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10 Things You Never Knew About Charleston, South Carolina

By RICH GRANT Everyone knows Charleston, South Caroline, is one of United States’ most historic cities, but there’s a lot more than history occupying the town’s 1,600 pre-Revolutionary War buildings, including new breweries, distilleries and clubs. Charleston has become a Williamsburg with bars. And James Beard award-winning restaurants. And one-of-a-kind shops and galleries. Of course, there’s still plenty of history

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Fetterman’s Last Ride, Part II

By RICH GRANT The Battle for the Bloody Bozeman Trail In 1866, gold was discovered in Montana, and it was almost a replica of what had happened in Colorado. The main trails west bypassed and went far south of Montana, so a scout named John Bozeman laid out a new diagonal trail northwest across Wyoming for the dozens of wagon

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The Beauty of Branson Lies Beyond, in the Ozarks (Part II)

By RICH GRANT     Branson, Missouri, and the Ozark mountains are the biggest tourist attraction in the midwestern United States, and an area of outstanding natural beauty, history and art. While Branson attracts millions of visitors a year for its 120 shows, making it sort of the family-style “Las Vegas of the Midwest,” the area around Branson is filled with lakes,

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