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    This is one of a series of 51, 1 hour programs about the USA. Basically it's an hour program on each state, plus Washington D.C.. Full length DVD's can be found at discoveriesamerica.com.

    Maine is a visual feast of cultural and scenic highlights of a state whose wilderness, lakes, rivers and dramatic coastline form a rugged, beautiful environment. An early morning trip to sea with two lobstermen is a lesson in the importance of crustaceans to the state’s identity and economy. Local lobster pounds like Trenton Bridge Lobster Pound and Red’s Eats are two of the places to enjoy this traditional delicacy. In Wiscasset, an unexpected peek into the Musical Wonder House reveals an astounding collection of beautifully preserved music boxes. In Freeport, you’ll find the Desert of Maine, the only desert east of the Mississippi. Bar Harbor & surrounding Acadia National Park are charming, scenic and beautiful even on the most blustery day, which makes them two of the largest tourist draws in the state. In Eastport, tour a salmon aquaculture facility where they monitor the fish with cameras for an effective way to insure proper feeding. A longtime condiment for the area’s sardines, Raye’s Mustard is still popular enough to be made using the old-fashioned stone ground method from one hundred years ago to produce delicious gourmet mustards. Near Mt Katahdin a group of Appalachian Trail hikers who are almost finished with the trail reflect on their 2000-mile, 6 month journey. The historic Katahdin Steamboat has plied the waters of Moosehead Lake since the early 1900s, during which time it has hauled everything from tourists to logging equipment, and sometimes both. Maine used to be the number one potato producing state in the country and potato farming is still big business here. Although economies of scale have changed it somewhat, potato farming is still a family business and important enough to have its own television show, the Potato Picker’s Special, each morning. The Maine Military Authority is responsible for saving the government millions of dollars by refurbishing a variety of military vehicles including the Humvee. A tour of their facility shows what goes into bringing Humvee’s back to life with everything from improved suspensions to engine replacement and bodywork. Gene Bahr is a wildlife artist who uses the local basswood to create very unique “catch and release” carvings - amazingly detailed sculptures of fish that are intended to replace the trophy with a beautiful, artistic replica that won’t suffer the ravages of time.

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    On Dauphin Island, history buffs learn about Fort Gaines ("Damn the torpedoes - full speed ahead!") while nature lovers explore sandy beaches, estuaries of the island and heronry, home of many nesting Great Blue Herons.

    Offshore, oystermen working the gulf for generations, bring in an important harvest and component of the local economy.

    Sea Lab, marine science and education center, is home to Estuarium, a place where visiting students explore the marine environment and local researchers study jellyfish and sea grass.

    Mobile, a historic city with stately ante bellum mansions, like the Bragg Mitchell home. The original Mardi Gras city now has its own Carnival Museum.

    Further north is Selma, a town internationally recognized as ground zero for voting rights movement of 1965. The Museum of Voting Rights explains history of those who marched across Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, all the way to Montgomery, in the fight to secure the Voting Rights Act.

    The rolling hills of northern Alabama are home to a variety of outdoor pursuits, including the sport of raccoon hunting. Coon dog training is serious business here, the only coon dog cemetery in the world is located here.

    At the Mt. Top Flea Market outside Atalla, over 100 acres of vendors sell just about anything under the sun.

    Ave Maria Grotto is located on the grounds of a Benedictine monastery. For several decades one of the monks labored to create an unusual display of miniatures…scale models of unique architectural buildings from around the world.heron, Sea, Lab, kids, Mobile, Carnival, musueSelma,

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    This is one of a series of 51, 1 hour programs about the USA. Basically it's an hour program on each state, plus Washington D.C.. Full length DVD's can be found at discoveriesamerica.com.

    Eureka Springs takes great pride in her treasures including Victorian houses, narrow winding streets, the haunted Crescent Hotel and nearby Thorn Crown Chapel.

    Mountain View is the folk music capital of the world where musicians come and gather outside the courthouse to play music. The Ozark Folk Center has an interpretive facility that educates the public on traditional Ozark arts and crafts.

    At Serenity Farm Breads, everything is made from healthy sourdough, including French bread, pastry croissants and focaccias.

    The trout planting program in Arkansas stocks up local rivers with a ton of trout, some of which grow up to be world-record catches.

    Wildflower farmers grow native plants in order to harvest and market the seeds.

    Terra Studios is a real roadside attraction featuring acres of sculpture and the original "Bluebird of Happiness."

    The Buffalo River is a free flowing river that attracts thousands of paddlers and campers.

    The William J Clinton Presidential Library includes an archival research facility and museum housed in an environmentally friendly building.

