Check out some great Midwest-related stories I read online this past month:
Which Four Presidents Call Cincinnati Home?-Terri has the answer to this question at The Wandering Educators blog. I've managed to visit the home towns of Presidents McKinley and Garfield in northern Ohio, so it was interesting to find out about more about the southern Ohio homes of William Henry Harrison, Benjamin Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant and William Howard Taft.
Palmer House lobby Chicago: A classic (and classy) hangout-Visiting or live in Chicago? Check out Pola's story in her Jetting Around blog about an elegantly beautiful way to spend an afternoon in an historic setting in her story about afternoon tea at the Palmer House hotel lobby.
St. Louis, MO: Top Day Trips for Kids-Join Adam and his family as they enjoy a few short day trips from their hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Check out their visits to Springfield (Illinois), as well as the Missouri towns of Hannibal, Hermann and Cape Girardeau at the Visit Flyover Country blog.
A weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin-Have you got a case of cabin fever? Grab the kids and check out Julie's suggestions at Road Trips for Families for spending a winter weekend in central Wisconsin.
Staying in a state park-I've stayed in several state park lodges in Ohio (Maumee, Punderson and Geneva-on-the-Lake), and I can't wait to try some of the suggestions for park cabins and lodges at parks in Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin from the folks at the Midwest Weekends blog.
Capturing winter's beauty-Check out this article chock-full of tips about winter photography at the Midwest Weekends blog. Learn a bit about taking photos in the snow and cold, as well as find suggestions for photography workshops in the Upper Midwest as you look ahead towards planning your travels next winter.
Dayton: Running into a Skyline Shot-Aaron turns a quick stop on a road trip (for a cup of coffee, of course!) into an opportunity to catch a nice skyline shot of Dayton, Ohio, along the Great Miami Rivera and a visit with aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright. Check it out at The Adventures of elATLboy blog.
Chicago Skyline from St. Joseph, Michigan-On a clear day, you can see Chicago from across Lake Michigan in the southwestern Michigan community of St. Joseph. Jasia shares her tips about capturing this unique view of Chicago at Discover St. Joseph.
New Deal WPA works in Cambridge City, Indiana-America's Depression-era Work Projects Administration program helped many workers feed their family through the 1930s by creating works to benefit the public. Many of the projects still exist today. I've visited some of them like a magnificent lodge in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and WPA buildings at the zoo in Toledo, Ohio. Join Jessica as she shows readers at little Indiana some WPA murals at post offices in Cambridge City and Attica.
Indianapolis' Early Automotive Roots-Midwest Guest readers may recall my tales of traveling the Lincoln Highway through West Virginia, Ohio and Indiana, as well as Carl Fisher, the "Father of the Lincoln Highway". Check out this story from Dennis at Historic Indianapolis about Fisher's early days in that city as a young bicycle shop owner, and Fisher's transition into the automotive industry
This wraps up another edition of my monthly Midwest travel links list.
Do you have any other favorite Midwest stories or blogs that I should check out?
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