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  • Some folklore tales told about Johnny Appleseed

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    Some tales told in folklore accounts about the man known as Johnny Appleseed: — Wore his cooking pot as a hat to save having to carry it while traveling. — Extinguished a fire he had built when he realized mosquitoes drawn to the flames were dying. He didn't want to kill living...

  • Exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you're wrong. They're hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to a western Ohio center and...

  • Massachusetts national parks generateD $470M

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A new report shows that visitors to national parks in Massachusetts spent nearly $470 million in 2013. The report from the National Park Service shows that nearly 9.7 million people visited national parks in the state last year, supporting nearly 6,000 jobs. Most...

  • National parks in Alabama record visitor increase

    Updated: Sat, Jul 19, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The National Park Service reports that its parks and other attractions in Alabama saw an increase in visitors in 2013. The Park Service recorded 749,855 visitors in Alabama in 2013. That was up from 717,724 in 2012. The increase came even though there was a...

  • New signs to say 'Welcome to Sweet Home Alabama'

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Tourists traveling into Alabama on interstate highways will soon be greeted by signs strengthening the state's official connection to the Lynyrd Skynyrd song title "Sweet Home Alabama." "Alabama The Beautiful" signs that have stood at the state line since...

  • Construction begins on new Salt Lake City airport

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City travelers in the next decade will catch expansive views of the Wasatch range, move faster through security and have more shops to choose from once crews finish work on a $1.8 billion airport, officials said Friday. The update is overdue, they...

  • Visits to Md. national parks down slightly

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says 6.6 million people visited national parks in Maryland in 2013. Those tourists spent $212 million, supporting 2,689 jobs in the state. Those numbers are all down slightly from 2012, when about 40,000 more people visited Maryland...

  • NYC museum gets gift of Lichtenstein sketchbooks

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — The estate of Roy Lichtenstein has donated 21 of the pop artist's sketchbooks and two of his early drawings to the Morgan Library & Museum. The New York City museum said Friday the works were a gift from Lichtenstein's wife, Dorothy. Lichtenstein died in 1997. The...

  • Lightning hits San Antonio hotel, guests evacuated

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Heavy rain in parts of Texas has flooded roads, left campers stranded and forced evacuation of a hotel during a weather-related fire. San Antonio firefighters early Friday responded to a Holiday Inn where lightning blew a hole in the roof. The estimated 50 guests...

  • NH's Travel Division head to lead regional group

    Updated: Fri, Jul 18, 2014

    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — The director of New Hampshire's Division of Travel and Tourism has stepped down to head Discover New England, a tourism organization representing the region. Lori Harnois has worked for the division for 15 years. Her last day was Thursday. She starts as...

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