| May 8, 2012
| 7:10 PM
For the 50 years leading up to the Civil War, steamboats ruled the Mississippi River and its tributaries to the east and west, carrying passengers, produce, sugar, cotton and livestock while weaving through the nation's heartland and touching the shores...
| Apr 30, 2012
An American queen was on hand to rechristen another American Queen as Priscilla Presely helped bring the largest steamboat ever built back into service.
Acting as godmother to The American Queen, the wife of the late Elvis Presley was on hand to swing...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 5:28 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. - High atop the American Queen, Richard and Marilyn Jensen sat on deck chairs outside their stateroom, holding each other's wrinkled hands. Beyond the railing, the bluffs of southern Minnesota, tinged with fall colors, slid by. A distant...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 12:05 PM
America is full of baseball pilgrimages and road trips. Fenway Park in Boston turns 100 this year. Wrigleyville, the neighborhood around Wrigley Field in Chicago is the best baseball neighborhood in the country. California has five major league teams to...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 7:19 AM
BLAINE, Ohio — The Blaine Hill Bridge is a monument to Ohio's past.
The 385-foot, brick-paved bridge in Belmont County is also a surviving link to the historical National Road. It dates to 1828 and is the oldest surviving bridge in the Buckeye...
| Jun 24, 2012
| 8:11 PM
CINCINNATI — Because of its hilly topography, this city has been called the "San Francisco of Ohio." And this July, those hills will be coming alive with the sound of choral music.
From July 4-14, the World Choir Games, also known as "The...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 4:11 PM
JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Warren and Jill Schimpff's red-hot business began more than 120 years ago downtown, just north of the Ohio River across from Louisville, Ky.
Schimpff's Confectionery (812-283-8367, schimpffs.com) began producing Cinnamon Red...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:48 PM
Electric power plants that burn oil or coal in Maryland sent more than 27 million pounds of toxic pollutants into the air in 2009.
That was the fifth-highest total in the nation and a threat to public health, according to a new report by the Natural...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:56 AM
VEVAY, Ind. — Every summer, over the last weekend in August, girls in Swiss costumes dance traditional polkas, passenger boats ply the Ohio River, and fireworks light up the night sky here.
The riverbank of this otherwise quiet Switzerland County...
| Sep 3, 2011
| 8:20 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Bartender Cris Dehlavi is making a mint julep at Mouton, a Short North arts district hot spot that specializes in Prohibition-era cocktails.
Across the street, people are milling around a White Castle, one of the fast-food dives...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 7:11 AM
Luke Clausen found a rare day in June when, on the fourth day of the FLW Tour bass fishing tournament on the Potomac River out of National Harbor, he brought in 19 pounds, 4 ounces of fish, two pounds more than any other professional fishermen had...