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History Podcasts – My Favorites

It’s been a while since I listed my favorite history podcasts.  There are a number of high quality, entertaining, free podcasts available and these are my favorites: History Podcasts – Revolutions – Mike’s awesome podcast, covering the revolutions which shaped the modern world. The History of Byzantium – This podcast tracks the history of the Eastern Roman Empire.  This is a subject about which I learned very little in school – and I am fascinated by this podcast.  Good stuff.a Myths and History of Greece and Rome – This podcast takes an in depth look at the Greek and Roman Empires – from their foundations.  I listen for the information – and the awesome accent! The Podcast History of Our…

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Resources, Saving Money

State Park Parking Fees For Parks In All 50 States

Below is a summary of state park parking fees for parks in all 50 states.  This is an update to a summary from 4 years ago.  We love our state parks here in Georgia – and we enjoy visiting state parks when we travel.  I thought this list might be helpful for others.  Information is subject to change, so please check with the individual park you plan to visit, prior to your trip.  For some states, the state park parking fees are referred to as daily-use fees or entrance fees. Alabama State Parks – From the Alabama State Parks website – Alabama State Parks offer ideal places to stay: resorts, hotels, cabins and cottages, camping; and fun places to play:…

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Cash, Family, Resources

Silver Coins – List Of U.S. Coins Containing Silver

Silver coins are easier to find than you might think.  My son and I recently began collecting coins – and we are finding silver coins. The cool thing is – we are finding these (partially) silver coins while sorting through rolls of commonly used U.S. coins. We have learned that sorting through rolls of coins is often referred to as coin roll hunting.  Pretty cool. Once or twice a week, we’ll go to the bank and get a few rolls of coins – some dimes, nickels, and quarters.  If the bank has them, we’ll also get some half-dollars.  We’ll come home and hunt through the rolls for any interesting – or valuable – coins. By the way – this is…

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