I have history envy. I doubt that it’s a very widespread malady, though possibly infectious. Therefore, in the public interest I have compiled a list of symptoms to watch for: I often wonder what it would be like to go to work in a historic building situated on a narrow… read more >
Posts Tagged ‘Oregon Trail’
Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, Toni Morrison, has admitted in interviews that she writes the story she would like to read herself. Unfortunately, doing what we want and doing it well is a gift that only a talented few possess. I do identify with her sentiment, however. After all,… read more >
“Seeing the elephant”, I’m told, is a purely American phrase which gained popularity in the early 19th century. Coincidentally, the first circuses reached these shores from Europe in the 1830’s and they invariably included exotic animals that no American had ever seen. They were HUGE – almost overwhelming – and… read more >
Andrew Carroll in his excellent new book (Here is Where) about what he calls America’s “forgotten history”, raises the question about the difficulty of learning from history when so much of it is either mis-remembered, or worse, just plain invented. Personal memoirs are particularly suspect because the author often has… read more >
At a recent history conference I learned – among other things – that the stereotypical movie depiction of circling the wagons against an imminent Indian attack (a plot device used in countless Hollywood movies and TV westerns), originated not on the Oregon Trail but with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show…. read more >
Like school field trips, vacation travel resonates when it includes activities which give meaning to the experience. Shebby Lee Tours provides memorable travel excursions which enrich your lives.
Although Shebby Lee Tours started as a local sightseeing company with the slogan, “we lend insights to the sights”, it wasn’t until 1993 that we expanded beyond our standard fare of western national parks and moved toward what would become our hallmark. That was the year we developed that iconic symbol of America’s westward expansion movement, the Oregon Trail.
There are no guarantees in life. Well, maybe there are – at least when buying a vacation. Travel Alliance Partners, better known as TAP, runs over 500 guaranteed tour departures every year to destinations around the world. Owned by 38 of North America’s premier tour operators, TAP provides the highest… read more >
Iconic Oregon Trail landmarks are featured on Shebby Lee Tours’ six-night/seven-day itinerary scheduled for June 18-24, 2011. Beginning and ending in Denver, the program includes several Oregon Trail sites along with other attractions in the Old West Trail states of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming.