23 Must-Visit Experiences on the Historic Jefferson Highway in 2023 – Part 1

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“Roads are a record of those who have gone before.” Rebecca Solnit

Ready to take an epic road trip in 2023? How about traveling the historic Jefferson Highway? Created by the Jefferson Highway Association which was originally founded in 1915, the Jefferson Highway is an international highway, also known as “The Pines to the Palms Highway,” that runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana.

This special live broadcast episode of Big Blend Radio’s 4th Thursday “Jefferson Highway” Show focuses on 23+ unique must-do experiences on and off the historic Jefferson Highway. Featured destinations discussed on the show include Winnipeg, Canada; Owatonna, Minnesota; Lamoni in Iowa; St. Joseph, Joplin, and Harrisonville, Missouri; Fort Scott in Kansas; Muskogee, Eufaula, Atoka, and McAlester in Oklahoma; Gladewater in East Texas; and Natchitoches, Alexandria, and New Orleans in Louisiana.  Listen to the show here in the YouTube player or download the podcast on PodBean.

Map image in podcast, courtesy of Mike Conlin.

Guest Co-Hosts:

– Roger Bell, President of the Jefferson Highway Association
– Arlene Gould, Executive Director of the Natchitoches Convention & Visitors Bureau in Louisiana

Featured Guests:

– Glenda Smith – Director of Conventions & Tourism at Visit Owatonna, in Minnesota.
– Patrick Tuttle – Director of Visit Joplin, in Missouri
– Christian Mengel – Director of Communications & Marketing at St. Joseph CVB, in Missouri
– David Atkinson – Cass County Historical Society in Harrisonville, Missouri
– Jackson Tough – PR & Tourism Director at Visit Fort Scott, in Kansas
– Jordyn Jorgenson – Director of Tourism at Visit Muskogee, in Oklahoma
– Billy Sumner – Tourism Manager at McAlester Tourism, in Oklahoma
– Shirley Ingram – Tourism Specialist at Alexandria/Pineville CVB, in Louisiana

Featured Music:
– “Highway” by The Cravens
– “Nola Rolls” by Jon Roniger

Check Out Part Two of the Show Here.





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