    Riddle's Elephant Sanctuary is a 330-acre home for elephants of all species, genders and dispositions. The

    Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie is an interpretive facility that preserves the history of the prairie region with a popular exhibit on duck hunting and duck calls. A local business is a world leader in the manufacture of duck calls.

    The Hampton Pigskin Cook-off features a parade, carnival midway, hat contest, BBQ cook-off and rodeo.

    Crater of Diamonds State Park is the only diamond-producing site in the world open to the public.Clinton Presidential libraryTerra Studios

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    This is one of a series of 51, 1 hour programs about the USA. Basically it's an hour program on each state, plus Washington D.C.. Full length DVD's can be found at discoveriesamerica.com.

    Shopping along Michigan Avenue, an afternoon with the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field or a visit to the new Millennium Park…these are just a few of the locations visited by the “Discoveries… America” crew as they pass through Chicago, the third largest city in the United States.

    Take a look inside of Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and the surrounding neighborhood of Oak Park where he lived and worked.

    The Rialto Theater in Joliet is an amazing monument to the vaudeville tradition of the 20s. Almost torn down in the 1970s, it was refurbished to the tune of 6 million dollars including the original organ.

    Challenge Park Extreme is a 24-acre park dedicated to extreme sports. The facilities include several different paintball environments, an unusual mountain bike course and a skate park.

    More than 85% of the buildings in Galena are on the historic register, making it one of the most unique tourist destinations in the state. A trolley ride through town brings visitors to the home of General Grant and other important sites.

    In rural Illinois, metal artist Bob Cumpston creates delightful sculptures. Zebras, giraffes, llamas & monkeys are just a few of the animals one can find in his yard, and they never need to be fed.

    The capitol of Springfield is the heart of the land of Lincoln. Passage through the area includes a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the beautifully restored state capitol building, historic New Salem and Lincoln’s Tomb. America’s favorite highway passes right through the middle of Springfield. One of the icons of Route 66’s greater glory, Bill Shea’s Gas Station & Museum has a unique collection of Route 66 memorabilia. Another Springfield original is Cozy Dog, home of the original hot dog on a stick.

    In metropolis, Illinois, a giant 15-foot bronze statue of America’s favorite super hero watches over the city and the entrance to the Superman Museum. The museum has a 3 million dollar collection of memorabilia celebrating the various incarnations of the man of steel.

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    The Wright Brothers made first powered flight in North Carolina, today there’s a monument to their achievement, & museum with replica of their original flyer.

    Kitty Hawk Kites bring passion of flying with ultra lights and kite boards. Hang gliding classes are popular in Jockey’s Ridge, a natural sand dune on the Outer Banks.

    Wilmington is historic city with waterfront with over 200 historic buildings, historic homes, museums & antique shops. Community’s third annual Bluegrass Festival helps support historic Thalean Hall.

    Lowe’s Motor Speedway is home of NASCAR. The track also used by Buck Baker Racing School, where enthusiasts learn skills of driving racecars.

    Love Valley, an isolated mountain community whose members include modern cowboys.

    Penland School of Crafts is an institution founded on love of materials – clay, stone, wood, metal, fibers & textiles.

    Arval Woodey has been turning wooden chairs for decades, all made without nails or glue, held by tight fitting joints of his masterful woodwork.

    Today, Mast General Store operates on same principles that kept it in business for almost one hundred years. A place where aspiring musicians get together & play their music,

    Young’s Mountain Music draws a crowd and has sent many a would-be entertainer to Nashville.

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Discoveries...America

Previews of this 51 hour series that explores the USA in high Definition.

Producers Jim & Kelly introduce you to real people and places that are the core of American character. Never before has a series explored the United States in such depth..…


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Previews of this 51 hour series that explores the USA in high Definition.

Producers Jim & Kelly introduce you to real people and places that are the core of American character. Never before has a series explored the United States in such depth..

Cowboys, casinos, political history, parasailing, national parks, monuments, wagon trains, wheel wrights, poets, "paper stainers," guitar makers, dulcimer makers, hide tanners, buffalo round-ups, sculptors, artists, barn painters, marble artists, steam engins, farmers, ranchers, potters, presidential libraries, wildlife, commercial fishermen, sheep herders and a wide variety of pickers, fiddlers, singers & song writers.

A news magazine in style, the Discoveries...America series is a collection of video essays that truly look at the beauty of what makes the United States of America great. From New York to California and every state in between and even Washington D.C., you'll find exceptional hotograpy, interesting subjects and facinating stories that document what the real America is all about.

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