Amana Colony - The Community of True
Inspiration - The
Amana Colonies, a historic utopian society located in the rolling hills of
Iowa's River Valley, were established
shortly before the Civil War by a group of German-speaking European settlers
We're on the road - We're touring the
upper midwest for several weeks and blogging about the sites and history we run
into along the way. Follow us in images via the
Photo Blog and read about
some of our primary destinations in the
Travel Blog. Here's
Peninsula and Ghost Town Fayette (Photo Blog) - We made it to Michigan and
parked our trailer on the Stonington Peninsula for several days of exploration,
including the fantastic and well preserved ghost town of Fayette. See our visit
to the Peninsula Point Lighthouse, Fayette Historic Town Site and more in this
edition of our Photo Blog.
On to Michigan and the Fayette Historic Town Site (Travel Blog) - Read about
the history of Fayette, a small industrial 19th century town on the Garden
Peninsula of Michigan that is preserved as an historic town site. Talk
about some interesting history.. read about it in this edition of our Travel
Little Door County (Photo Blog) - We moved on to the Door Peninsula and
found lake life on the Bay, along with some history and great photo
opportunities. It's easy to understand why this area of Wisconsin attracts so
many during the tourist season.
Area and Beer (Photo Blog) - For our time in East Central Wisconsin, we save
Milwaukee for last and traveled down from Fond du Lac on Labor Day weekend for
some history in German immigration, beer and more. See our visit through images
on our Photo Blog.
Fond du Lac to Milwaukee (Travel Blog) - Did you know that Milwaukee was
born out of a Bridge War? Read some interesting history of Milwaukee and a
little bit of the surrounding area in this post on our Travel Blog.
East Central Wisconsin from Fond du Lac (Photo Blog) - We took a little down
time but still explored the area around Fond du Lac and over to Lake Michigan.
See our visit via this photo blog.
of Old World Wisconsin (Photo Blog) - Now in our all time favorite list, Old
World Wisconsin outdoor museum has something for the entire family to see and
do. See our visit in images via this photo blog.
Old World Wisconsin (Travel Blog) - Read about how this outdoor museum came
together and the interesting history we found inside via our Travel Blog.
When in Rome... Wisconsin (Photo Blog) - We headed out of Prairie du Chien
and across Wisconsin to Kettle Moraine State Park, catching some great views
along the way.
Iowa to Wisconsin Via a Field of Dreams (Photo Blog) - We had a blast
at the Field of Dreams movie site before landing in Pikes Peak State Park for
some rich Mississippi history. After browsing the photo blog, read about
the history of McGregor, Prairie du Chien and more via the Travel Blog.
Prairie du Chien via a Field of Dreams (Travel Blog) - Read about the Field
of Dreams Movie Site along with the history of McGregor Iowa and Prairie du
Chien Wisconsin and more in this edition of our adventure in the Upper Midwest.
Amana Colonies - A Tour through Time (Photo Blog) - Images from our visit to
the seven communities that make up Amana Colonies in Iowa, an interesting piece
of communal history.
Colonies (Travel Blog) - Read about the history of how the Amana Colonies
were formed and why "The Great Change" in 1932 was brought about.
Strolling into Iowa (Photo Blog) - We head out of Missouri, catching the
sites and history in photos along the way.
We'll see you on the road!
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Presidio of San Ignacio de Tubac (1752-1848) - Also
called Fort Tubac, this Spanish built presidio was established by the
Spanish Army in 1752 at the site of present-day Tubac,
some 50 years prior, the Catholic Church and the Spanish military had been the
vanguards of Spanish frontier expansion throughout New Spain.