here comes the sum(mer)

here comes the sum(mer)

Summer is here and so is the second 2020 edition of AmericA Magazine with 5 journeylism.nl articles. In New Orleans, Louisiana we listened to the sound of Louis Armstrong. We crossed Crystal Bridges to be embraced by 400 years of American art in Bentonville, Arkansas. In Nederland, Colorado they celebrate Frozen Dead Guy each year […] more…
the big muddy pyramid

the big muddy pyramid

The fact that a fishing store sits in a pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee is the result of a bet Bass Pro Shops owner Johnny Morris made with some of his friends back in 2005. While trying to catch some catfish, their eyes were caught by the huge glass triangle at the bank of the Mississippi […] more…
the bubble top king

the bubble top king

At a stone’s throw from the mother road, Darryl Starbird still works on new cars from a nostalgic past. The Bubble Top King is his nickname and when you turn off Route 66 in Afton, Oklahoma and follow the smell of oil and gas, you’ll arrive at the National Rod & Custom Hall of Fame…click here […] more…
we are the champions

we are the champions

Back in May 2019, nobody would give a dime for the World Series Championship chances of the Nationals. DC’s baseball pride had lost 31 of their first 50 games. Coach Martinez was on the verge of being fire and the Washington Post already branded it a lost season. Five months later, the newspaper’s headline read […] more…
the day the music died

the day the music died

December 8, 1980 in front of the Dakota Building in New York City is when and where the music died. ‘Five bullets of fame’ were fired by a man who earlier in the day had a chat with John Lennon. Hours after their friendly exchange, Lennon was murdered. His killer then picked up a copy […] more…
back to the future

back to the future

Urban legend tells that the streets around the Jasper County Courthouse were the inspiration for the town square in Back to the Future. The rumor has been surfing the internet for years and……could be true. Standing on Main Street in Carthage, Missouri, it does not take a Doc and a DeLorean to travel back to […] more…
s.p.r.i.n.g.

s.p.r.i.n.g.

The first issue of AmericA Magazine hit shelves and kissed doormats this week. It’s March Madness with 5 articles by journeylism.nl on the murder of John Lennon by Mark Chapma, The Bubble Top King of Oklahoma, the ‘Only in America’ shopping experience at the Bass Pro Pyramid in Memphis, the road to the crazy World […] more…
the enchanted grotto

the enchanted grotto

Under the rich soil of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, magic has created its own enchanted forest made of lime and stone. The Luray Caverns for centuries have been a place of natural beauty that shocks and awes all who descent underground to step into a world painted by the nature…click here for the full article published in […] more…
the christmas song

the christmas song

It can’t be a coincidence. All I want for Christmas, Jingle Bells and I’m dreaming of a White Christmas were all composed in the middle of summer. The Christmas Song wasn’t born under a cold starry, starry night either. ‘Chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Jack frost nipping at your nose. Yuletide carols being sung […] more…
the king of concrete

the king of concrete

It’s 1913 when Henry C. Mercer, eight construction workers and Lucy the horse step into an open field in Pennsylvania. The nine man and the nag are very upbeat. Three years later they have poured a dream into a concrete castle…click here for the full article published in AmericA Magazine’s winter 2019 edition more…
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