Posts by Jackie Finch:
Frisco Texas. A visit to the city’s Discovery Center leads to the National Videogame Museum, where vintage games and the history of video gaming is shared.
World War I Hero Sgt. York’s Home in Pall Mall Is Now a State Park By Jackie Sheckler Finch Betsy Ross York Lowrey was eight years old before she saw her first movie. Her dad loaded up the family and took them to nearby Jamestown to see a first-run film. What surprised young Betsy the […]
House Where Lee Harvey Oswald Spent Night Before JFK Assassination is Now Museum By Jackie Sheckler Finch Heading off to work, the 24-year-old tucked a brown-paper-wrapped cylindrical package into the back of his ride. Curtain rods for his Dallas apartment, he told the driver. Before he left the bedroom he shared with his wife Marina […]
Avery Island, LA, has been the home to the McIlhenny family’s Tabasco empire since 1868. Today it has a new on-site restaurant called 1868, and a museum.
Singing the blues at B.B. King hometown museum By Jackie Sheckler Finch A tractor mishap helped put the career of a renowned bluesman in high gear. If not for the 1946 accident, the world might never have heard of Riley King. Of course, we got to know him as B.B. King. “Because of that accident, […]
Spain’s Extremadura region reveals the true taste of smoky paprika, not like the red dust I have at home By Jackie Sheckler Finch When Christopher Columbus returned to Spain from his second voyage to the Americas, he brought a very special chili pepper that was served to his patrons, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella. Even though […]
Hiking the Majestic Snaefellsjökull in Iceland: Is it the portal to the center of the Earth? By Jackie Sheckler Finch Today I walked on a glacier that is said to be the entrance to the center of the earth. I’ve seen many glaciers in my travels but I’ve never set foot on one, especially such […]