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List of Back Issues
(Note:  issues 1 - 19 were named
Heartland Highways.
It's the same great newspaper
with a different name.)

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Map of all routes

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Visit great two-lane roads like this one in the Smoky mountains 

Issue one.  "Premier Edition."  Introduction to Heartland Highways, bio on Loren Eyrich, and meet the COW (Condo-On-Wheels).  Florida's oldest saloon (1878); Saint Augustine, America's oldest city (1565).  US 1, south to Key West, ghost town on Indian Key.  America's smallest post office in Ochopee.  US 27, Clewiston, Cypress Knee Museum, Cedar Key, Bagdad, Pensacola.  Jackass Crossing (Today called Yeehaw Junction).  44 pages.  Lots of pictures, a little history, trivia, and corny humor.

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Palace Saloon, Florida's oldest - 1878 - 
Fernandina Beach

Issue two.  "Highways of the Confederacy."  GA: Savannah and Charleston.  Georgia's Sea Islands.  Black Rock Mountain; the Bavaria-wannabe town of Helen. SC: Fort Sumter, first battle of Civil War.  Myrtle Beach.  TN: "See Rock City", Chattanooga Choo Choo; Jack Daniels Distillery tour.  MS: Natchez Trace Parkway, Helen Keller's childhood home, Elvis Presley's birthplace.  AL: Coon Dog Memorial Park.  FL: World's smallest police station (a phone booth).  36 pages.

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See Rock City barn - Tennessee

Issue three.  "Gulf of Mexico Tour."  FL: Edison-Ford complex in Ft Myers.  Strawberry Festival.  Greek food in Tarpon Springs.  AL: Dauphin Island, ferry across Mobile Bay.  MS: Beauvoir, final home of Jefferson Davis.  LA: visit world's frog capital, and a crawfish farm.  Cross Mississippi on ferry, to Bayou Goula, and world's smallest church.  TX: Galveston, Padre Island National Seashore.  Texas Bar-B-Q, and Tex-Mex food.  Reynosa, Mexico.  Mesquite sawmill in Texas Hill Country.  36 pages. 

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Crawfish farmer Paul Zaunbrecher checks his  traps - Rayne, Louisiana

Issue four.  "Highways of New England."  COW drives US 1 from Florida to Maine.  GA: Vidalia onions.  CT: Nut Museum; outdoor dining.  RI: Fishermen of Galilee.  MA: Cape Cod; Boston historical sites.  ME: Trolley Museum, Stove Museum, Bar Harbor Lobster Races, Acadia National Park, bat house builder.  NH: Cog RR.  VT: Lake Champlain; Cheese factory since 1882.  40 pages.

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Lobster races
- Bar Harbor, Maine

Issue five.  "US 41."  Traces one highway, US 41, end to end.  Miami Beach to Copper Harbor, Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  FL: Miccosukee Indian Music Festival, alligator wrestling, airboat ride.  GA: Coca-Cola Museum.  TN: State Fair, Ryman Auditorium.  IN: Ernie Pyle birthplace,  Auburn /Cord /Duesenberg Factory, outhouse collector, Blueberry Festival. IL: Chicago Pizza. WI: Milwaukee beer and bratwurst, Pabst Brewery, couple who went to Mars courtesy of Burma-Shave, Houdini birthplace museum.  MI: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, visit copper mine.  40 pages.

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Hy Goldenberg's
outhouse collection
- Huntington, Indiana

Issue six.  "Florida Cracker Country."  FL: Two Egg, Florida, Outhouse Festival, Peanut Festival, Ocala National Forest, Cross Creek home of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Captain Tom's charter boat on Silver and Ocklawaha Rivers, Wakulla Springs, chain saw artist, Florida's oldest library & highest elevation, Homestead-90 days after Andrew, Wild Bird Rehab Center, bat tower in Florida Keys. 36 pages.

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Lawrence Grocery
- Two Egg, Florida

Issue seven.  "The Rio Grande Valley."  TX: Museum of Horns (horniest place in Texas), Mexico via hand-pulled ferry, boating on Amistad Reservoir, rowboats to Boquillas & Santa Elena, Mexico, Big Bend N.P., Alamo Movie Set, Jalapeno Festival, Jersey Lilly Saloon.  AR: Eat a Clinton Burger in Hope, Ark.  40 pages.

