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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport fastest growing local market

Edited from PRNewswire/Special to The Travel Trolley CINCINNATI — Local passengers at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) grew almost 21 percent in the 3rd quarter of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008, according to the 3rd Quarter 2009 DOT report. That moved CVG to the top position for the largest increase in local passenger traffic. “CVG has seen explosive growth in its local passenger base over the last year, helping to fill parking

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Seeing America

Remembering Gen. James B. McPherson

ATLANTA — Interstate 20 roars in the background, but McPherson Avenue is otherwise a quiet road. It’s hard to imagine what this land was like 145 years ago — completely undeveloped and ravaged by war. Commercial and residential development has replaced trenches and battlefields over time, but at the intersection of McPherson and Monument avenues stands a reminder of the war that once raged here. On July 22, 1864, during the battle of Atlanta, Union Gen. James

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American Airlines to resume service to Haiti

Special to The Travel Trolley FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines will resume service into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, beginning Friday, Feb. 19. The first flight will depart from American’s hub at Miami International Airport at 6:40 a.m. EST, arriving at Port-au-Prince at 8:35 a.m. EST. This flight marks the first commercial passenger aircraft into Haiti since the earthquake that devastated the country on Jan. 12, American Airlines said in a news release. “These flights serve as

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Roadside Oddities

What’s with the rocket on the side of the road?

CORDELE, Ga. — A Cold War-era rocket on the side of the interstate isn’t an everyday occurrence. But, that’s what makes it worth the visit. “That was the very point. It’s a unique and unusual landmark for Cordele and Crisp County,” The Cordele Dispatch in 2008 quoted John Pate as saying. As president of the Cordele Rotary Club, Pate pushed to acquire the Titan I missile that stands along Interstate 75. The missile was acquired from

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Seeing America

The day Union troops destroyed the mill

ROSWELL, Ga. — Gen. William T. Sherman is not a revered man in Georgia, to say the least. And the fate of the Roswell Mill during 1864 doesn’t do much to build his case for popularity among southerners. In the decades leading up to the Civil War, Roswell King built a cotton mill along the banks of the Vickery Creek on land he bought from the Cherokee Indians. The Roswell Manufacturing Co. was in operation by