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Southern Oregon winery has a reputation for stellar Pinot Noirs By Janie H. Pace | Photo by Janie H. Pace~ Oregon is listed third amongst the top ten wine regions in the United States, behind California and Washington State. With 774 wineries, Oregon has double the number of wineries found in Texas. Both Forbes Magazine…

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Keller was settled in the 1840s as part of the Peters Colony, by Missouri families who homesteaded near the headwaters of Big Bear Creek. In 1881, the settlement was named after John C. Keller, a foreman on the railroad, after Keller became a stop on the Texas Pacific Railway, extending north from Fort Worth to…

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Argentinean flavor with a Texas twist By Janie Pace ~ Malbec wine is derived from the Malbec grape, which grows in Argentina’s Mendoza wine region. The grapes thrive in the high-altitude, arid climate, where runoff from melted glaciers in the Andes irrigates the vines. Malbec’s most prominent feature is the intense dark color and fruity…

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Three mysteries surround the Miraculous Staircase at the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe: who built it, the engineering behind its construction, and the materials used. History of the Loretto Chapel In 1869, Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy hired two French architects Antoine Mouly and his son Projectus to construct the mother church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe,…

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 By JANIE PACE Today Fort Worth thrives on its deposits of oil and gas, the aviation industry, and its Cowtown History. Fort Worth is famous for slogans like “Where the West Begins” and “Cowboys and Culture.” Here are a dozen things to do to get the lay of the land in Fort Worth. 1. Stockyards National Historic…

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The Wicked Butcher in the new Sinclair Hotel Feast on steaks and seafood at the Wicked Butcher, a modern steakhouse inside historic downtown Fort Worth’s Sinclair Hotel, led by culinary team Chefs Richard Triptow and Austin Carlson. Walk into the hotel lobby and take the stairs down to the lower level where you will find…

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I love to stay at historic luxury hotels as often as I can, and Fort Worth has its fair share. Here is my list of eight great places to stay. The New Sinclair Autograph Collection Marriott Hotel The New Sinclair Autograph Collection Marriott Hotel downtown features high-tech innovations in its 164 guest rooms and a…

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Spend a Day at the Stockyards National Historic District Visit the Stockyards National Historic District north of downtown Fort Worth. Park at the east end of E. Exchange and get to the shady oaks out front of the Stockyards Visitor’s Center to see the twice-daily longhorn cattle drive at 11:30 am and 4:00 pm. Walk…

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Play, Stay, Eat in Fort Worth, Texas Story and photos by Janie Pace (unless otherwise indicated) Fort Worth’s History Doubling in population since 1990, Fort Worth is famous for its cowboys and culture, Where the West Begins, and the nickname “Cowtown.” The 1843 Treaty of Bird’s Fort between the Republic of Texas and many Native…

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