Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza
The Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza celebrates the rich and diverse ethnic history of the Rock River Valley region and the universal aspiration for tranquility and world harmony.
The Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza celebrates the rich and diverse ethnic history of the Rock River Valley ...
Christian Life School Track and Football Field "Go Eagles"
This is the bridge over the dam at Rock Cut State Park
The fishing pier on the north side of Pierce Lake.
Midway Village Rockford,Illlinois Turn of the century historic site featuring a museum and living his...
Early evening view of the Rock River at Sinnissippi Park.
Baumann Park, Kishwaukee River
Daytime view of the Kishwaukee River in Cherry Valley, Illinois
Baumann Park Lake Cherry Valley, Illinois
Joe "Mr. 4th of July" Marino Statue, Thanks Joe
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.