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Cottonwood Campground
- Big Bend National Park, Texas

Issue eight.  "Appalachian Highways."  Traces one highway, US 19, end to end.  St Petersburg to Lake Erie.  FL: "I Ain't Here Saloon".  GA: Oldest hardware store, Dahlonega gold mine tour, Baby Grand Canyon, Peach Festival, Gnat Festival.  NC: Blast From The Past Cafe.  WV: Inflation-fighting flight over New River Gorge with "Five Dollar Frank", dine at the "Ain't You Et Yet Cafe", Strawberry Festival, Cass Scenic Railway.  PA: Dry Tavern, Caputo's Pizza, Mars, Milk Goat Ranch, famous groundhog Punxatawney Phil, America's oldest gas station, Carson Valley Buffalo Ranch.  44 pages.

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The staff at Ain't You Et Yet Cafe - West Virginia

Issue nine. "Lincoln Highway."  The historic Lincoln Highway from Times Square to Neb/Wyo border.  NJ: Edison's laboratory. PA: Amish country, Intercourse, Lancaster County, Gettysburg, Ship of the Alleghenies, Studebaker dealer still open.  OH: Canton auto museum, Amish beanery with 19-pie menu, Buzzard Capital.  IN: "Quayle Trail" tour of Huntington with world-famous outhouse collector; popcorn producer, Shipshewana, Studebaker National Museum.  IL: Ronald Regan boyhood home, John Deere home.  IA: Riverboat gambling, Belle Plaine, Tama's Lincoln Highway bridge (1915).  NE: Neb State Fair, Pony Express Museum, Sod House Museum, mystery of Carhenge, Petrified Wood Gallery.  44 pages.

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Amish buggies at Zimmerman's Store - Intercourse, Pennsylvania

Issue ten.  "Middle Atlantic Coast."  SC: Hunting Island State Park, "South Of The Border".  NC: Battleship USS North Carolina, Outer Banks, second smallest Post Office, Wright Brothers Memorial, Kitty Hawk.  VA: Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel, Cherrystone Clams, Assateague Island.  US 301, Wilmington, DE to Sarasota, FL.  FL: An Ostrich farm and steel diners.  44 pages.

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US Route 301
- North Carolina

Issue eleven.  "Bayou Country Highways."  Mardi Gras parades in Fla/Ala/Miss.  Gulf Islands National Seashore.  LA: Kliebert's Alligator Farm.  MS: new casinos, old general stores, Natchez, Vicksburg, Margaret's Grocery & Bible Class, Earl's Art Gallery & Bar, Petrified Wood Forest, grist mill with no price increase since 1790.  AL: Hank Williams grave & museum, Smut Eye.  FL: Possum Monument, Big Cypress National Preserve.  40 pages.

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Preacher and Margaret Dennis -  Margaret's Grocery & Bible Class Vicksburg, Mississippi

Issue twelve.  "Adirondack Highways."  MD: The town of Boring, Maryland.  NY: Catskill Mountains: One-man winery, Woodstock (the town, not the festival), tour Secret Caverns; 178 year-old working gristmill.  Adirondack Mountains: Lake George, historic Village Diner, National Bottle Museum.  NJ: Boardwalks of Atlantic City and Wildwood, America's oldest lighthouse.  36 pages.

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Cavern's Creek Grist Mill - 1816 - Howes Cave, NY

Issue thirteen.  "The Lower Mississippi River."  Up the east bank of the great river, New Orleans to near St. Louis; down the west bank, to the delta.  LA: River Road.  Plantation home tours: San Francisco Plantation, Laura Plantation.  MS: Rosemont Plantation.  Eat at Cock of the Walk, Natchez.  Ghost of King's Tavern.  New casinos; Tunica, Mississippi.  Birthplace of the blues.  Graceland.  TN: Nature cruise on Tennessee's Reelfoot Lake.  IL: World's largest catsup bottle.  Illinois town on wrong side of the river.  40 pages.

