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Gloria Reed
(219) 926-4020
109 E Porter Ave
Chesterton, IN
Agency
Chesterton Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Pampalone's Travel Express
(219) 769-8448
Merrillville, IN
 
Hilbrich Holidays Travel Inc
(219) 322-1116
Schererville, IN
 
Robert Noce
(317) 399-1502
3343 Redbud Ct
Westfield, IN
Agency
Orion Cruise & Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Disney
Website
www.orioncruiseandtravel.com

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Susan Hacker
(317) 927-7151
3824 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN
Agency
Greenwood Travel & Cruise
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Asia-China, Japan, Korea Mongolia, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Castles / Villas, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Disabled / Accessible, Educational, Family Travel, Historical, Reunions, Women's Travel
Website
www.greenwoodtravel.com

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Passport Travel Inc
(219) 464-1102
Valparaiso, IN
 
Directions A Travel Company
(219) 924-6066
Highland, IN
 
Eileen Zrenner First Travel
(219) 879-1723
Michigan City, IN
 
Nannette Russell
(812) 376-3911
2780 N National Rd
Columbus, IN
Agency
Destinations-A Travel Corp.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Europe-Western, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Historical, Incentive Travel, Luxury Travel, Rafting
Website
www.travelsense.org

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Julie Kweder
(317) 538-9809
5273 Chickasaw Court
Carmel, IN
Agency
Luxury Vacation Deals/ Travel Leaders
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Art & Culture / Music, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Luxury Travel, Spa / Fitness, Women's Travel
Website
www.ctsvacations.com

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400 Years in the New World

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Traveling through modern America, the past is often hidden, masked by strip malls and skyscrapers and suburban sprawl. Our historic roots aren’t as readily apparent as the castles and great stone edifices of our European ancestors. Of more humble origins, our preserved past is often in the form of sod houses, remnants of forts or an imprint of a wagon wheel rut. So many of our early structures were lost to the destructive forces of man and nature. However, restoration and reconstruction projects are continuously going on in cities across the nation to preserve our past for future generations. One of these cities, Jamestown, is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year. The cities showcased here, along with Jamestown, are among the earliest established American settlements. All had a major impact in the colonizations of their states.

Historic Triangle, Virginia

The Historic Triangle is formed by Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown, three cities that were instrumental in our nation’s development, freedom and democracy. This year marks the anniversary of the first permanent English settlement in Jamestown. On May 14, 1607, the ships sent by the Virginia Company of London, the Susan Constant, Godspeed and Discovery, landed at Jamestown Island with 104 men. Decimated by disease, famine and Indian attacks, less than half of them survived the first year. However, with more settlers arriving every year and the establishment of their first cash crop, the tiny settlement began to flourish. More settlements followed and it was in Williamsburg that the seeds of revolution were sown by the intellectual and independent thinkers who flocked to the city. The port city of Yorktown forms the third point of the Historic Triangle, famous for its decisive battle and end to the Revolutionary War.

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown there are numerous festivities planned. America’s Anniversary Weekend occurs May 11-13, 2007 with interactive exhibits, dedications, live music and celebrity appearances. The spirit and resolve of our early pioneers will continue to be celebrated throughout the year with signature events, festivals and community programs. Key attractions not to be missed include:

Historic Jamestown. This area is still being discovered through archaeological digs. The newly opened Archaearium showcases these discoveries for the first time, allowing visitors to see the items used in daily life by our first settlers. Visitors can also witness the 1607 James Fort excavation, tour the original 17th-century church tower and watch costumed glassblowers at the Glasshouse.

Jamestown Settlement. View our nation’s beginnings through film, gallery exhibits and living history. Visitors can board replicas of the three ships that landed in Jamestown in 1607, view re-creations of the colonists’ fort and explore a Powhatan village. Costumed historical interpreters describe and demonstrate daily life in the early 17th century. The World of 1607 is a...

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