Appreciating all that makes America special

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Americana means different things to different folks. Here at Great American Things, it means cool stuff that doesn’t fit into any other category. I guess we could have called it Miscellaneous, but “Great Miscellaneous Things” doesn’t tell you much, does it?


Barn Advertising

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Before folks traveled almost exclusively on interstate highways, when two-lane roads often wound past farms and through small towns, barns...

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The Everglades

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Smack dab in Central Florida is the Kissimmee River, which most folks never see on their visits to Disney World. But this river is the...

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“Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Featured, Holiday | 0 comments

He’s wanting her to stay, she can’t make up her mind. Such a simple idea, but brilliantly executed by the wonderful Frank...

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Target

Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 in Americana | 0 comments

Doesn’t it seem like you never heard of Target stores, and two days later they were everywhere? It’s as if someone in the...

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“America the Beautiful”

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Holiday | 0 comments

“America the Beautiful” is in our pantheon of greatest patriotic songs, right there with “God Bless America,”...

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U.S. Coast Guard

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Let’s say you’re a nitwit, and you decide it’s a good idea to sail a tall ship replica of the H.M.S. Bounty into...

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Amazon.com

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

Okay, here’s a project: Try to think of something Amazon doesn’t sell. Oh, I can’t believe where your mind went. Of...

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L.L. Bean

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

In today’s urbanized America, it’s not likely that a company started by someone named Leon Leonwood Bean and headquartered in...

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Coleman Coolers

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Americana, Featured | 0 comments

First, let me say up front that I’m not a camping person. One of my favorite quotes (paraphrased, and by Nora Ephron, best I can...

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“Twas The Night Before Christmas”

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Holiday | 0 comments

How does Santa Claus look? We can thank the Coca-Cola Company for giving Americans a visual that we all now accept as the jolly old man....

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