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Laura Plantation - 1805 - Vacharie, Louisiana

Issue fourteen.  "The Upper Mississippi River."  Up the east bank of the great river, St. Louis to Lake Itasca; then down the west bank to St. Louis.  IL: $2 cruise, Nauvoo State Park, Max Nordeen's Wheels Museum, historic town of Galena.  WI: Dickeyville Grotto, world's largest 6-pack, MN: Mall of America, walleye on a stick, historic Mickey's Diner (1937), Quackery Museum, source of Mississippi, Paul Bunyan statues, largest ball of twine.  IA: Iowa's oldest bar (1852), National Farm Toy Museum.  MO: Tom Sawyer's town, Jim's Barbecue, Gateway Arch, world's only floating McDonald's.  FL: Also, inside look at world's largest RV show, Tampa.  40 pages. quackery-museum.jpg (10313 bytes)
Loren gets his head examined at Quackery Museum -   Minneapolis, MN 
(nothing was found.)
Issue fifteen.  "South Florida Backroads."  FL: Everglades National Park, alligator farm, railroad history on Pigeon Key, Key West, Big Cypress Preserve, smallest post office, Webster Farmer's Market, Solomon's Castle, Florida Cracker Trail, Ellie's 50's Diner, Arcadia.  40 pages.  pigeon-key.jpg (12411 bytes)
Charlene Saint Germain at Pigeon Key National Historic Site -  Marathon, Florida
Issue sixteen.  "Ozark Mountain Highways."  AR: Hot Springs National Park, Blanchard Caverns, Scenic Highway 7, Eureka Springs, Toad Suck Park, largest Mr. Peanut, Miss Laura's Brothel, Booger Hollow's 2-story outhouse, Wal-Mart Visitor's Center, Patent Model Museum.  MO:  Branson, Beverly Hillbillies' car, smallest cathedral.  36 pages. booger-holler.jpg (14556 bytes)
Booger Hollow's 2-story outhouse - Booger Hollow, AR
Issue seventeen.  "Pennsylvania Backroads."  PA: Valley Forge, Hopewell Furnace, Harley-Davidson assembly plant tour, Haines Shoe House, ride a steam railway through Lancaster County, World's largest Edsel collection, Mercer Museum, mule barge on Delaware Canal, Delaware Water Gap, coal mine tour, Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, Simpler Times Museum.  36 pages. edsels.jpg (8534 bytes)
Hugh Lesley with just two of his 179 Edsels - Oxford, PA
Issue eighteen.  "Dixie Backroads."  MS: Exotic Animal Orphanage, Rocking chairs for the Presidents, Yazoo City, Casey Jones Museum, Virlillia Store (1840's), Abe's BBQ.  LA: Kaffie-Frederick Store (1892), Rayne (City of Murals & World's Frog Capitol), Acadian Cultural Center, Cajun food, Creole food.  WV: Berkeley Castle.  VA: Skyline Drive, Blue Ridge Parkway, The General Store (1891).  NC: Mabry Mill, Great Smoky Mtn RR,  FL: Special section on 1996 Florida RV SuperShow & Rally.  40 pages. berkeley.jpg (10150 bytes)
Berkeley Castle - Berkeley Springs, West Virginia
Issue nineteen.  "Georgia On My Mind."  GA: Things to do in Georgia when the Olympics are over.  Lake Lanier, Stone Mountain Park, Martin Luther King Historic Site, Bavarian town of Helen, World's largest school campus, Swint's Pecan House, great barbecue joints.  FL: Evinston's 1884 Post Office, Harvest Village.  36 pages.  swints.jpg (11813 bytes)
Swint's Pecan House
- Milner, Georgia
Issue twenty.  "Western Backroads."  COW crosses Rocky Mountains for the first time.  OK: Sequoyah's Home Site, Albert's tiny Post Office, Route 66.  KS: Dodge City.  CO: Petrified wood service station, Gunnison River Canyon.  ID: Moscow, Elk River Falls, Eat a Helmer Burger, Coeur d'Alene, Sandpoint, Lewis & Clark Trial.  University of Idaho Life on Wheels Conference for RVers.  Profile on Sharlene "Charlie" Minshall (silver-haired RVer drives solo).  MT: National Bison Range.  36 pages. petrified.jpg (10185 bytes)
Petrified wood service station
- Lamar, CO

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