennsylvaniap. 56
Colonial Philadelphia Pennsylvaniap. 59
Army-Navy Football Game Philadelphia, Pennsylvaniap. 62
Washington, D.C.p. 64
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington, Virginiap. 67
Mount Vernon Virginiap. 70
Colonial Williamsburg Virginiap. 72
Appalachian Trail Appalachian Mountainsp. 75
Kentucky Derby Louisville, Kentuckyp. 80
Bluegrass Music Kentucky and Across Americap. 82
Kitty Hawk North Carolinap. 85
Mount Airy (Mayberry) North Carolinap. 88
Great Smoky Mountains Tennessee/North Carolinap. 91
Fort Sumter Charleston, South Carolinap. 94
Grand Ole Opry Nashville, Tennesseep. 97
Tent Revivals Tennessee and Across the American Southp. 100
Graceland Memphis, Tennesseep. 102
Mississippi Delta Northwest Mississippip. 105
Mardi Gras New Orleans, Louisianap. 107
Rock City Lookout Mountain, Georgiap. 110
Kennedy Space Center Titusville, Floridap. 112
Black Gospel Orlando, Florida, and Across Americap. 115
Miami Beach Floridap. 117
Key West Floridap. 120
Soap Box Derby Akron, Ohiop. 126
Polka Dancing Cleveland, Ohio, and Across Americap. 128
Greenfield Village Dearborn, Michiganp. 131
Harley-Davidson Milwaukee, Wisconsinp. 133
Oshkosh Airshow Oshkosh, Wisconsinp. 136
Mall of America Bloomington, Minnesotap. 138
Truck Stops Walcott, lowa, and Across Americap. 141
Indianapolis 500 Indianap. 144
Gateway Arch St. Louis, Missourip. 146
Anheuser-Busch Factory St. Louis, Missourip. 149
Branson Missourip. 151
Hannibal Missourip. 154
Mississippi Riverboats Minnesota to Louisianap. 157
Great Plains
Lewis And Clark Trail Great Plains-Pacific Northwestp. 162
Mount Rushmore Keystone, South Dakotap. 165
Rodeos Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Across Americap. 167
Dude Ranch American Westp. 171
Yellowstone Wyomingp. 173
Little Bighorn Crow Agency, Montanap. 176
Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texasp. 179
State Fairs Dallas, Texas, and Across Americap. 181
The Alamo San Antonio, Texasp. 184
Rocky Mountain West
Aspen Coloradop. 188
Mormon Tabernacle Choir Salt Lake City, Utahp. 190
Sundance Film Festival Park City, Utahp. 192
Indian Powwows Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Across Americap. 195
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Albuquerque, New Mexicop. 198
Tombstone Arizonap. 201
Grand Canyon Arizonap. 204
Las Vegas Nevadap. 207
Miss America Las Vegas, Nevadap. 209
Pacific Coast, Hawaii, & Alaska
Space Needle Seattle, Washingtonp. 214
Cable Cars San Francisco, Californiap. 216
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco, Californiap. 219
Napa Valley Californiap. 222
Yosemite Californiap. 225
Death Valley Californiap. 227
Rose Bowl Pasadena, Californiap. 230
Disneyland Anaheim, Californiap. 232
Beverly Hills Californiap. 235
Academy Awards Hollywood, Californiap. 237
Pearl Harbor Oahu, Hawaiian Islandsp. 240
Surfing Hawaii, California, and Along America's Coastsp. 243
Luaus Hawaiian Islandsp. 246
Bald Eagles Alaska, Florida, and Minnesotap. 249
The Iditarod Alaskap. 252
Across America
Barbershop Quartetsp. 256
Cross-Country Road Tripsp. 259
Drive-in Theatersp. 261
Lumberjack Contestsp. 264
Monster Truck Ralliesp. 267
Naturalization Ceremoniesp. 269
Pie-Baking contestsp. 272
Quilting Beesp. 275
Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circusp. 277
Square Dancingp. 279
Train Journeysp. 282
Lodging And Diningp. 285
Honorable Mentionsp. 327
Acknowledgmentsp. 329
Indexp. 331
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