A family found a rare collection of gold coins — worth a total of $1 million — from a 1715 shipwreck off the Florida coast.
With the Civil War growing closer to home and rumors of soldiers burning homesteads, Thornton and Christina Myers took the family’s most prized possessions - silverware and Christina’s recently finished cherry quilt - and buried them 6 feet under.
The stone walls were giving way and the greenery was taking over. But what’s left of a famous little home has been saved from the elements. The dilapidated cottage which was featured in ‘The Quiet Man’ was officially placed under state protection yesterday.
A new great blue heron colony has settled in the Avon Hills, managing to conceal 6.5-foot wingspans amid a dense canopy of oaks.
It’s that time when families jump into cars, RVs and planes to head around the nation and world for several days or weeks of fun away from home. And then there are those families who choose extended travel: months or even years in a faraway place.