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Bucket list: Travel the Great River Road

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Summer road trips are a right of a passage for the average American. Cruisin' the highways and byways of the good ol' USA with an open mind, a map and an itinerary has been a quintessential part of our culture, blossoming in the late 1930s upon the completion of Route 66.


As the automobile industry boomed in the 1950s, cars became a part a tool of leisurely activity. Add the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System into the picture and the summer-vacation-road-trip pandemic was born.

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Stacy Bengs-Silverberg
Stacy Bengs has been a photojournalist at the Red Wing Republican Eagle since 2010. She holds a bachelors degree in journalism and art from the University of Minnesota.
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