| ||Chicago |
Posted Date: 9/8/2006
Summary: Though it seems as though the White Sox/Cubs rivalry is older than the dirt that Chicago is built on, the city was in the works long before allegiances to the North or South sides were formed.
| ||A president's namesake |
Posted Date: 8/22/2006
Summary: This former "Great American Desert" has transformed into a vibrant community and Nebraska's state capital that stands out as one of the Midwest's fastest-expanding metropolitan areas in terms of population, business and culture.
| ||Oahu, HI: The heart of Hawaii |
Posted Date: 7/27/2006
Summary: Oahu, Hawaii, the most-populated and the third-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, is home to a rich, vibrant culture that permeates the island with its unique flavor and charm.
| ||Indianapolis: The Racing Capital of the World |
Posted Date: 3/27/2006
Summary: A snap decision by Indiana state officials in 1821 created the centrally located city of Indianapolis and declared it the state capitol. The city's centrality was not just appreciated by Indiana, as it was aptly nicknamed the Crossroads of America in 1847 because it was home to the country's first union rail depot, explained the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association.
| ||Savor the flavor: Flavored offerings experience growth as overall milk sales remain stable |
Posted Date: 3/27/2006
Summary: Proving that, despite what the old cliché says, you can indeed account for taste, any convenience-store retailer who has a taste for padding the bottom line can't afford to pass up the chance to offer flavored milk to his customers.
| ||Charlotte: North Carolina's shining light |
Posted Date: 2/27/2006
Summary: The history of Charlotte, N.C., stretches back to the recorded first settler family moving into present-day Mecklenburg County in the 1730s. With a population of 200, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce explained, Charlotte was declared the county seat of Mecklenburg County in 1774 - a status the city still enjoys.
| ||Des Moines, Iowa: Corn Country |
Posted Date: 2/9/2006
Summary: If it wasn't for a decision that the War Department made in 1843, Iowa's capital city, Des Moines, could very well be known as Raccoon, Iowa. A military post was established in 1834 at the merging point of the Des Moines and Raccoon Rivers, and nine years later it was suggested that the fort be called Fort Raccoon, according to data from the City of Des Moines.
| ||Beaumont/Port Arthur, Texas |
Posted Date: 1/19/2006
Summary: "That's such a heartbeat of the industry," said Lynton Allred, executive vice president of Austin-based Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, as he reflected on the Beaumont/Port Arthur area. "It's kind of a hotbed in refining and production - everything is right there. The Beaumont area is where it started!"
| ||Fort Wayne, IN Summit City |
Posted Date: 12/17/2005
Summary: Fort Wayne, Ind., has come a long way from its roots as Kekionga, the traditional capital of the Miami nation, which is a Native American tribe originally found in Indiana and Ohio. Over time, control of this territory jumped between France, Britain and the Native Americans, and settled with the United States in 1794, www.wikipedia.org stated.
| ||Tulsa, OK: Tulsey Town |
Posted Date: 11/15/2005
Summary: Tulsa, the second largest city in Oklahoma, has provided a vivid backdrop for the key moments that define and compose its history. The city known today as Tulsa was first settled between 1828 and 1836 by the Lockapoka Creek Tribe, who were driven from their native Alabama by the forced removal of Native Americans from the Southeast, according to www.wikipedia.org.
| ||The Duke City: New Mexico's largest city celebrates its Tricentennial |
Posted Date: 9/20/2005
Summary: As its 300th birthday approa-ches, Albuquerque, N.M., began celebrating its rich tradition, flavorful culture and noted progress in April 2005. And the party isn't over until October 2006.
| ||The District |
Posted Date: 8/25/2005
Summary: Washington, D.C.'s colorful history began with the Piscataway Indians, who settled in the region in the early 17th century, but moved West as European settlers began arriving in the following decades.