Author: Gwyn Goodrow


Gwyn Goodrow – Writer and blogger with an emphasis on cultural history and textile arts. Gwyn writes about culture-rich historical destinations. She has traveled throughout the United States, including a memorable flightseeing trip at Denali National Park in Alaska. International escapades include the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. When she’s not traveling, you will find Gwyn writing non-fiction eBooks, doing genealogy research, experimenting with crocheting techniques, or planning another trip. Gwyn is a member of the ITWPA and blogs at

Meridian Roundup-Trains

Railroads, Royals, and Carousels: See the Queen City of Meridian, Mississippi

The long, lingering, and forlorn sound of a train wailed in the distance. Perhaps it’s merely a welcoming call, a

Meridian Roundup-Entry to Rose Hill Cemetery

Buried Secrets: A Cemetery Tour with the Rose Hill Company of Players

“There was a time when Sundays in the South were time for visiting with relatives and telling the stories of

Meridian Railroad Museum-Model Train Display

Railroad History and Heritage Are Preserved at the Meridian Railroad Museum

One of central Mississippi’s best-kept secrets is the Meridian Railroad Museum. It’s easy to find – just north of Interstate

Hotel del Coronado

A Plunge into History in Coronado California

The sweeping Coronado Bridge transports visitors over San Diego Bay to the beachy laid-back paradise of Coronado, California. When my

Massive Boulders in Cherokee Rock Village

Experience Alabama’s Great Outdoors at Cherokee Rock Village

Native American Historical Sites Alabama – Destination Three Have you ever been eye to eye with a swooping hawk? Take

Oakville Indian Mounds Museum arrowhead collection

Finding Ancient History at the Oakville Indian Mounds Education Center

Native American Historical Sites Alabama – Destination Two Arrowheads mounted on a large wooden sign point the way to the

Trail of Tears National Historic Trail Road Markers

The Trail of Tears: Fort Payne Alabama Historic Cabin Site

Native American Historical Sites Alabama – Destination One Modern day Fort Payne, Alabama, is best known as home to the

Chattanooga Choo Choo Train

Chattanooga: 24 Hours at the Chattanooga Choo Choo

As train enthusiasts and historians, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the iconic Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel. A crack here and there or continuing renovations were just part of the charm of the place. For me, a few dents and bruises are indication of a life well lived. Embrace the history and this treasured slice of Americana.

The Passage permanent structure and exhibits in Chattanooga

Chattanooga: Lamentations at The Passage

Five Day Road Trip in the Tennessee Valley – Huntsville to Chattanooga Seventh Stop – The Passage Water provided life

Statue of Cherokee at river bank with fish - Walk Cha Tour in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Tennessee: Free Walk Cha Tour

Five Day Road Trip in the Tennessee Valley – Huntsville to Chattanooga Seventh Stop – Walk Cha Tour A proper